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Please Oppose H.R. 2309

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I am writing to urge you to oppose H.R. 2309, the Postal Reform Act of 2011, introduced in the House by Rep. Darrell Issa. Recently, much has been said about the dire financial situation facing the Postal Service. Rather than addressing the underlying problems, however, H.R. 2309 would devastate service and destroy postal jobs.<br />
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If enacted into law, H.R. 2309 would mandate closing enough post offices and sorting facilities to wring $2 billion dollars in savings from the mail system over the next two years. Service to small towns and to rural postal customers would be devastated.<br />
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H.R. 2309 also would also establish a ?Solvency Authority? with the power to unilaterally cut wages and benefits.<br />
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Unfortunately, H.R. 2309 would do nothing to correct the cause of the Postal Service?s economic difficulties: It would do nothing about the billions of dollars in USPS overpayments to its pension accounts, and it would do nothing to correct the congressional mandate that requires the USPS to pre-fund the healthcare benefits of future retirees. (No other government agency or private company bears this burden, which costs the Postal Service more than $5 billion annually.)<br />
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If passed, H.R. 2309 would lead to the end of the Postal Service as we know it, and it would have a devastating impact on the American economy. I urge you to oppose H.R. 2309.<br />
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I hope you will support legislation such as H.R. 1351, which would allow the USPS to use the billions of dollars in pension overpayments to meet its financial obligations. H.R. 1351 would address the cause of the USPS financial crisis without slashing service or hurting workers.

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Nov 1st, 2016
John B. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
Oct 24th, 2016
Helen E. from Clifton, NJ writes:
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Unreal,they need to leave our postal system alone!
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Jan 31st, 2014
Someone from Haledon, NJ writes:
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Oppose postal reform act!!!!!
Oct 1st, 2013
Someone from Albuquerque, NM writes:
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Thanks postal workers for doing a great job. I don't want postal service privatized. I truly believe a vibrant public postal service is necessary for our democracy. Ben Franklin thought so too,
Sep 2nd, 2013
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