Milwaukee Journal: As the U.S. Postal Service searches for $2 billion in spending cuts, residents in several Wisconsin communities are objecting to changes at their post offices.Consolidation of mail carriers in Oconomowoc, West Bend, Oak Creek and elsewhere has stirred complaints that mail is being delivered late and that residents feel neglected. "I'm old school - I'm used to getting my mail by noon," said Brian Wiemer, an Oconomowoc Town Board member. In Waukesha, business owners fear that cutbacks in mail collection hours will undermine their ability to conduct business.Don’t forget: We all have to tighten our belts. We all have to sacrifice. Get government out of the way.
You meant to say another big bureaucratic government entitlement, didn’t you Mr. Senselessbrenner? Should we be surprised that Sensenbrenner had no “alternative plan for trimming costs?” Still, cutting taxes and the size of government sounds so good, in a conservative sorta way.
Some have found a sympathetic ear in an influential place: their (Republican) congressman. U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner and Paul Ryan both have intervened successfully on behalf of constituents who were unhappy with planned belt-tightening measures at their post office. In both cases, the Postal Service shelved its plans and re-examined its cost-cutting strategies.
Sensenbrenner, a Republican from Menomonee Falls, said that while he does not have an alternative plan for trimming costs, he found the cuts being imposed in southeastern Wisconsin to be too disruptive to customers. "You've got to remind the Postal Service repeatedly that their last name is service," he said.
Ryan and Sensenbrenner are the same two guys to come out against job retraining money for displaced factory workers. But when it comes to getting your mail later in the day, good GOD, are you crazy!