Kimberly Willingham (202) 225-3035
February 6, 2013
Washington - Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that they will stop delivering mail on Saturdays:
“This decision made by the United States Postal Service to stop delivering mail on Saturdays is just another example of protecting bureaucrats’ jobs at the regional level and up –all at the cost of the American people. It is an attempt to restore a system that is already broken, and in a way, that disproportionately affects millions of Americans, companies and small communities who may depend on Saturday delivery for business and communication.
East Texans know all too well the sting of the new changes and ‘restructuring’ of the United States Postal Service. Back in February, it was announced that two east Texas processing plants were considering consolidation. This type of news is not only disappointing; it is exceedingly frustrating for postal customers to hear. Due to the USPS’ ‘aggressive cost cutting efforts,’ countless people will have to suffer in an already bleak economy.
The best move these postal bureaucrats could make is to eliminate most of the top officials, who do not help with the mail getting delivered, but instead just come up with these illogical decisions. What some of the USPS bureaucrats don’t understand is that when they make it more difficult to send a letter efficiently and quickly and eliminate convenient places to utilize services, they will have fewer people using services.”
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and also served as Chief Justice of Texas'12th Court of Appeals.
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