Some veterans that Denham has ignored

11/03/2012 6:50 PM

11/03/2012 7:02 PM

Open letter to Congressman Jeff Denham: You filed a lawsuit against your opponent, Jose Hernandez, to prevent him from using the term astronaut even though he rode the rocket to the International Space Station. Why?

You now file a suit, claiming a mailer lied about your support for veterans. I challenge that idea of you supporting veterans. I am a retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and a disabled Vietnam veteran. When I ask for your support for a bill to help keep the postal service viable and to support the 25 percent of the employees that are veterans you ignored that request.

So, Mr. Denham, put your money where your mouth is and co-sponsor the bill. And tell the public what you plan to do with their money when you privatize the postal service. After all, that surplus of money you and your cronies have your eye on ($55 billion to $75 billion in the CSRS fund that is over funded, plus the prefunded account that is killing the USPS at about $50 billion) is not taxpayer money. It belongs to the people who have bought the services that the USPS offer. The USPS has not been on the taxpayer rolls since 1972. We are self-sufficient, or we were until Congress got involved.

WALT BUTLER

Ceres

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