So, in solidarity, OccupyWallStreet NYC joined the Postal Workers today. The gave the microphone to an OccupyWallStreet Protest. Listen to the words. My favorite crowd chant:
Union Busting is Disgusting
HR 1351 would let the Postal Service use billions of dollars in pension overpayments to meet a Congressional mandate to pre-fund* 75 years’ worth of health care benefits for future retirees.
The measure is being proposed after a year in which the post office suffered more than $8 billion in losses. Now the post office is facing a loss of $10 billion more.
*Who prefunds 75 years' worth of health care benefits? We know what the goal is.
Shock Doctrine at U.S. Postal Service: Is A Manufactured Crisis Behind Push to Privatize?
For more information on this issue I highly recommend this diary by joanneleon
Another MSM fail: Has this nationalwide demonstration been on the news?
I have a great idea!
Screw elections and this expensive election process.
Let's hire people to run the country. Of course, they would have to abide by Right To Work Laws. We can fire them at any time for any reason.
And, of course, they will all be part-time and ineligible for any benefits.
And, of course, we will only offer poor pay because we know people are desperate for a job.
All we need is a Human Resources Department to go through the resumes for those interested in being hired for
Supreme Court Justice (this will be a volunteer job, term limit 2 years)
And all the other offices presently requiring elections.
THE UNITED STATES CAN NO LONGER AFFORD POLITICIANS.
Put Politicians on notice: Their Retirement Benefits are on the line. Knock it off!
You are aware of the Golden Parachutes CongressCritters get if they serve for a long time, right?
LET'S SEND THIS MESSAGE TO THE CRACKPOTS demanding the Postal Service of the USA to pre-fund 75 years worth of health care benefits.