When I speak with neighbors, friends and constituents in our district while discussing the national deficit, taxation and entitlement reform, overwhelmingly I hear people say that they’re willing to make some sacrifices if it will put our nation back on the right track. Often times this is heard from those who are among the most needy, but who are willing to put their country and communities first. The one reservation I hear is that Americans want to know that their sacrifice is a shared one; that if they need to go without for the sake of all, such a loss should be shared by all.
I am aware of the difficult financial situation the Postal Service is presently in. Congress should have acted before the August recess to pass the necessary reforms that will allow the hard working people of the Postal Service to bring the USPS back to profitability. If closing facilities is necessary, I strongly urge the USPS to reconsider the list of postal facilities it named for possible consolidation since many of the ones targeted for closure are the very facilities that service the communities in our country that use and need them the most.