Senator Corker: Congress Needs to Stop Hamstringing the Postal Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., made the following statement today in reaction to reports that the House has added legislative language to the “CR” (continuing resolution spending bill to fund government) that would force the Postal Service to continue six-day delivery. The Postal Service estimates it would save roughly $2 billion a year by moving to five-day delivery for some postal products.

“This is the worst of Washington – here Congress is unable to pass reforms that would enable the Postal Service to operate and not be a burden to taxpayers, and yet Congress also continues to interfere and not allow the Postal Service to make the decisions it believes are necessary to operate viably in the future. If this action is carried through, Congress will be hamstringing the Postal Service, hastening its demise and probably adding additional financial burdens to U.S. taxpayers,” said Corker.

7 thoughts on “Senator Corker: Congress Needs to Stop Hamstringing the Postal Service

  1. As For privatizing the Postal service that is nothing but a money grab by congresses cronies.Skim the cream and leave the bones!We all will be sorry because the prices will go through the roof!What congress is doing to the postal service is a Disgrace to the memory of all who have served and died for this country!!

  2. The Postl Service is not a burden to the taxpayers !They receive no tax subsidy and depend on moey aquired through sales of their products.Congress is responsible for most of the Postal service woes.Congress needs to get off the postal employees back and return all the money they have been skimming like the have been doing to Social Security Fund for years.Time to stop robbing Peter to pay Paul!

  3. Mr. Corker you are from Chattanooga Tennessee and you fought hard to get the Volkswagen Plant to Chattanooga. Now you are in Congress and your own P&DC from Chattanooga is on the list for consolidation. Why are you not trying harder to help your fellow Chattanooga workers by trying to pass a bill that would save us. You wanted more business in Chattanooga to make you look good but what about the ones you are not helping out. Do you realize or even care about the spiral effect closing this facility would have on other businesses trying to come here.

  4. “This is the worst of Washington – here Congress is unable to pass reforms that would enable the Postal Service to operate and not be a burden to taxpayers, and yet Congress also continues to interfere and not allow the Postal Service to make the decisions it believes are necessary to operate viably in the future.

    You mean it was the Postal Service’s Idea to have 55 billion extorted from them in a ten year period? How is congress’ demand for 5.5bil /yr to be put into a fund that is already over funded by billions helping the postal service?

    Let me guess. You put them out of business and these 10’s of billions become yours..

  5. Is ” Hamstringing” even a word? Senator Corker: if you don’t like it, get off your FAT ASS, and get something done. That’s all that most of america wants, you and your fellow assholes to pass SOMETHING. A third grader could figure this out.

  6. six-day is the way to go. give these carriers an early out if you want to save money also you have too many supervisors getting paid to do nothing check that out. You would clean house giving the early out to those with 25 years of servce and no penalty. Give carriers one year to put there house in order to commit. The postal service makes money its congress standing in the way. let the carriers have stock in the postal service and get the hell out of the way. No body does it better. Early out is the way to go.

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