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Friday Feedback: Five-day mail delivery; stimulus myths; NLRB recess appointments

By Ed O'Keefe

A sampling of some of the comments from this week's most popular Federal Eye items. The thoughts expressed below do not represent the views of The Federal Eye or The Washington Post:

Regarding the U.S. Postal Service's plans to drop Saturday mail deliveries...

Once a week is plenty for me. Just sayin' -- tuzoner
I'd rather have stamp prices raised to a dollar than lose a day of delivery. After all, people don't usually use stamps every day. But I look forward to the mail six days a week. -- MarylandJ
Keep six days!!! Saturday is a busy commerce day for many people. I hope the Congress has the wisdom to reject this idea (they did once already). I would rather have postage rates raised then lose another day of delivery. Many business rely on Saturday delivery. The post office has huge pension costs that need to be put under control. How many people in the private sector get a pension?? -- bobwiley
I presume that a five-day delivery and pickup schedule will dramatically improve their otherwise dismal service at present? -- Diogenes

About some overdue pushback on myths about the economic stimulus program...

Phantom Congressional districts are not simple clerical errors. They are a sign that nobody in the so-called "stimulus" bureaucracy has the basic intelligence to realize that New Hampshire does not in fact have 87 congressmen and a population twice the size of California. -- corrections
Hey, leave the guy alone...all he is doing is following along in Obama's campaign promise of a open...transparent...and accountable administration. -- connyankee1
The author of this "article" and many of these comments posted here reinforce Joe Klein's thoughts from Time Magazine in January - Americans Are Too Dumb To Thrive. Does anyone understand that agencies that gave out the money and the recipients that readily took it are responsible for reporting correct data? Earl Devaney spoke out months ago and continues to speak out against the fallacies that the press like to propagate in order to sell papers. -- stylites1

Regarding Republican concerns that President Obama will make a recess appointment to the National Labor Relations Board...

I supposed if Obama made 1 recess appointment Republicans would accuse him of being partisan and ramming the appointments through. Just think 171 appointments by Bush, non yet by Obama and republicans are ready to fight over the 1st one even before he does it. -- ged0386
[Republicans'] only intent is to fight this President all the way. They conduct themselves like the tea baggers, by their actions they are suttle refusing to acknowledge him as President. Instead they want to warn him about every action he is about to take or has taken. it is time for him to drop the sledge hammer on them and let them feel who was elected to govern. -- samiaelsberesford
Does anyone stop and think about how the Republican Leaders more and more sound like the bullies that we all knew and saw in school growing up. Always trying to intimidate people into doing things they wanted or stopping others from doing things they did not like. They are like a pack of mad dogs running through a neighborhood looking for trouble. -- EastCoastnLA

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By Ed O'Keefe  | March 26, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
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I appreciate that the Post is daring enough to requote anti-gay obscenity. Now when do we get the Muhammed cartoons?

Posted by: corrections | March 26, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Not exactly a balanced display of the comments your NLRB post received, Ed.
Avoided a lot of well-reasoned arguments (not to mention facts) that happened to disagree with what the administration has signaled it will do next week.
Of course, I'm biased--I left one of those comments. But I am speaking more about the union member that left a comment opposing Mr. Becker. Certainly it deserved 1 of the 3 places given to the pro-Becker (anti-Bush) viewpoint.
Still love this blog and appreciate you keeping us informed. Keep it up!

Posted by: spt349 | March 26, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

It's Bush's fault.

Posted by: fireball72 | March 27, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

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