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The Post Office, Immigration, and the CEI Podcast

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The Post Office, Immigration, and the CEI Podcast

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Post Office

Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio talks about Rep. Darrell Issa's Postal Reform Act (PRA).

"When it comes down to outdated business model of the Post Office vs. taxpayers and postal workers, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sides with taxpayers and postal workers. Yesterday, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it would stop paying the employer share of its employees’ retirement fund. ABC news reported about 'sheer chaos on the work floor,' according to 32-year postal veteran Clarice Torrence. The action is yet another sign that the USPS is in continued financial strain. Today, Issa, who is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, introduced the Postal Reform Act (PRA), which seeks to reform the USPS and prevent a potential taxpayer bailout."

 

Immigration

After passing strict immigration laws, Georgia's farmers are struggling to find laborers.

Research Associate Will Tew comments.

"The lack of a stable workforce and skilled farmhands means less efficiency and less food. As food prices continue to rise, increasing the cost of labor on farms doesn’t sound like the smartest idea. The story’s too familiar though: politicians demagogue immigrants, then pass stupid bills, farmers complain, and almost everyone suffers."

 

CEI Podcast

In the new CEI Podcast, Ryan Young talks to Policy Analyst Marc Scribner about bunker fuel. Listen here.