Sunday, December 25, 2011

Save Our Post Office

The management of the U.S. Postal Service is proposing a drastic downsizing and service reduction—including possibly shutting down the Ricketts branch post office in Ricketts, harming local service, and laying off 100,000 workers nationwide.

These changes are largely due to an unreasonable requirement instituted by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, signed by George W. Bush, which required advance funding of retiree health benefits.

A bill has been introduced (H.R. 1351) that will relieve some of the most unfair aspects of this legislation and refund to USPS part of its current overpayment of funds. That's why I created a petition to the U.S. House of Representatives on, which says:

We, the undersigned, urge you to co-sponsor and vote for H.R. 1351, which will restore the U.S. Postal Service to a sound financial footing. We oppose H.R. 2309, which will unnecessarily destroy many good jobs and ultimately the U.S. Postal Service itself.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:


–Paul Hines

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ring in 2012 in Ricketts

Come celebrate New Year's Eve at the Ricketts Community Center!