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Daily Archives: August 26th, 2020


There are millions of opinions in this country yet we have failed to learn from the past and we are suffering for it now. If the time were taken to look back on the past 50 years of government we could see the evolution of special interest groups, the conservatives and the “moral’ right. These are groups who have “their” interests which are not necessarily the interests of the country as a whole but they have influenced our elections and policies  which has affected us all up to this day. The ways these efforts have affected us: Botch McConnell- blocking legislation put forth by the Obama administration and taking a neutral stance on legislation by TOTUS. Underneath the public information are the backroom deals and many of those deals are not ultimately good for us and we have no input on their implementation. With all of this, these elected officials come to us each election season as people of good will and ask for another term. Our failure as voters is that we are wont to read the dull and long history of what each of these folks have done to us over time. Perhaps we should look at the ways these people who  we elected to serve ALL of us are serving just some of us on the backs of MOST of us.

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After several days of watching and listening to reports on the Post Master and related, I have wondered if anyone really understands the implications of the current administration’s campaign against mail in votes. First  we should understand that we have essentially a lame duck administration abetted by a neer do well Congress. The original sin of Congress in forcing the Post Office to prepay their pension obligations was the beginning of the money issues within the Department. The post office has not been able to break even since that fateful directive in 2006.- HR 6407. This makes the Postal service pay into the retirement and health care fund the amount shown below:

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`(3)(A) The United States Postal Service shall pay into such Fund–
`(i) $5,400,000,000, not later than September 30, 2007;
`(ii) $5,600,000,000, not later than September 30, 2008;
`(iii) $5,400,000,000, not later than September 30, 2009;
`(iv) $5,500,000,000, not later than September 30, 2010;
`(v) $5,500,000,000, not later than September 30, 2011;
`(vi) $5,600,000,000, not later than September 30, 2012;
`(vii) $5,600,000,000, not later than September 30, 2013;
`(viii) $5,700,000,000, not later than September 30, 2014;
`(ix) $5,700,000,000, not later than September 30, 2015; and
`(x) $5,800,000,000, not later than September 30, 2016.
`(B) Not later than September 30, 2017, and by September 30 of each succeeding year,

This is only part of the entire law, to read it in it’s entirety search: HR6407. The Trump administration and it’s abettors are asserting that the President is correct in his assessment in spite of the fact that many of them benefit from mail in  and absentee votes. This blind following is why we have a raging pandemic and deteriorating economy. It is unfortunate that too many voters latch on to one issue and ignore the wider range of ills brought about by this administration.

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