Senator Coburn Says USPS “succumbed to parochial-minded micromanagers in Congress”

Coburn Statement on USPS Board of Governors Decision to Back Away From Modified Delivery

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the announcement from the United States Postal Service Board of Governors that it has reversed direction in pursing modified Saturday delivery:

“It is unfortunate the USPS Board of Governors has reversed course and further delayed structural reforms that are needed to ensure the solvency and longevity of the postal service,” Dr. Coburn said.  “Turning away from previous plans to institute a modified Saturday delivery significantly stalls any momentum Postal officials were building to responsibly manage their operation.  Instead, Postal officials have succumbed to parochial-minded micromanagers in Congress.  We need one postmaster, not 536.”

“This reversal cannot continue forever due to the changing business model of mail services.  Nevertheless, I look forward to working further with the Postal Service on comprehensive reform that will protect taxpayers and ensure fiscal solvency of the organization.”

3 thoughts on “Senator Coburn Says USPS “succumbed to parochial-minded micromanagers in Congress”

  1. How much money have Coburn and Issa received from FedEx, UPS and their major shareholders in the form of campaign contributions?

    Do either of these “public servants” or their relatives have a financial interest in the success of these “for-profit” corporations?

    What would motivate honest men to abandon and sabotage the interests of The U.S Postal Service, a “not for profit” public service which is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and which Coburn and Issa have sworn to uphold?

    FedEx and UPS, thanks to dubious transit agreements, are now flush with billions from our parcel mail business as we go under. Why?

  2. end the prefunding mandate and the entire postal issue is solved. Coburn and Issa who is worth 350 million dollars are out to destroy the middleclass. they are so wealthy its sickening

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