In one of the latest campaigns from TheTeaParty.net, members are urged to support Congressman Darrel Issa (R-CA)’s “Postal Reform Act.” Their petition page, at last check, claims “77,292 Letters and Emails Sent So Far.” After members sign the petition, they are directed to a page where they can “send your comments as a letter to your elected officials.”
Here are some highlights of the Postal Reform Act. It would:
-Create two new bureaucratic agencies to restructure USPS;
-Close thousands of post offices and shut down 30% of area or district offices;
-Force renegotiation of union contracts and fire every USPS employee over retirement age;
-Replace postal service in rural areas with private sector options;
-Increase postal rates as much as 5% per year.
Maybe if TheTeaParty.net is so convinced that the free market is the best way to send mail, then they should use FedEx or UPS to deliver these 77,000 letters and see how much that costs?