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Why Government Won’t Shrink

Just put this in the file of “I’m for the bill as long as I don’t pay.”

Under Rep. Darrell Issa’s bill, the 40 percent discount that nonprofits have been getting for the postage rates on their mailings since Congress authorized it in 1951 would be reduced by 5 percent a year, and to 10 percent after six years.

Advocates for nonprofits say they support all the proposed changes, except for the nonprofit provision.

As far as I know, this has nothing to do with Left vs. Right.  Just big vs. small.  Me vs. they.


Music, Sweet Music – US Postal Service To Lay Off 120,000

It would seem that people only care about monopolies when they are in the hands of anyone but the government.  But, when in those trusted hands of Uncle Sam, it’s A-OK for an organization to have a legal strangle hold on a market.

Enter the United States Postal Service.

For years this organization has been losing money by the truck load.  The truck load I tell you.  And the whole time they’re losing this money there are corporations willing and able to take the job from them.  FedEx and UPS would be chomping at the bit to be able to have a shot at the commercial mail that the USPS handles right now.

But the government won’t let ’em.

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