Why does a 1st class stamp cost so much?

Rick Moran
Maybe because the Post Office employs crooks like this:
The former $232,500-per-year president of shipping and mailing for the U.S. Postal Service regularly worked on outside corporate business while in the office, even enlisting his postal staff to schedule meetings and arrange for his private travel, postal investigators have found.Robert Bernstock also helped steer millions of dollars in no-bid postal contracts to former business associates he knew from his days as a top executive at companies such as pickle producer Vlasic Foods and lawn care giant Scotts Miracle-Gro, according to a new report by the office of inspector general for the U.S. Postal Service and contract records.

The Post Office tried to cover up Bernstock's double life by claiming that his outside business activities were conducted on personal time and vacation days:

The inspector general's office concluded otherwise.

The report found that Mr. Bernstock had "improperly utilized Postal Service employees and property to conduct his outside business interests," including having postal staff work on matters involving a business he owned called City Barbeque.

Mr. Bernstock, reached by phone at his home in Ohio, declined to discuss findings in the inspector general's report, saying only that he was proud to have worked for Postmaster General John E. Potter and his team.

"I've moved on and the Postal Service has moved on," Mr. Bernstock said.

I'm very pleased that Mr. Bernstock has "moved on" and that the Post Office has "moved on" but I regret to inform him that the taxpayer has not quite "moved on" - not until he's held accountable for his outrageous behavior.


Hat Tip: Ed Lasky



Maybe because the Post Office employs crooks like this:
The former $232,500-per-year president of shipping and mailing for the U.S. Postal Service regularly worked on outside corporate business while in the office, even enlisting his postal staff to schedule meetings and arrange for his private travel, postal investigators have found.

Robert Bernstock also helped steer millions of dollars in no-bid postal contracts to former business associates he knew from his days as a top executive at companies such as pickle producer Vlasic Foods and lawn care giant Scotts Miracle-Gro, according to a new report by the office of inspector general for the U.S. Postal Service and contract records.

The Post Office tried to cover up Bernstock's double life by claiming that his outside business activities were conducted on personal time and vacation days:

The inspector general's office concluded otherwise.

The report found that Mr. Bernstock had "improperly utilized Postal Service employees and property to conduct his outside business interests," including having postal staff work on matters involving a business he owned called City Barbeque.

Mr. Bernstock, reached by phone at his home in Ohio, declined to discuss findings in the inspector general's report, saying only that he was proud to have worked for Postmaster General John E. Potter and his team.

"I've moved on and the Postal Service has moved on," Mr. Bernstock said.

I'm very pleased that Mr. Bernstock has "moved on" and that the Post Office has "moved on" but I regret to inform him that the taxpayer has not quite "moved on" - not until he's held accountable for his outrageous behavior.


Hat Tip: Ed Lasky