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(Vanity) Post Office clerk: "I voted for Obama because Romney will shut down my post office."
Self | Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | Jyotishi

Posted on 11/06/2012 2:30:28 PM PST by Jyotishi

I visited the post office after voting this morning. I asked the clerk at the counter if he had already voted. He told me that he had and that the lines were long. Then he said that he voted for Obama because Romney will shut down his post office if he gets elected! The height of Obama's false propaganda seems to have no limit.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; romney; usps

1 posted on 11/06/2012 2:30:30 PM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

Me! Me! Me!


2 posted on 11/06/2012 2:32:28 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop the freeloader REVENGE against America! Vote on November 6th!)
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To: Jyotishi

THIS is a great reason to vote FOR Romney. I live in a small town with an extremely convenient P.O., but I won’t care if they shut it down. Personally, I wish they would stop Saturday delivery and maybe deliver only MWF every week.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 2:32:36 PM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Jyotishi

I’m a Fed and most Feds vote on one issue. Which candidate will help me keep working here. No secret who they favor. :-(


4 posted on 11/06/2012 2:33:20 PM PST by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Jyotishi

translation: Obama will steal more of your money so that I’ll be able to stay here playing solitaire eight hours a day until I qualify for my pension.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 2:34:35 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jyotishi
Hey public sector Clerk loser, my sister voted for the first time sense who-knows-when for Romney so her restaurant that she puts 80 hrs plus into each week won't close!!!
6 posted on 11/06/2012 2:36:30 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: Jyotishi

You should have said “No, sir. Your fat pensions that the average worker can’t get and the internet is going to close the post office.”


7 posted on 11/06/2012 2:36:30 PM PST by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Jyotishi

The postal clerk’s a dumbass.

You can’t cure dumbass.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 2:36:56 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Jyotishi

The utter stupidity of the electorate never fails to amaze me, including (sadly) some of my own family members!


9 posted on 11/06/2012 2:37:38 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: Jyotishi

Wow. That is some deep thinkin’.

I’ll live in chains so long as my post office stays open.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 2:38:10 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Jyotishi

THIS is why I don’t trust my vote to the mail.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 2:38:40 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Jyotishi

That’s funny - they must have sent an internal memo out to Postal Employees spewing that nonsense: I had a postal worker tell me the same exact thing today. You can’t fix stupid, but apparently these idiots believe you can keep a failed business model afloat by printing money......


12 posted on 11/06/2012 2:39:04 PM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Jyotishi

If only that were really true. I would drive to wherever it is you live, pay for the gas, and volunteer to have the honor of padlocking the place.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 2:39:39 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Jyotishi

From his lips to God’s ears.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 2:39:55 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Jyotishi

The guy was obviously told this by his union leadership. Here’s the deal though....there’s a massive number of post offices around the nation that will be closed by December 2013. If you spent your life working for them....and are in your late 40’s....you’ve got a problem.

No one much cares to hire a 45-year old ex-postal guy....except FEDEX. And their deal is simple....you actually show up and work. No big deals on pensions....just a decent 401K deal.

As I finished high school...my dad worked the local rural route and tried desperately to get me work sign up to the Post Office. Within ten years....I would have had his route. Over the past ten years...it’s been a yearly thing to cut back and limit pay increases. The rural route game is a loser today. I’m glad I saw the light...signed up for the Air Force instead.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 2:39:58 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Jyotishi

I had an early IHOP supper after voting in our largely white town, where the entirely black waitstaff were loudly discussing their candidate. One of them said that all the rich people in New York were just letting their hurricane-struck neighbors suffer (I patiently explained how their Mayor Bloomberg is in charge of who gets help, where and when, and that he prevented the National Guard from entering) — and that criticizing President Obama is “treason”!

I did not waste my breath on that last one. Wonder if she will still believe it in January, after Willard Romney is inaugurated?


16 posted on 11/06/2012 2:39:58 PM PST by Albion Wilde (If God can send millions of ordinary folks to preserve a chicken store, He can fix this mess.)
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To: Jyotishi

The stupidity of one issue voters knows no bounds


17 posted on 11/06/2012 2:40:23 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Jyotishi
You know, right now that would be yet another reason for me to vote for Mitt. I ordered a memory card for my camera online last Monday the 28th. The order was processed and shipped within 2 hours. The USPS has had it in their tender mercies ever since. Estimated delivery date from the seller was 1 Nov. Still no sign of it. The tracking link in the confirmation email shows it has been literally bouncing around the Country for over a week now - initially headed over 1000 miles the wrong way, then back this way...

From now on anything, anything I order online I will only do so if I can get UPS or Fed-Ex shipping. USPS is completely unreliable.

18 posted on 11/06/2012 2:41:32 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Jyotishi

The Post Office would actually determine which offices would close, if any, based on their own internals. No President micromanages the Post Office on that level.

Besides hasn’t the PO already said a number of Post Offices are closing anyway, under Obama?


19 posted on 11/06/2012 2:41:58 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Jyotishi

No, running deficits year after year, while the private sector keeps making profits, is going to shut your post office down.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 2:41:58 PM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Jyotishi

They need to teach proper interaction with customers before they let a person work in the post office. The gal here in our local post office is about as rude as I have ever known. She has no conversation at all with customers, no ‘thank you’ or have a good day from her. I do my best to purchase my stamps at another post office for that reason.

I worked here for 13 years as a rural carrier & bent over backwards to please all my customers. It is disgusting who they hire these days.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 2:42:30 PM PST by GrannyK
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To: Jyotishi

My brother was a postmaster in a rural CA town, and then was involved with postmaster politics. He is extremely conservative and cast his vote for RR.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 2:43:16 PM PST by merry10
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To: woweeitsme

“THIS is a great reason to vote FOR Romney. I live in a small town with an extremely convenient P.O., but I won’t care if they shut it down. Personally, I wish they would stop Saturday delivery and maybe deliver only MWF every week.”

hmm I’m the opposite, I guess because I’m in NYC. Our PO has long lines and slow service. I would like to end the PO monopoly so that we could have Sunday delivery.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 2:43:46 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Jyotishi

Yeah, just as soon as Romney outlaws contraception, throws my granny over the cliff, send Blacks out to work in his fields, and outsources every US factory to China. It’s discouraging to see the utter goofballism that drives most single-issue voters. I mean, Romney’s biggest problem is whether he wants the grannys to pile up on the dead women or the postal clerks he will be throwing over the cliff. Of course, if he has Black slaves sorting out the bodies at the bottom of the cliff, then I don’t really see the problem.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 2:43:47 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Jyotishi

What a great recommendation for Romney! This Post Office employee just admitted that his job could be eliminated because its not needed and the taxpayer is not getting the service for which they are paying. The Post Office is bloated and full of employees that would not be there if not for affirmative action and a bureaucracy.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 2:44:23 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Jyotishi

how many PO’s have been slated for shut down under Obama?

A lot.

How about we privatize and then you can’t blame the prez, kay?


26 posted on 11/06/2012 2:48:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Jyotishi

My local Post Office just got downgraded to a much smaller branch post office. Guess who was President you moron?


27 posted on 11/06/2012 2:48:36 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Jyotishi

Having a PO, or least PO roads, is Constitionally mandated. If the fedgov would cut the nonsense that it’s not mandated to perform, (i.e. energy dept,) then there’d be more money for the PO.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 2:49:00 PM PST by JPJones (I wish the buck(s) WOULD stop with me.)
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To: Jyotishi

God knows how many absentee ballots that postal clerk stole and gave to the SEIU.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 2:49:21 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Jyotishi

Another member of Obama’s idiotocracy.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 2:49:21 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Jyotishi

Business for the USPS being what it’s been for a long time, that office may be be getting closed no matter who gets elected.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 2:49:43 PM PST by RichInOC (Romney/Ryan 2012: Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn. For Everybody Else, There's Us.)
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To: RobertClark
That’s funny - they must have sent an internal memo out to Postal Employees spewing that nonsense: I had a postal worker tell me the same exact thing today.

As a postal worker myself, I can assure you that no such thing has occurred. Are there a bunch of ignorant folks spouting this nonsense in the USPS?

Yes, there are, but their ignorance hasn't been ginned up by management (who collectively couldn't find their own posteriors given the use of both hands, a map, a compass, a Global Positioning System, and a seeing-eye-dog)...

No, the culprit *here* isn't postal management, but the *other* management at USPS namely the management at APWU, NALC, et al. In short, "the usual suspects"...

the infowarrior

32 posted on 11/06/2012 2:51:08 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: Albion Wilde

Treason, like Benghazi, ACORN, Fast & Furious or leaking classified info to the press?

Which one?


33 posted on 11/06/2012 2:57:38 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Jyotishi

I am a contract mail carrier, and let me tell you...if you want to know what an idiot looks like, just go take a look at ANY Postmaster in any state in the union. They pay them to be dumb!


34 posted on 11/06/2012 2:58:09 PM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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If he werent behind the counter he would be home playing video games. These tards think it is a right to have this job and oBama will protect them. Following the pied piper off the cliff


35 posted on 11/06/2012 2:58:17 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Jyotishi

I think they should close post offices. Perhaps initiate mini-PO’s...like a 100sq.ft corner in a drug store, etc. Could probably eliminate 1000’s of buildings that way.


36 posted on 11/06/2012 3:00:44 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
Then you are totally unaware of the sequestration process that begins shortly and puts most federal government employees on the street indefinitely.

THEY AREN'T UNAWARE OF IT. They know this is all Obama's work, and if he isn't defeated it's unlikely it will be changed.

37 posted on 11/06/2012 3:02:37 PM PST by muawiyah
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I was told that I could not talk about politics at the post office because of the Hatch Act?
38 posted on 11/06/2012 3:04:23 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: woweeitsme
Personally, I wish they would stop Saturday delivery and maybe deliver only MWF every week.

Well, I'm a postal clerk and will vote for Romney as will my Postmaster and the rural carrier. Most of the postal employees in this red area of upstate New York are Republican -- for what that's worth.

As far as ending Saturday delivery [not to mention your suggestion of cutting Tuesday and Thursday, too,] nothing would be saved. Saturday is not a low mail volume day; and Monday is already the heaviest just because of the volume built up without Sunday delivery.

The extra help needed to sort and deliver the accumulated mail over an entire weekend would wipe out any savings from ending Saturday deliveries.

The Postal Service can certainly cut expenses --it already is; some 30,000 employees took early retirement at the end of July -- but cutting deliveries won't do it.

Ending the ridiculous requirment that the USPS pay $5 billion/year in future pension costs would do the trick neatly, though. Oh, and ending Congressional oversight would help, too. Outlawing the shipment of tobacco and alcohol have cost the USPS hundreds of millions in revenue.

39 posted on 11/06/2012 3:18:10 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Jyotishi

American: I voted for Romney because Obama will shutdown my life.


40 posted on 11/06/2012 3:25:13 PM PST by NamVet71MP
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“Post Office clerk: “I voted for Obama because Romney will shut down my post office.”

What he doesn’t realize is that his local office is probably going to be shut down anyway, regardless of who is elected.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 4:15:20 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: woweeitsme

I have a friend who is a letter carrier and he feels exactly the same way as the person described in this article.

In my opinion (and I will probably get bombed for this), the post office is probably pretty near as efficient as it can be - and it carries the burden of those pension/care payments that no other business has. Ben Franklin recognized that the efficent and UNIVERSAL flow of communication and goods were good for the country. A good (but as efficient as possible) post office is a national resource same as the interstates, waterways, and so on.

A small subsidy to the post office is a drop in the bucket in return for the efficient flow of goods and information to EVERY address in the US.

Without the post office, watch what happens to UPS/FedEx rates.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 5:47:34 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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It's really getting tiresome for my husband and me to listen to the complaints of government workers, whether USPS or whatever. We've had a PO Box here in semi-rural CT for nearly 20 years, and the annual cost for that little box has nearly tripled. The service goes further downhill every year... we continually get other people's mail in our box. Who knows what mail we're not getting.

And nearly every conversation lately with (the mostly slow) postal workers behind the counter involves how "unjust" it is that their benefits are being cut, and how they're counting down to the day when they can retire *early* and collect their government pensions.

Cry me a freakin' river. Try existing in the private sector these days...

43 posted on 02/06/2013 10:16:00 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: nutmeg

With the Saturday mail delivery coming to an end (except packages and mail to PO boxes) later this year, many postal workers will lose jobs or have hours cut. And this is happening under Obama.


44 posted on 02/06/2013 10:46:05 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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With the Saturday mail delivery coming to an end (except packages and mail to PO boxes) later this year, many postal workers will lose jobs or have hours cut. And this is happening under Obama.

Yup, that's right. LOTS of people are losing their jobs under Obama, and will continue to do so.

Still, on a daily basis, I talk to people (admittedly mostly here in The People's Socialist Republik of Connecticut) who absolutely don't make the connection between Obama's and the democRATs' policies and the bad economy, higher gas and grocery prices, and job loss.

Why the heck the Republicans *and* Conservatives aren't speaking out about this every day is a huge mystery to me...

45 posted on 02/06/2013 10:51:15 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: nutmeg

> ...who absolutely don’t make the connection between Obama’s and the democRATs’
> policies and the bad economy, higher gas and grocery prices...

During one of the presidential debates Obama claimed that high gas prices are the sign of a good economy. Many zero information voters believe that absurdity and are presumably happy living under such conditions. What a sad situation!


46 posted on 02/06/2013 11:04:25 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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During one of the presidential debates Obama claimed that high gas prices are the sign of a good economy. Many zero information voters believe that absurdity and are presumably happy living under such conditions. What a sad situation!

Thanks for that reminder... I remember that now, lol.

Incredible, huh? I wonder how many Obama sheeple will still be "happy" living under even worse economic conditions at the end of 2016?

2014 is gonna be interesting when ObamaCare starts going into full effect. God help us all...

47 posted on 02/06/2013 9:26:44 PM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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