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Harry Reid: We Can’t Close Post Offices Because Seniors Love Getting Junk Mail





This is certainly a novel argument, via The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cited seniors’ love of junk mail in urging passage of a United States Postal Service reform bill.

[…]

"Madam President," Reid said to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the presiding officer of the Senate, "I’ll come home tonight here to my home in Washington and there’ll be some mail there. A lot of it is what some people refer to as junk mail, but for the people who are sending that mail, it’s very important.

"And when talking about seniors, seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world," Reid continued. "Elderly Americans, more than anyone in America, rely on the United States Postal Service, but unless we act quickly, thousands of post offices … will close. I’ve said this earlier today; I repeat it."

I don’t know which is dumber: Reid’s claim Republicans are mean-spirited because they don’t think taxpayers should be funding cowboy poetry, or today’s nonsense that we can’t bring fiscal sanity to an organization that bleeds billions of dollars every year because "seniors love getting junk mail".  What part of $16 trillion in debt doesn’t Dingy Harry understand?

 



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