Postal Workers Will Cease to Exist Thanks to the Internet
If you are still somehow alive after tonight's episode of "Which Escaped Mental Patient Will Lead America to Hell?" then, well, congratulations, and also you should know that while you were being hypnotized by Michele Bachmann's laser eyes and reading about it on the Internet, you were also helping to murder the U.S. Postal Service.
The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is considering cutting as many as 120,000 jobs.
Facing a second year of losses totaling $8 billion or more, the agency also wants to pull its workers out of the retirement and health benefits plans covering federal workers and set up its own benefit systems.
Congressional approval would be needed for either step and both could be expected to face severe opposition from postal unions which have contracts that ban layoffs.
The post office has cut 110,000 jobs over the last four years and is currently engaged in eliminating 7,500 administrative staff.
But the loss of mail to the Internet and the decline in advertising caused by the recession have rocked the agency.
Oh well, when Herman Cain turns us into the United States of Pizza all of those Post Office people can bring us our cheesesticks and monkey bread, problem solved. [Politico]