The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

“Reform?” Where?

Jun 20, 2016

The House Oversight Committee released its “reform” proposal for the USPS the other day. It’s not impressive.

The proposal doesn’t seem to do anything about the crippling prepayments the law requires for retirement and health care, which are the only reason for the USPS deficit. And unless the plan proposes to reverse the privatization, remove profit from the expectation in the USPS, fully fund it and treat it as the public good it is, it’s not a reform “that favors working people.”

And we’re not holding our breath.