“Gee whiz, I'm so glad I look in the mirror and think what a cutie I am, even with my baggy big eyes, 49 extra pounds and those dark hairs that keep popping out on my chin...my mother managed to make me like what I am because of her negative talk...her gift was accidental. She's gone now...I chose instead to pass on the most upbeat, positive healthy self esteems to my five girls...and I'm so proud I did!!”
“Your post indicates that you suggest postal people do not contribute to the economy. They are, and have always been, a critical part of the economy, spending dollars, paying taxes and keeping families alive. Perhaps you would say that Fed Ex or UPS employees are overpaid, too? These are service entities. We need them just as much as we need most all jobs. Besides, what administrative job doesn't get paid higher?? Look at Wall Street!! Anyhow, remember please, that tax dollars don't have a thing to do with the Postal Service. If the Postal Service can afford to pay these salaries, (w/o the extra burden imposed by Congress as I highlighted in my post) why shouldn't they?”
“Why do articles like this fail to highlight the cause of the Postal Service's demise because of the unique penalty payment mandated by Congress covering retirement plans of employees that haven't even been hired yet? It's down in the last fourth of the article. Go back and read, "she said, urging passage of a bill that would refund nearly $7 billion the Postal Service overpaid into a federal retirement fund, encourage a restructuring of health benefits and reduce the agency's annual payments into a retiree health account."
It doesn't even really explain this! I see where the media stands on this issue.”
carbec on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:37:24
“Everyone needs to read your post.
Tom Delay and Dennis Hastert pushed this bill through the night before Christmas with the intent of eliminating the post office. When private companies have no competition, we will be paying much much more for postal services and our middle-class workers will not earn a living wage. The demise of the middle-class is the end of democracy.”
shalebrook on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:34:44
“Wish I had a government funded and protected retirement program-but I only pay for them!!!!!
But the issue you pose is an across the board problem with federal-and som stte employees- government employees wages and beneifts being WAY ouf ot whack with the private sector. An issue that state governments-who lack the ability to print more money to cover their overspending-are just now beginning to deal with.
It is amazing to me that an instituion that basically handles administrative duties is paid on average more than 30% more-according to recent studies-than their counterparts in the private sector-who are paying for them with their hard earned tax dollars when it is the private sector that producs the critical goods and service needed to keep the economy strong.”
K August on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:34:37
“True...... Other articles explain why the USPS is being made to cut services..
They are profitable and have been.....if not for the nonsense law Congress passed in 2006.”
“That's hilarious!! I believe you are correct! I have laughed my butt off over the many people, who, in correcting another, make mistaked of their own...and then get caught! I am enjoying reading all 34 pages of comments, as grammar and English are great passions of mine!!”
“I, too, am a journalist. Do you see how many people use hanging prepositions? Ending sentences with 'on, at, of,' is incorrect. "What are you afraid of" should be "Of what are you afraid?" "Where is she at?" should leave the last word off. Those errors make me crazy...”
“I was taught that several was to be equated with about seven to a dozen. 'Multiple' was to imply more than that or an uncounted number. Thus, several trips would be seven trips or a dozen trips but multiple trips would imply many more. 'Few' meant three to six. 'Couple' meant two, of course.”
“Wow! You are the first comment complaining of a hanging preposition! I hate it when I see that in print or when I hear it from our news people, who are positions of example for the public. Both newspaper writers and copy writers should be required to pass grammar exams before spilling bad grammar across the news!”
wandaweed42 on Aug 30, 2011 at 17:47:09
“Commercials also fall in that category.”
DrTCH on Aug 30, 2011 at 17:16:26
“WAIT!!! Seriously, is this the biggest problem you could think of?!!! ; )”
“No, slide 4 is grammatical, while the rest are, as you say, spelling errors. I thought that dangling prepositions would have been number one on the list. I hate it when even the TV people and newspapers have dangling prepositions...it's awful!!”