Space Coast Progressive Alliance

The Future of the American Experiment is in Your Hands
  • 1
  • 2
×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 48

A funny email forwarded from my Dad.

Written by | Sunday, 16 October 2011 13:53

My Dad forwarded me a pretty funny email from a friend today. Since it relates at least tangentially to money in politics, I’ve included it below along with my response.

History of SCPA Awards

Written by | Friday, 14 October 2011 15:19
Published in SCPA News

Established in 2005, SCPA presented Awards of Recognition annually through 2009. This is a complete history of those Awards.

'Occupy' arises in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa...

Written by Random Justice & others | Wednesday, 12 October 2011 10:39
Filed under

Updated Oct. 22 -- Occupy Melbourne FL had 77 people at street demonstration at 'Peace Corner' on Friday, Oct. 21. More about 'Occupy' movement, links to Florida groups here.

Nominate now for SCPA Awards

Written by SCPA | Wednesday, 12 October 2011 07:40
Published in SCPA News

Nominations are now open! Space Coast Progressive Alliance (SCPA) welcomes nominations from the general public for SCPA Awards of Recognition. Deadline for nominations: 5pm Oct. 23, 2011.

A Theological response to the House's stance on environmental regulation.

Social and economic structures


Today's world needs a public theologian who is willing to interpret today’s events. Two of the great theologians of the 20th century, Paul Tillich and Walter Wink, pointed us to the possibility of demonic social and economic structures.

Rep. Workman's "Dwarf Tossing" Job Stimulus

Written by | Friday, 07 October 2011 12:48
Filed under

Rep. Ritch Workman's list of sponsored bills in Tallahassee should leave Brevard voters questioning his priorities.

Support H.R. 1351

Written by | Tuesday, 04 October 2011 07:54


Many uninformed people have complained how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is on the verge of collapse which will necessitate a "government bailout". Nothing could be further from the truth as the entire problem could be alleviated with common sense.

First of all, the USPS does not operate on taxpayer dollars. In fact, the USPS hasn't used a dime of taxpayer money in 30 years as all it's revenue is earned from the sale of it's products and services. Customer satisfaction and on-time deliveries are at record levels, labor productivity has doubled and over the past 4 years the USPS has earned a $611 million net profit.

So hwy all the fuss over the USPS losing money? It is manufactured crisis caused by the Republican led Congress of 2006 which passed a law that REQUIRED the USPS to "pre-fund" healthcare benefits for 75 years! That's right, the Postal Service has to fund benefits for people who aren't even born yet. No other entity, public or private has the liability to fund pension benefits for future retirees. The State of Florida's pension fund is about 80% funded, and considered one of the most solvent in the nation. That 75 year liability is causing the budget shortfall in the USPS. to This is nothing more than an attempt to place the USPS in such a precarious situation, that it will be forced to reduce services, close facilities, and lay-off workers. If this occurs, it will exasperate the problem, not make it better.

There is an easy solution to the financial problems the USPS is experiencing and that is to pass H.R. 1351. This will allow the USPS access to billions of dollars of it's own earnings currently sitting in surplus. This cost taxpayers absolutely ZERO in any bailouts or subsidies. I urge everyone to contact their representative and ask them to support H.R. 1351. Approximately 200 members of the House of Representatives have already signed on as co-sponsors.

Call the Capital Hill switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your representative's office. You can also visit SAVEAMERICASPOSTALSERVICE.org

Page 32 of 37
You are here: Home