Bernie Sanders & Postal Service
Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He previously represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives. Mail, or post, is a system for transporting letters and other tangible objects: written documents, typically enclosed in envelopes, and also small packages are delivered to destinations around the world. /5
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BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 14 – Calling on the Postal Service to avert damaging service cuts and job losses, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pointed to a new report today that revenue for the mail delivery service rose by $569 million during the Fiscal Year that just ended.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has joined with Sen. Bernie Sanders to speak out against proposed cuts to the US Postal Service.
In The Wall Street Journal, Sen. Bernie Sanders writes that antigovernment types have for years claimed that the Postal Service is going broke. It's not.
Save the Postal Service: A congressional mandate that requires the United States Postal Service to pre-pay employee retirement benefits 75 years in advance has kept the agency from posting a profit. Sen. Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to reverse that “onerous and unfair” burden. Sanders t...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Bernie for President?: Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Friday that it is essential to have someone in the 2016 presidential campaign willing to take on Wall Street, address the collapse of the middle class, tackle the spread of poverty and fiercely oppose cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Addressing Global Warming also needs to be a top priority, not an afterthought, Sanders said. In an interview with the Burlington Free Press, Sanders said he is willing to consider a run, probably as an independent, if no other progressive candidate steps up. USPS Profits: The U.S. Postal Service achieved its first revenue increase in five years but still lost $5 billion in fiscal 2013, according to figures released Friday. Postal unions, the USPS board of governors, and at least one lawmaker said the overall loss was due to a requirement that the agency pre-fund retiree benefits to the tune of about $5.6 billion per year. Sen. Sanders, who has proposed legislation to end th ...
The Week in Review: Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday put a spotlight on high unemployment among young people. On Thursday, protecting seniors from budget cuts was the focus of summit he hosted in Washington. On Thursday, Sanders renewed his call for filibuster reform after Senate Republicans used stalling tactics to keep President Obama’s nominees to head EPA and the Department of Labor bottled up in committee. A Thursday Senate speech focused on modernizing the U.S. Postal Service. And in a Wednesday column in Politico, Sanders examined the severe shortage of primary care physicians in the United States. Continue reading here:
Article: Lets Not Concede Just Yet: 'Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced legislation to modernize the U.S. Postal Service, save Saturday mail and repeal a crippling law responsible for 80 percent of the mail system’s funding woes. So this means it is NOT a done deal. There is hope, but WE have to get involved. We have to let our Congress people KNOW that we support saving 6 day delivery and that we support the Sanders and DeFazio bills. As I said earlier, OUR VOICE has to be louder than the USPS PR Machine. Are you willing to help to stop the dismantling of the Postal Service you work for? Are you willing to spend your time and effort to get other people involved? I know all of this constant barrage of bad news about our jobs is a morale killer. I know it easier to just think whatever happens will happen. Believe me the fight ahead of us WILL NOT BE EASY. And there is NO guarantee that we will win. Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter. Try Again. Fail Better.'
The Week in Review: Comprehensive legislation to reverse Climate Change was introduced in the Senate on Thursday by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer. A bill to save the U.S. Postal Service was proposed by Sanders on Wednesday. The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden is waiting, six months after he left the service, for VA disability benefits. Sanders met with him and announced that the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing next month on the VA’s benefits backlog. And President Obama talked about the middle class Tuesday in the first State of the Union address of his second term. Continue reading here:
The Week in Review: The need to create jobs and help working families still struggling to recover from a terrible recession are themes that Sen. Bernie Sanders hopes President Obama emphasizes in next Tuesday’s State of the Union address. The senator discussed his hopes for Obama’s second term in a Monday interview with PBS’s Tavis Smiley. On Wednesday, Sanders said Congress should block a U.S. Postal Service plan to stop delivering letters on Saturdays. And on Thursday, Sanders introduced legislation to help balance the budget and create American jobs by closing loopholes that let businesses shelter income in offshore Tax Havens. The senator discussed the Postal Service and Tax Havens in a Friday radio interview. Continue reading here:
Sen. Bernie Sanders took to The Ed Show to explain why the GOP’s plan to destroy the Postal Service is all about killing 230,000 jobs in the name of privatization.
Listen to Bernie Sanders an Independent from Vermont .. On the saving of the US postal Service ... Republicans want to dismantle this Service .. Which serves every home in America.. Every home.. !! They will have to dismantle the Constitution .. Due to the fact it clearly states .. There will be a Post Office !! :( :( .. We have been pre-funding retiree benefits .. In the billions .. No other corporAtion or federal agency pre- funds future retiree benefits .. This is not smart business .. It needs to stop .. Congress is the only way to stop this craziness !!!
Unemployment in July was 8.3 percent, the Labor Department announced on Friday. Millions of good-paying jobs could be created, Sen. Bernie Sanders told The Stephanie Miller Show on Friday, by transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels to solar, wind and other clean energy sources. Congress has resisted that and other proposals to address Global Warming, the focus of a major Sanders floor speech on Monday and a Senate Environment committee hearing on Wednesday. Senate Republicans on Thursday used another filibuster to block consideration of a cybersecurity bill. House Republicans refused to take up a Senate-passed bill to save the U.S. Postal Service, which defaulted on a big payment that came due on Wednesday.
At a time when the U.S. Postal Service is considering deep cuts in services and jobs, an internal watchdog today told Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that a big funding cushion already has been built into the mail service's retirement and health benefit funds. Billions of dollars owed to the funds have been cited by Postal Service managers as a main reason that it must cut 220,000 jobs and close 3,700 Post Offices and 252 mail processing plants - half of all the current sorting centers.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, responding to a Wall Street Journal editorial of May 2, 2012 attacking the United States Postal Service, "In the midst of the worst economic downturn since the 1930s and the collapse of the American middle class, we must do everything we can to prevent the elimination of 220,000 decent-paying jobs at the Postal Service - many of them held by veterans. We also must be mindful that some eight million private-sector jobs, many in small business, are dependent on a strong and universal Postal Service. The Journal ignores the most important reason for the Postal Service's financial troubles: a $5.5 billion annual mandate to prefund 75 years of future retiree health benefits in just 10 years. This onerous requirement, unmatched by any entity in the private sector or government, is responsible for more than 80% of the Postal Service's debt. But for this prefunding mandate, the Postal Service would have posted a profit of $700 million from 2007-2010 and a $200 million profit in the first quar ...
In a productive week, the Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to modernize the Postal Service and on Thursday voted for legislation to renew the Violence Against Women Act. Sen. Bernie Sanders played a leading role in crafting the postal bill. He cosponsored the measure to extend the law on domestic a...
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