Get those signs ready because every USPS supporter’s favorite Congressman is coming to town.
Congressman Darrell Issa will be speaking at a NH GOP event on Presidents Day (Feb 17th) at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord NH.
As the Chairman of the House Government Affairs Committee, Congressman Issa has spearheaded the charge that would lead to the eventual privatization of the USPS. He has proposed to; cut Saturday delivery, cut thousands of postal employee’s jobs, cut door-to-door delivery, and even proposed allowing UPS and FedEx the ability to use mailboxes like the postal service. All of these horrible ideas are in response the myth that the USPS is ‘failing’ or going bankrupt.
There is no denying that the USPS currently has money problems, however the problems were all made by Congress when they mandated that the USPS pre-fund their retirement system to pay for the next 75 years of retirees, in the next 10 years. This has lead to a $5 billion dollar shortfall in the USPS budgets. Even with these money problems it should be noted that the USPS does not add one red cent to the national deficit because the USPS is a self-funded agency. If people like Congressman Issa would just remove the pre-funding mandate, the USPS would bring in a profit of $600-$700 million dollars annually.
We cannot allow people like Congressman Issa continue to lie to the public about the problems of the USPS. We will not stand idly by and watch why Congressman Issa takes the most trusted government agency and sells it off piece by piece. This is why postal employees and community activists will be holding an informational picket in front of the Grappone Center, opposing Issa’s actions against the USPS.
Where: Grappone Convention Center
70 Constitutional Avenue,
Concord, NH, 03301.
When: Moday Feb 17th (Presidents Day) from 4:30-5:30pm
Join USPS employees, members of the American Postal Workers Union, The National Association of Letter Carriers, and community supporters to tell Congressman Issa,
The USPS Is Not For Sale!