Posts Tagged ‘PAEA’
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
By Jay Galione, Director, Gone Postal
I sifted through the barrage of news stories on the Postal “default” last week hoping to find some real journalism. Sadly, I didn’t. Instead, I came across the same tired citations from official sources like the Postmaster General, the National Union heads, and the players in Congress.
Here’s the skinny: Wracked with a financial burden imposed by the Bush administration* the Postal Service defaults on a multibillion dollar annual payment, following the greatest recession since The Great Depression.
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
People bullied at work recognize when they are being set up to fail. They are typically targeted because of their superior technical or social skills. Objectively they are not poor performers or failures. So, bullies engineer ways to sabotage and undermine the good worker. Then, when the outcome falls short, the target takes the blame. But the entire problem was manufactured by the bully.
Headline: U.S. Postal Service on Brink of Bankruptcy Beneath the screaming chicken little message is the story of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA), a mean-spirited and deceiving law. The 2006 bill slid through Congress at a rate unheard of by those of us working to pass a law. It was introduced on Dec. 7, passed the House Dec. 8, passed the Senate Dec. 9 and signed into law Dec. 20. By forcing the USPS (Postal Service) to pay for something it could not afford do, failure is guaranteed. This is bullying on a grand scale.
Sadly, the USPS financial crisis is entirely avoidable if only common sense would prevail. Here’s the background.