posted on September 22, 2011 10:42
We’re $14 going on $16 trillion in debt, the economy’s in the tank and the only way out is to cut government spending – so it didn’t seem unreasonable to save $2.8 million by closing the 134 year old Post Office downtown (when there’s a newer Post Office a few blocks away).
According to the News and Observer federal Judge Rich Leonard’s miffed he didn’t get notice of a public meeting about the closing; another opponent of the closing told the newspaper it’s just too darn hard for walk-up customers to go to the other Post Office.
Meantime, a few blocks away, the City is proceeding full steam ahead with a plan to cover the entire roof of the downtown Convention Center with solar panels;―leaving aside the wonders of solar power, is now the time to be increasing spending – couldn’t this government program have waited until times get better?
It’s a snapshot of America today: No sacrifice is too small to say no to.
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