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Obama's 'Firemen First' approach to budget cutting
When I was a kid back in the 1970s, my postal manager father told me about the post office in Baltimore where the mail didn't get delivered. It was a laid-back sort of place, where dozens of postal employees with the work ethic of Seinfeld's notorious Newman whiled away the hours "RIP" (retired in place) until officially retiring from public service. Yet in some ways that post office was the most important one in town. Without that one postal station, mail delivery all over Baltimore would have suffered.
By Robert Maranto
March 14, 2013