FACT #4: ALL companies are required to fund any pension promises they make to their employees. These media people, whether political, weather, culture, are all soft boys and girls…and untill they have had to endure and go through some actual, really serious stuff…they are piss ants and weak-soul nothingness to us. Still getting a game plan together to get to WDC and offer our input…so glad to hear about SD’s efforts. Trump has long been critical of the Postal Service, saying as recently as April 7 that the service "has lost billions of dollars every year" and has an unfair relationship with Amazon. Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits and Pension Funding Issues," Jan. 7, 2015, Government Accountability Office, "U.S. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Postal Service, "Postmaster General statement on U.S. 12 1/2 miles five days a week—sometimes six days a week if there was a hiring freeze on. Still have lots of family out in the Kenner area. Meanwhile, many towns were short at least one or two carriers. They are all going to be okay because they live in disciplined parameters of situational awareness. Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act: Senate passed H.R. Battered conservative syndrome, and the battering has come from Republicons, …. Clearly designed to kill the post office. ( Log Out / It was a blunder, one of the worst pieces of legislation Congress has passed in a … As a young kid in New Orleans, when we got out to see the damage from H. Betsy…whose eye passed directly over us…and as a kid, I learned that the second half would be worse than the first. Regarding post office gate here are the facts. District of Columbia So good to hear from you. But the reality is more bleak — especially now. What is distinctive about the USPS is that, a a result of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), they are also required to pre-fund their retiree medical promises. "If left unattended, closure of the U.S. Besides, it drives the Lefties nuts. You know how kids get excited about storms…. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. A walking route like my husband’s was laid out & inspected to consist of 6 hours on the street and 2 hours inside the PO. I’d create and send boxes and boxes weekly to sites around the US for training classes, we’re talking close to 100,000-pages in book format. That is an asterick in several journals about the 3 worst hurricanes to hit the US mainland. As it were NOLA was mum about where it was they were going to send the city’s evacuees to and NOLA has a pretty…impressive…COVID rate too. While the Postal Service has seen declines in first-class and marketing mail, growth in shipping and packaging — which includes Amazon — has been a bright spot. The following is from an excellent article written by Elizabeth Bauer in FORBES: MYTH: Without these burdensome requirements, the USPS would neither be losing money nor experiencing its current and/or pre-COVID cashflow crunch. “Aye” and “Yea” mean the same thing, and so do “No” and “Nay”. Whole concrete sections of Hwy 90 in Mississippi were literally sucked up and pulled out of the ground. In a world of wild talk and fake news, help us stand up for the facts. I decided to take the books from the sections, scanned them into my system and the only time I’d have to send anything down was if there were changes and they’d only have to send me the change pages to scan and replace. In the 2006 election cycle, the postal unions gave 4X more $ to Democrats. "It’s losing money because in 2006, the Republican-led Congress passed a law forcing it to prepay its pensions for 75 years, which no other corporation does. I know just how dark and depressing that bastion city of political mafia is…as u know, Uni-party…no difference anymore except a few rare jewels like Devin Nunes, Jordan, some others, but always recognizing China investment snakes like McConnell, Ryan, Feinstein…you know who they are. In 2006, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) ordered the USPS to pre-fund employee retiree health benefits for the next 75 years. Not enough knowledge out there right now. Pingback: CTH: Facts & Myths about the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (2006) - wlvrns! Personally, I think the fear-mongering weather news and media are going for ratings and child-like attention. There’s also some confusion over whether the Postal Service was forced to prepay benefits "for 75 years," as the Facebook post said. The United States Code is meant to be an organized, logical compilation of the laws … Their system was too antiquated to even build an interface for. Sarasota county Florida primary republican voter turnout very low. It was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat potential false news and misinformation on its News Feed. 3198) on December 20, 2006. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) required the USPS to create a $72 billion fund to pay for the cost of its post-retirement health care costs, 75 years into the future. It is amazing the line in the sand between truth and lies and media/political propaganda. Learn how your comment data is processed. Katrina was a drastic storm. Five years ago, during the Bush administration, the Postal Service handled the largest volume of mail ever seen in its 236-year history. The Big Boss was furious, that took ‘workload’ away from the graphics, that must STOP! Mike Pence voted against it. Somewhere I read that all the Postal Service gets for delivering Amazon packages is ONE lousy dollar apiece! If you lose, you pay. But what's really dragging down the Postal Service is something else entirely. I’m reporting you to Des Moines for laying down in the street!” This coming from a woman who never set toenail on a route and was 100# overweight! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It also mandated the USPS to deliver six days of the week. I’ve read enough of your comments to know what you are made of. However, many many days those trays were jam-packed with out-of-sequence addresses or outdated addresses. 4.Political agenda Politics | Talk | Opinion – Contact Info: email@example.com. They are getting ready. Automation resulted in time-saving, sort of. I could be a bit concerned for my #1 fav retired Army military family in Leesville. They are geared up and ready to roll for whatever comes. It reorganized the Postal Rate Commission, compelled the USPS to pay in advance for the health and retirement benefits of all of its employees for at least 50 years, and stipulated that the price of postage could not increase faster than the rate of inflation. Either way, we are screwed ! Clear, concise, and easy to understand. Would the Postal Service be turning a profit otherwise? It’s losing money because in 2006, the Republican-led Congress passed a law forcing it to prepay its pensions for 75 years, which no other corporation does … Without this law, the Postal Service would be turning a profit.". And the carrier “was made whole” and awarded a calculated sum. I CHRONICLES 12:32. The different divisions that did training compiled their manuals into a master and they’d bring it down, sending it thru graphics, for me to scan in and print. “The PAEA contributions have no bearing on cash flow because the USPS IS NOT making those contributions.” Unlike other employers, though, the USPS is required by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 2006 to pre-fund retiree health costs out of current income. Re: The Fischer Projects. Some estimate as high as 230mph+, H. Camille was so infested with many tornados…. As a retired Army tank commander and fire chief for Sundown Volunteer Fire Dept in the Leesville area, his estimation is that they are going to be okay, but ready for any changes. Last-mile delivery services it provides for Amazon are not the cause of those problems. "This burden has quite nearly bankrupted the USPS over a 15-year period.". One problem with lieing, is when the victim realises you have lied to them, not only do you lose credibility, but they feel like you insulted their intelligence, by thinking they would believe it. It’s pretty aggravating and WAY beyond old! Mike Pence voted against it. However, even here, again, all companies which promise retiree medical benefits must account for them in their financial reporting even if they don’t prefund. Clearly not a Republican only bill. They’d have to be sent out and arrive at the training site en masse and on time – we’re talking late 90s here. Rules were meant to be broken by management & when my husband would point out chapter & verse in the contract, Postmaster would smugly retort, “file a grievance, I don’t care.” You pay for mediators to travel to your city PO and meet with craft & management. The law put a financial strain on the service, which has defaulted on some of the statutorily prescribed payments. I know you as a sensible, common sense voice! Current walking carriers many times are out past 5 p.m. During the lead-up to Hurricane Georges we had a local forecaster darn near had a total meltdown on the air, you could feel the projected panic with the TV off. 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Postal Service: Background and Issues for Congress,", "U.S. Postal Service battered by coronavirus," April 11, 2020, U.S. The Post Office handles 400 million items per day on average. However, what is also distinctive is that any private-sector company may simply cancel its retiree medical benefits at any time; the funding requirement for the USPS exists because only an act of Congress would enable them to cut these benefits. FACT #2: 201 Democrats in the House voted for the bill, along with the 208 Republicans. But as Oliver pointed out, much of that debt was due to the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA). Misinformation isn't going away just because it's a new year. 22, to reform the postal laws of the United States, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 662, Senate companion measure, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendments proposed thereto: In Michigan, “we were able to really flatten” the racial disparity in COVID-19’s impact “and make significant progress.”, On Inauguration Day, Vice President Kamala Harris “put her clutch on top of the Bible so her hand is not touching it.”, “WHO admits their testing grossly overstates individuals testing positive for COVID.”, “Go to antifa.com and it takes you to Biden’s White House! In part, the Act provided new flexibility, particularly in competitive pricing for shipping services, enabling the Postal Service to respond to dynamic market conditions and changing customer needs for packages. Then there is the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA), which some have taken to calling " the most insane law " ever passed by Congress. I imagine many, many of the people are on Twitter declaring their patriotic love of country, and how they would fight to the death against a tyrannical enemy, but somehow they could not get off their ass and vote. Postal Service operates and conducts business. According to the newest hurricane plots it sucks to be in Baton Rouge! Says Rep. Pramila Jayapal was not wearing a mask in Congress during the U.S. Capitol mob. I wasn’t there for Katrina, but I have a close nephew who at one time made close to $200,000 a year as a repo guy. That probably went over the heads of the majority but locals knew what that meant. A fact sheet said that without defaulting, the service "would not have been able to pay our employees, our suppliers, or deliver the mail" — a point the postmaster general reiterated in 2019 congressional testimony. So the money that has been paid into the PAEA is just sitting in an account somewhere in Government? We are doing well, just set up homestead to have battery backup, if grid goes down (phase #1l Still, no other federal agency faces a similar pre-funding mandate, O’Rourke said. stella, Puts a smile on my face. NONE of them are permitted to take a “pay as you go” approach but must contribute to a pension fund an amount equivalent to what a worker has accrued that year in benefit promises, regardless of how far into the future that worker will be retiring, and must make up for any shortfalls due to asset losses or other reasons. 801 3rd St. S An optional microchip for COVID-19 vaccines “would give officials information on who has and has not been vaccinated” and “tracks the location of the patient.”. One thing I’ve noticed is that all the Postal Service unions (Nat. Exactly ,but in order to to deflect from the issue at hand ,we make a comment that has nothing to do with the subject.You go girl. Stella what happened to the real money that was paid to Congress by the Postal Service? I’m still remembering Cat 4 H. Betsy in 1965…and friends losing everything to 20′ of water…then later in 1969, H.Camille…which I still think was the strongest Cat 5 to hit the mainland…we’ll never know for sure because Camille destroyed all the weather apparatus. Should Congress have been more flexible when the USPS first started running into trouble with the Great Recession and the shift from snail to e-mail, rather than its miserly one year’s funding relief in 2009? If these old trucks are catching fire with such frequency, why is the USPS still using them? NOLA’s somewhat better off as compared to 2005, that was the culmination of decades of corruption and a public that had grown used to the status quo and the belief that ‘it’ll never happen here’. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 significantly changed how the U.S. You gotta tell my wife about that ‘sensible’ thing. After all, we got through Rita in 2005 a month later after Katrina. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 was by far the worst legislation and has slowly put a strangle hold on the US Postal Service. He, like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, was a snake in the grass. We were in a makeshift facility he’d comandeered on the Westbank, he’d set it up as a place where NOPD could get a meal, hot coffee, shower off in the yard with a hose pipe, all of those things the high brass and politicians could do in a civilized manner in the big Quarter hotel they’d taken over. Anyhoo, it’s been great reconnecting with you. However, the Postal Service has more financial problems than just the requirements of the law. You got it, and estimate the parameters correctly. The 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act required the Postal Service to pre-fund future retiree health benefits, not pensions. But that 10 year period ended in 2016, so it can’t be blamed for current USPS woes. One of the most perniscious effects of the Republicons in Congress, is how it demoralises a % of the population. Stella has done an excellent job of myth busting about the postal service mess. Then there is the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA), which some have taken to calling “the most insane law” ever passed by Congress. Voting by mail is a different conversation. Most Americans have never heard of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. If the Postal Service actually made a profit ( you know real dollars) in those years and paid it to the Congress do you really think that it’s in an account somewhere? I don’t care to speculate. I have been posting several of Ms. Bauers excellent articles all over SM. 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