By Charlene Woodcock (Contact)
To be delivered to: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
Our post offices are being sold! The purpose of the US Postal Service, enshrined in our Constitution, is to provide a public service. A misguided Congress, in 1971, passed the Postal Reorganization Act to require the Postal Service to make a profit. Now Congress's 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act is driving the USPS into bankruptcy, requiring it to pay $5.5 billion a year for employee benefits 75 years into the future, and then putting the downtown post offices' prime real estate up for sale to corporate investors.
Our post offices anchor the centers of towns across the country and provide Americans, both individuals and businesses, with convenient, efficient, affordable mailing services. Our government once honored its citizen taxpayers by building handsome public buildings for our use. It's time to halt Congress's outrageous attack on the US Postal Service and sale of public buildings that our tax dollars built and that belong to the people of the USA.
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