U.S. Postal Service Has A Plan To Save $2 Billion Dollars A Year
THE PROPOSED PLAN:
Conversion of their Delivery System to Communal or Curbside Delivery would Save $2 Billion Annually.
That's the Plan. Our Postal Service has had this Plan in the can since at least the summer of 2014. The problem with the Plan is it is still in the can in February 2018. There are some among us that do not understand the undeniable fact that having a plan to save money does not result in money saved. It is the implementation of the money-saving plan that saves the money.
Anybody got a Can Opener?
This is an excerpt from my Blog Posting on May 28, 2014...
"WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their door but would have to go to communal or curbside boxes instead under a proposal advancing through Congress.
The Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on an 18-13 party-line vote, approved a bill Wednesday to direct the U.S. Postal Service to convert 15 million addresses over the next decade to the less costly, but also less convenient delivery method."
There is hope...Or is there? It says above "advancing through Congress" and it says "approved". The problem is I searched the Internet for an update on this idea but could not find one. It appears to have gone "poof".
There is something else that caught my eye in the above two paragraphs and that's "on an 18-13 party-line vote".
It is an Etched in Stone Undeniable Fact that Congress cannot agree on anything and here is how it works...
• An idea is proposed.
• The first thing any member of Congress asks is, "Which party made this proposal?"
• If the answer comes back that the Democrat Party made the proposal, a Democrat says, "That's brilliant! I agree wholeheartedly" and a Republican says, "That is unworkable! You can bet that this proposal is DOA (Dead on Arrival)" (They all love to say, “Dead on Arrival”.)
• If the answer comes back that the Republican Party made the proposal, a Republican says, "That's brilliant! I agree wholeheartedly" and a Democrat says, "That is unworkable! You can bet that this proposal is DOA (Dead on Arrival)". (They all love to say, “Dead on Arrival”.)
As usual I have a fix...
• Do not tell any member of Congress who made any proposal.
• Do not let them discuss any proposal.
• Do not let them go to Happy Hour because this would give them occasion to find out who proposed the proposal.
• Hold a vote within 20 minutes of the surfacing of any proposal.
This would force the various Members of Congress to make up their own minds without the Party's Leadership telling them how to think.
I drove to Washington yesterday and asked the first 12 Members of Congress I came across what did they think about the Curbside Delivery Save a Ton of Money Proposal.
Without exception each one of them immediately took out his Smartphone and Googled the word, "think".
My drive home was very depressing.
Would I kid u?
Lagniappe: I forgot to mention I did talk to a 13th Member of Congress, Senator Leghorn. I found him slumped down in his Nap Desk on the Senate floor mumbling to himself, "Why are they so concerned about a mere $2 Billion? Two is not much. Why 2 is not even 3."
When I told him that $2 Billion was 2 Thousand Million Dollars, he slumped down even further.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. announced that additional frontline essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for vaccinations beginning tomorrow, March 3.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has begun mailing enrollment packets statewide and launched new resources for beneficiaries as it prepares for NC Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment which begins on Mar. 15, 2021.
As the Coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, progresses through mutation and spread throughout the world and, ultimately, the United States, BCN shall endeavor to keep the public informed.
K-12 schools are expected to open for in-person instruction for K-12 students following the StongSchoolsNC health guidance released today by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
Kaiser Family Foundation ranks North Carolina as first in the nation for vaccinating the largest share of its 65 and older population at 49%. This rate does not include those in long-term care facilities.