“The Postal Service is in a crisis today because it operates within a restrictive business model and has limited flexibility to respond to a changing marketplace,” Donahoe testified. “We need the ability to operate more as a business does. This applies to the way we provide products and services, allocate resources, configure our retail, delivery and mail processing networks and manage our workforce.”
"Specifically, legislation is needed that would do the following:
- Resolve a unique law requiring the Postal Service to make $5.5 billion annual payments to pre-fund retirement health benefits
- Return $6.9 billion in Federal Employees Retirement System over payments
- Grant the Postal Service the authority to determine delivery frequency
- Allow the Postal Service to restructure its healthcare system to make it independent of federal programs
- Grant the Postal Service the authority to provide a defined contribution retirement plan for new hires, rather than today’s defined benefit plan
- Streamline the process for product development and pricing."
Thank you Mr. Donahoe for providing the facts of what is wrong with government and union mandates on businesses. The Obama Health Care mandates haven't even been fully put in place and you are already asking to be released from them and those restrictions imposed on you by the failed leftist governmental and union policies of the past.
A union and a government run operation is under attack by within - someone wants to run it like a business to make it sustainable. "Grassroots", "ironic", - I don't think so - a protest by unions/the left by design after this senate testimony against a failing government-run program is more like it. Finally, MSNBC found a recruited "coffee party": they reported two years ago after the uprising of the Tea Party that the "coffee party" was looking for members. This is so funny it is sad.
Update to previous (last post): Obama's American Jobs Act has still not been co-sponsored (introduced) as a bill by a single Democrat in the House of Representatives.