MSNBC Andrea Mitchell
there is a lot of outrage continuing over government spending at the
gsa. but did you know that the u.s. postmaster general makes almost
$400,000 a year? that’s as much as the president. twice what the
secretaries of defense and state get. leading the charge about that
pay and how to reform the post office is john tester, senator from
minnesota. you want to save rural post offices understandably from
montana, skaus excuse me, not minnesota. and you want to save the
rural post offices in montana, but you’re as upset as we all should
be about the — why would we way the post masters general almost as
much as the president of the united states?
Video: Senator Grassley
on postal reform bill: "We have to pass this"
- The Postmaster
General says if the U.S. Postal Service were a private company, it
would be in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings, right now. The
agency reported a $5-billion loss in the last fiscal year, alone.
Officials say "doing nothing is not an option." Senator Chuck
Grassley of Iowa is all to familiar with possible post office
closures, and the layoffs that would follow. Grassley has a farm
near New Hartford, in eastern Iowa."Our post office is one of the
ones scheduled to close," Sen. Charles Grassley, (R) Iowa said. "We
have to pass this bill or there's gonna be a lot of drastic things
done to the postal service," Grassley said