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Daily Kos: Rep. Darrell Issa - Responsible for U.S. Postal Service Fiasco?

-by pipsorcle

February 8, 2013- Darth Issa:  Lord Vader, the U.S. Postal Service is consolidating into five days.  Saturday delivery is going to be no more.
Darth Vader:  Good, good.  Our plan is going according to schedule.  The Emperor will be pleased

Note:  Darrell Issa does cry and it comes in at the 1:20 mark.  He pulled a John Boehner in the 2003 California Gubernatorial Race!)

It seems to me not everyone on Daily Kos is in sync with the whole Saturday mail delivery ending.  On the one hand, the U.S. Postal Service can't compete with other services such as DHL, Federal Express or UPS.  On the other hand, there are people working at the postal service who will either lose part of their pay or their jobs all together.

Who do we blame for this?

Rep. Darrell Issa would be one to start pointing the fingers at.  Running the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, he's certainly one who likes to think he's working in a bipartisan fashion.  He's developed strong relationships with DC officials and DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and he's certainly tried to forge a more bipartisan working relationship.

But not with the U.S. Postal Service.  Well, at least Issa has tried and he appeared to have worked with Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Carper from Delaware:

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), who has worked for years on postal issues and is now chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said last week that he wants “to have a good dialogue with the House” and his panel’s new ranking Republican, Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.).
“Make sure we’re on at least the same planet,” Carper told The Hill. “Maybe not exactly the same wavelength.”

Carper and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, also released a joint statement early this year vowing to continue to work together, without laying out a timetable for when postal legislation could get done.

“I like the idea of working with the House,” Carper, who himself served five terms in the House in the 1980s and 1990s, said this week. “Some people think: They’re on the other side of the world. We won’t talk to them.”

"I like to talk to them," Carper said.

So we've got Senator Carper on the pro-Postal Service side.