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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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  • VADMCollingwood

    This is what you get when you allow whores and gamblers to vote. 

    • Patriot Games

       Good one. But it’s even worse when you allow them to become President and Vice President and Secretary of State and Senator and House Member and Secretary of the Treasury.

  • PCR1



    • fb274

       Bad!  If the Senate as well as the house is Republican this time, Romney in as CIC will not make that much difference.   We need to get more conservatives elected to the Senate as well as increase the numbers in the House.       That’s where the difference can be made.  Romney would know better than to try to pull the same stunts as obama is pulling.  Still hoping Newt keeps standing to the convention time.  With Paul’s delegates and Newt’s (maybe even Santorum’s) we still have a chance to override Mitt.  If not, then he is the one.

  • TheresaAK

    Reid, stick to Cowboy Poetry dude….

  • Freempg

    Harry Reid stole his 2010 election. The GOPe didn’t care. They preferred EVIL to an upstart Tea Party candidate they couldn’t control. Despicable.

  • gahanson

    I’m 59, and I hate junk mail, it goes straight in the trash as soon as I bring it in

    • Jimbojimmierayjimbob

      Hey! I’m 59 too. Am I really a senior citizen??

    • $10089747

      I agree, I’m 76 and I throw mine out. I think the postal service should be privitized, as we would get better service and it probably would be profitable rather than run in the red.  Government workers get too many perks and salaries are too high.  Have you noticed anytime you go to a post office the workers seem unhappy, I think to myself, if you don’t like your job, why don’t you go work somewhere else.

      • happycarrier

        We are not goverment workers, and I agree that reforms are needed. I also am a rural
        letter carrier, when you visit the post office and "the workers seem unhappy" its because
        their is usually only one clerk to assit the customers and get mail ready to be dispatched,
        answer the phones, etc. The postal service has severly cut their hours, so the next time
        you are waiting in line think about that would you please, also think about the fact that
        we have all chiefs and no indians, the postal service bought properties at the height of
        the market, and now have to eat it. They reward bad behavior and disregard very good
        money making suggestions from the employees. It is like they intentionally want the usps
        to fail. We can’t feel great about our job when the people you work for don’t want to suceed.
        I don’t want to work for someone else, I want the people who currently are in charge of the postal
        service to get out and let people who want to be successful in. Also I withdrew from the union 2 years ago, I am not paying to keep democrats in office. I wish people would just educate themselves a little more in depth before assuming we hate our jobs, its more to it than it seems. Thank you and go open your junkmail, lol.

  • ConservativeCanadian

    Doesn’t everyone like getting junk mail?  Seriously, how else are we going to fill up our shredders and recycle bins?

  • Yankee4Palin

    What a shame, Democrat Harry Reid’s current comments as
    telling those investigating the GSA scandal to get a life goes unheard because
    he is not a Republican. 

    Kirk Lippold, the former commander of the USS Cole who lives in NV is the type of person,
    a solid adult Conservative needed to take on Harry Reid.

  • virginiagentleman1

    Harry Reid and those like him suffer from the worst kind of insanity, POLITICAL!

  • fb274

    He apparently has lack of oxygen to the brain again—might be ready for another stroke.   The last one impaired his reasoning capabilities—what would a second one do?

    • lastarza

      Obviously punch drunk and showing signs of early onset AD. He got up off the canvas too many times. We would all have been better off if he had stayed down.

  • carmtom13

    What a dumb statement! Harry Reid has 30 bills sitting in the Senate and has not put 1 up for a vote. He is NOT doing the job he was hired to do and should be FIRED!!! I don’t care what party you belong to that is part of the job. McConnell is to blame to for not pushing Reid and going out to the media everyday and stating this. They should all be thrown out if they don’t do their job!! If these people were working in the private sector they would have been fired a long time ago. WAKE UP AMERICA THIS IS WHERE OUR MONEY IS GOING TO PAY THESE PEOPLE FOR DOING NOTHING!!

  • Lennart Bilén

    Harry Reid is right. Nobody buys newspapers any more, so how else can they line their birdcages?
    "Harry Reid is for the birds"
    All I know of Harry Reid’s beloved Cowboy Poetry is a poem recited by John Wayne on Laugh-in:
    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Get off your butt
    Join the Marines.

  • Guest

    Muck off Harry…idiot.

  • Rhonda Baker

    What an ass, cmon Nevada, wise up!!!!

  • Pete Petretich

    Speaking of Harry Reid…

    Las Vegas! Who’d a thunk it? What better place for GSA and former Commissioner Dimora to blow their dirty money!

    Jimmy Dimora is going to jail for a long time, if you haven’t heard. This Las Vegas stuff is a pattern we Palinistas should keep an eye out for! It seems that Dem politicos regularly blow public monies and corruption kickbacks on a "weekend in Vegas", or two, or three, or…

  • Betsey_Ross

    Harry Reid is dangerously stupid.  I’m a senior and I hate junk mail, but then I always have.  My husband saves it up and sends it to which ever post paid envelope he has laying around.  This time I would gladly pay to mail it all to Harry Reid.

    • susiepuma

      Good idea – think I will save my junk mail for a week and then send it all to Harry Reid……………..

  • Dagobomb

    Hey Harry, you delusional goober, I turned sixty one today and hate junk mail slightly less than the fact you are using up oxygen we all are going to need in the future.

    • virginiagentleman1

      Happy Birthday, Youngster!  (I didn’t spend much time on the ‘net yesterday and so I didn’t see your post). Hope it was a great birthday and I wish you many, many more!

      • Dagobomb

        Thank you.

  • nkthgreek

    Perhaps it’s time for Sen. Reid to retire. (Scratch "perhaps". It IS time for him to retire!)

  • cathmom

    "Elderly Americans, more than anyone in America, rely on the United States Postal Service"
    No, Mr. Reid, Elderly Americans, more than anyone in America, rely on their good health care and medicare. 


  • lastarza

    Nobody likes junk mail, even the carriers who have to deliver it. However, the USPS depends more and more on it because of the loss of first class mail to the internet, fedex and ups and the contracts with their unions have made it more impossible to stay on budget. The cost of automation also factors in, as does the exorbitant salaries and percs given to their high level execs. They are also mandated by Congress to operate without a profit. What a way to run a business!

  • indemind

    When ever I hear Christine MacVie Of The Great Fleetwood Mac sing the song  "Over My Head" ….
    Harry Reid, comes to mind….


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