The SN-L's Mike Penprase wrote this news article that is on the online edition of the Springfield News-Leader: Union:Date set for Springfield Postal Processing Center closing:
Postal workers have been told the Springfield mail distribution and processing center will close on Feb 9, 2013, American Postal Workers Union local president Bruce Lincoln said Friday.It was at this meeting that Congressman Long said:
Lincoln said the formal announcement will come after a moratorium on plans to close around 250 processing centers around the United States ends on May 15...
Asked about reports that a closing date for the facility has been set, Rep. Billy Long’s office issued a statement from the congressman.
“I am deeply disappointed with the decision by the United States Postal Service,” Long stated. “As I have said all along, I want to make sure the Springfield Processing and Distribution Center got a fair shake during the evaluation process. I do not believe it did.”Long indicated he has a number of questions about the closing plan.
“I am not pleased with the Postal Service’s process and their apparent lack of care and concern,” Long commented. “I still have many questions left unanswered, such as why the Postal Service wants to close a facility in the fastest growing part of the state, and that is why I have asked the Postal Service Inspector General to conduct an investigation."
Long was among a crowd of around 300 people who attended a Postal Service meeting earlier this year about the closing plan.
You catch a lot more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. So, when you tell stories about me through some of your representatives that I want to privatize the Postal Service, which is an out and out lie, that doesn't help you any with me or my office. So....Billy Long is a liar.
On June 10, 2010 Long signed his name signifying his agreement with this statement: "I will support legislation aimed at protecting taxpayers by privatizing government-sponsored corporations and enterprises such as the United States Postal Service, the housing government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and the Tennessee Valley Authority."
Further, Long added the following handwritten comment: "Entities like the USPS,Fannie and Freddie are proven economic failures that operate at losses constantly. Service and profitability would be enhanced by privatization."
Read this bus post about Billy's lies: You CAN catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar
Billy Long WROTE IN HIS OWN HANDWRITING "..the USPS...would be enhanced by privatization."
You catch a lot more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. So, when you tell stories about me through some of your representatives that I want to privatize the Postal Service, which is an out and out lie, that doesn't help you any with me or my office. So....
We know Long is lying when he denies wanting to privatize the USPS, but what does he mean when he says "that doesn't help you any with me or my office"? That if you hold him accountable he won't help you? Sure seems like it.
Watch and listen as Billy Long tells a bald-faced lie:
Billy Long is a liar. Was he lying when he wrote in June 2010 that he wanted to privatize the postal service? Was he lying when he told attendees at an event last April not to believe everything you read in the paper? Was he lying when he said we need to protect social security and then voted for the Paul Ryan budget? Was he lying when he said he wanted to go to Washington and wouldn't be influenced by career politicians and their cronies? Was he lying when he denied calling Obama a racial slur?
If a politician will lie to us to get elected he will lie to us when elected.
Billy Long is a liar.