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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Fredric V. Rolando
As the agency teeters on the brink of insolvency, leaders of the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday once again took their pleas for help to Capitol Hill.
The head of a major union for nearly 200,000 mail carriers expressed disappointment Monday that the White House has not opposed the U.S. Postal Service's plans to save money by eliminating home delivery of mail on Saturdays.
On the day before he was set to take over as the nation's 73rd U.S. postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe sought to explain to a Senate panel how he plans to reverse a string of multibillion-dollar annual losses and lift the Postal Service out of the worst financial crisis in its history.
"We've done our part to preserve the viability of the Postal Service through the bargaining process. But more must be done and we need the Congress to do its part as well," said Fredric V. Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
"We're very supportive of whatever size workforce it takes for the Post Office to have a plan for growth," he added.