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I have to confess I've had the Republicans all wrong on this postal service thing.

Like many, I figured Rep. Issa's postal service reform bill was simply another GOP attack on public service unions, collective bargaining and the like.

But now I know better, thanks to Rep. Issa's own denial of the real reason: it's really about the unborn.

Issa vehemently denies claims that requiring the Postal Service to pre-fund pension obligations out to 75 years is tantamount to paying the pensions of employees who have yet to be born, let along enter the Service.

"Absolutely false," said Issa when asked about the claims by CNBC. It's all about insuring proper retirement benefits for current employees.

Given his party's aversion to caring for American citizens after they squall their first squalls, it's easy to understand why Issa would want to disguise his real motives.

You see, like many Republicans, Issa is a staunch foe of reproductive choice. Unlike them, however, he seems to understand that if you force women to give birth, somebody's going to have to take care of those kids, make sure they have a chance at decent lives.

Some of those children are bound to grow up and become letter carriers, sorters, drivers and other USPS employees. Those yet-unborn postal workers, let's call them "snowflake mailmen," are going to need protection long after they pass through the birth canal.

I applaud Rep. Issa's courageous, iconoclastic stand to assure the rights of at least one group of actually-born citizens, and hope that it leads to recognition that millions more of us who've been spared the nightmare of birth-denial also may require some consideration.

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