Skip to comments.(Vanity) Post Office clerk: "I voted for Obama because Romney will shut down my post office."
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.
Me! Me! Me!
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.
I’m a Fed and most Feds vote on one issue. Which candidate will help me keep working here. No secret who they favor. :-(
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.
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.”
The postal clerk’s a dumbass.
You can’t cure dumbass.
The utter stupidity of the electorate never fails to amaze me, including (sadly) some of my own family members!
Wow. That is some deep thinkin’.
I’ll live in chains so long as my post office stays open.
THIS is why I don’t trust my vote to the mail.
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......
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.
From his lips to God’s ears.
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.
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?
The stupidity of one issue voters knows no bounds
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.
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?
No, running deficits year after year, while the private sector keeps making profits, is going to shut your post office down.
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.
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.
“THIS is a great reason to vote FOR Romney. I live in a small town with an extremely convenient P.O., but I wont 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.
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.
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.
how many PO’s have been slated for shut down under Obama?
How about we privatize and then you can’t blame the prez, kay?
My local Post Office just got downgraded to a much smaller branch post office. Guess who was President you moron?
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.
God knows how many absentee ballots that postal clerk stole and gave to the SEIU.
Another member of Obama’s idiotocracy.
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.
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"...
Treason, like Benghazi, ACORN, Fast & Furious or leaking classified info to the press?
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
American: I voted for Romney because Obama will shutdown my life.
“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.
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.
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...
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...
> ...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!
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...
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