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Brian McNicoll: Postal Service Losing Money, Partly Sanders' Fault

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016 05:16 PM

The U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money, and it now doesn't have any members on its Board of Governors to help sort out its finances because of Sen. Bernie Sanders, conservative columnist Brian McNicoll says.

The board is supposed to have 11 members but hasn't been at full strength since 2010, as Sanders has allegedly placed a hold on their nominations.

Sanders, according to McNicoll, has put a secret hold on USPS board nominations. A hold is an anonymous objection to a bill or nomination and can be done by any lawmaker.

The USPS lost $5.1 billion dollars in 2015 despite a $1.1 billion increase in revenue and has lost more than $46 billion since 2007, according to Fox News.

A board of governors could help fix the deficit, as it is supposed to consist of people with experience in accounting, public service and law.

"Bernie Sanders says he wants to help postal workers hurt by facility closings and an influx of lower-wage part-time workers," McNicoll writes. "In the process, he is enabling the Postal Service to keep making the kinds of decisions that put workers at a disadvantage. If he wants to help the workers, he needs to let their bosses get the advice they need and are provided by law."

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The U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money, and it now doesn't have any members on its Board of Governors to help sort out its finances because of Sen. Bernie Sanders, conservative columnist Brian McNicoll says.
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