The USPS is in severe financial distress – they lost $8.5 billion in fiscal 2010. There has been talk of cutting mail service back to 5 days a week to save money. But the President of The National Association of Letter Carriers, Fredric Rolando, has a much better idea – use letter carriers to help fight terrorism!
Here’s what he said in this video:
- There were lots of ideas for new services that could be provided “adding to what letter carriers already do to protect community and national security.”
- “They could be doing things for Red Cross.”
- “They would be the first ones on the scene for disasters and so forth, weather issues. Cuz they’re the first ones in there, the only ones that can get in to every neighborhood on a daily basis.”
- “There’s things they can do with sophisticated scanners because they go everywhere.”
Like an ambulance or police car can’t get into my neighborhood quicker than a mail carrier? And if we let more union goons help “protect us”, like the TSA, are we going to face a pat down to get our mail? Instead of finding ways to save money, this union leader wants to increase the size and role of government. Always a bad idea.