Washington To Close Historic Post Office In Benjamin Franklin's Old House Because Why Not
The U.S. Postal Service is now going to close "more than 1 in 10" of its post office locations around the country, as part of the National Shutting Down orchestrated by Washington Republicans and their extremist-libertarian corporate overlords. One such post office up for closure is in Old Philadelphia, inside a historic home that belonged to Benjamin Franklin. The post office moved in back in 1975, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the American postal service -- Franklin is credited with starting the American postal service, and served as the nation's first postmaster general. Whatever, history doesn't make money for the Koch Brothers while screwing everybody else, right?
Benjamin Franklin was a socialist fruit who created many socialist institutions that destroyed America, including public fire departments, public mail service and public libraries. He died in France during the "culture wars," nuzzling the scrotum of a communist, probably. [AP/CBS]