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Maryland Democrat: Postal Service cutting Saturday delivery racist, sexist


According to Rep. Elijah Cummings (R-Md), the U.S. Postal Service's decision to end Saturday delivery will disproportionally hurt women and minorities, The Hill reported Saturday.

"You're talking about just this reduction … from six days to five days will cut anywhere from 25,000 to 30,000 employees. And with regard to Asian, African-Americans, and Hispanics, they comprise about 40 percent of the Postal Service employees," he told MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry on Friday.

"So it's logical to believe if they were to lose that 30,000 jobs, easily 40 percent of them would be African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian-Americans," he added.

Cummings went on to say that about 40 percent of postal workers are female, asserting that a number of those are single mothers.

"So you have a lot of women, many of whom are single women — head of household, and they depend upon that decent wage, decent working conditions and benefits to take care of their families," he added. "So, yes, it would have a devastating effect in an economy that is already very, very fragile."

Earlier this week, the Postal Service said that it would end Saturday home delivery in an effort to save $2 billion in costs. The Hill says that a Senate bill forestalling the end of Saturday deliveries for at least two years was held up in the House.


The service lost $15.9 billion last year, partly due to a requirement to pay $5.5 billion in health benefits to future retirees. Last August, the Huffington Post said the Postal Service lost $57 million per day in the third quarter of 2012, for a total of $5.2 billion, most of which was due to increased expenses for future retiree health benefits.


"We have simply reached the point that we must conserve cash," said Thurgood Marshall Jr., chairman of the Postal Service's board of governors.


Cummings admitted that some downsizing was needed, but said that "there are all kinds of ways to achieve this without necessarily going through drastic measures."


"Basically, what the Congress needs to do is do a comprehensive bill whereby we have what we call an innovation officer, which is my idea. And that person would keep the Post Office as cutting edge of innovation and bringing in new ways to of making money," he said.


The Maryland Democrat also suggested downsizing the workforce "with compassion."


"Keep in mind we have more than 100,000 people that are right now eligible to retire. And what we have to do now is make sure that they have a decent parachute to land. In other words, to give them some incentive money so they can go ahead and retire, and so that we can right-size the Post Office," he added.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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windsails
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM

probably a lot of what he said is true, as far as the statistics and all of the minorities and women, the question is....why make the public feel guilty about it? there are many other companies, organizations and corporations that have the same scenario and they have to make these difficult cuts too, but they don't make the rest of the tax payers pay for it, minorities along with majorities get hit the same, if i worked for the post office and lay offs happened, then i am liable to be laid off, right? that's just life, people get laid off, it has happened to me before, i am fully aware of the shape of our economy and don't wish for anyone to get laid off, but it doesn't help anything to cry about it either, life is just hard nowdays...

 

shannonnigans
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM
So anyone who says "this will disproportionally affect minorities" is racist? You're a dope.


Quoting Anonymous:

So, because he is black, he is only allowed to be concerned for the well being of other blacks asians and hispanics, but give two fucks about whites?

That is racism at it's finest to me.

Quoting Anonymous:

I don't see how pointing out out that minorities and women (some happen to be Caucasian), who have been dispoprtionately affected by job losses in this recession are going to be hurt by this, is racist.



Quoting Anonymous:

Where did he talk about Caucasians? Oh, that's right, he didn't, only about Asians, african americans and Hispanics.

Quoting Anonymous:

What did he say that was racist?





Quoting Anonymous:

He is racist.

Quoting Anonymous:

I didn't see where he said it was racist.





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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:27 PM
He didnt say that at all and it's not even implied in his statements.

Stating you're concerned about a vulnerable class of people is not saying you're not concerned about others.

Everyone, even white, male postal workers would benefit from his proposal.

Do you think he hates men too because he mentions single mothers?

Quoting Anonymous:

So, because he is black, he is only allowed to be concerned for the well being of other blacks asians and hispanics, but give two fucks about whites?

That is racism at it's finest to me.

Quoting Anonymous:

I don't see how pointing out out that minorities and women (some happen to be Caucasian), who have been dispoprtionately affected by job losses in this recession are going to be hurt by this, is racist.



Quoting Anonymous:

Where did he talk about Caucasians? Oh, that's right, he didn't, only about Asians, african americans and Hispanics.

Quoting Anonymous:

What did he say that was racist?





Quoting Anonymous:

He is racist.

Quoting Anonymous:

I didn't see where he said it was racist.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Huh?

Quoting windsails:

probably a lot of what he said is true, as far as the statistics and all of the minorities and women, the question is....why make the public feel guilty about it? there are many other companies, organizations and corporations that have the same scenario and they have to make these difficult cuts too, but they don't make the rest of the tax payers pay for it, minorities along with majorities get hit the same, if i worked for the post office and lay offs happened, then i am liable to be laid off, right? that's just life, people get laid off, it has happened to me before, i am fully aware of the shape of our economy and don't wish for anyone to get laid off, but it doesn't help anything to cry about it either, life is just hard nowdays...




windsails
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:30 PM

 


Quoting shannonnigans:

So anyone who says "this will disproportionally affect minorities" is racist? You're a dope.


Quoting Anonymous:

So, because he is black, he is only allowed to be concerned for the well being of other blacks asians and hispanics, but give two fucks about whites?

That is racism at it's finest to me.

Quoting Anonymous:

I don't see how pointing out out that minorities and women (some happen to be Caucasian), who have been dispoprtionately affected by job losses in this recession are going to be hurt by this, is racist.



Quoting Anonymous:

Where did he talk about Caucasians? Oh, that's right, he didn't, only about Asians, african americans and Hispanics.

Quoting Anonymous:

What did he say that was racist?





Quoting Anonymous:

He is racist.

Quoting Anonymous:

I didn't see where he said it was racist.

 

 

 



 these little tags like "disproportionately effect minorites" are slivery little ways to say "the white man is keeping us down", you're the DOPE if you don't see that

shannonnigans
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:33 PM
That's funny because that is exactly what they say on white supremacy websites. Curious, which one were you quoting?


Quoting windsails:

 




Quoting shannonnigans:

So anyone who says "this will disproportionally affect minorities" is racist? You're a dope.



Quoting Anonymous:


So, because he is black, he is only allowed to be concerned for the well being of other blacks asians and hispanics, but give two fucks about whites?


That is racism at it's finest to me.


Quoting Anonymous:

I don't see how pointing out out that minorities and women (some happen to be Caucasian), who have been dispoprtionately affected by job losses in this recession are going to be hurt by this, is racist.




Quoting Anonymous:


Where did he talk about Caucasians? Oh, that's right, he didn't, only about Asians, african americans and Hispanics.


Quoting Anonymous:

What did he say that was racist?






Quoting Anonymous:


He is racist.


Quoting Anonymous:

I didn't see where he said it was racist.

 


 


 





 these little tags like "disproportionately effect minorites" are slivery little ways to say "the white man is keeping us down", you're the DOPE if you don't see that


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LoveyCakes
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM

 That is so friggin' stupid.

Kaya529
by Platinum Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM
He isn't being racist. You ar over thinking the issue. Being concerned about minorities does not automatically mean your not concerned about whites.
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windsails
by Bronze Member on Feb. 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

 


Quoting Anonymous:

Huh?

Quoting windsails:

probably a lot of what he said is true, as far as the statistics and all of the minorities and women, the question is....why make the public feel guilty about it? there are many other companies, organizations and corporations that have the same scenario and they have to make these difficult cuts too, but they don't make the rest of the tax payers pay for it, minorities along with majorities get hit the same, if i worked for the post office and lay offs happened, then i am liable to be laid off, right? that's just life, people get laid off, it has happened to me before, i am fully aware of the shape of our economy and don't wish for anyone to get laid off, but it doesn't help anything to cry about it either, life is just hard nowdays...

 

 

 


 a friend of mine was laid off from the post office a few years ago, she has gotten more federally funded assistance than any other employer would give to any of their employees, who do you think is paying for that kind of thing? we are...

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