Why did the past Congress waste so much time naming post offices after people?

June 19, 2009: Named a Postal Service building in Sparta, Georgia after Yvonne Ingram-Ephraim Named a Postal Service building in Jamestown, New York after Stan Lundine Named a Postal Service building in McLain, Mississippi after Ed Freeman Named a Postal Service building in Rochester, New York after Brian... show more June 19, 2009:
Named a Postal Service building in Sparta, Georgia after Yvonne Ingram-Ephraim
Named a Postal Service building in Jamestown, New York after Stan Lundine
Named a Postal Service building in McLain, Mississippi after Ed Freeman
Named a Postal Service building in Rochester, New York after Brian Schramm

August 19, 2009:

Named a Postal Service building in Freedom, Pennsylvania after John Scott Challis
Named a Postal Service building in Pompano Beach, Florida after Elijah Pat Larkins
Named a Postal Service building in Rye, New York after Caroline O'Day
Named a Postal Service building in Ogdensburg, New York after Frederic Remington
Named a Postal Service building in Nampa, Idaho after Herbert Littleton
Named a Postal Service building in Laredo, Texas in honor of local veterans
Named a Postal Service building in Georgetown, Texas after Kile West
Named a Postal Service building in Port Charlotte, Florida after Roy Boehm

November 30, 2009:

Named a Postal Service building in Rollingbay, Bainbridge Island, Washington after John D. Hawk
Named a Postal Service building in Dade City, Florida after Marcus Mathes
Named a Postal Service building in Akron, Michigan in honor of local veterans
Named a Postal Service building in Garden City, Michigan after John Shivnen
Named a Postal Service building in Los Angeles after Johnny Grant
Named a Postal Service building in Erath, Louisiana after Conrad DeRouen
Named a Postal Service building in San Francisco after Lim Poon Lee
Named a Postal Service building in Des Moines, Iowa in honor of local veterans
Named a Postal Service building in Provo, Utah after Rex Lee
Named a Postal Service building in San Diego, California after César Chávez
Named a Postal Service building in Orchard Park, New York, after Jack Kemp
Named a Postal Service building in Portland, Oregon, after Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 29, 2010:

Named a Postal Service building in Somerville, Tennessee after John Shelton Wilder
Named a Postal Service building in Chester New York after Louis Allen
Named a Postal Service building in St. Louis, Missouri after Jodie Bailey
Named a Postal Service building in Portola, California after Jeremiah McCleery
Named a Postal Service building in Harrison, New Jersey after Patricia McGinty-Juhl
Named a Postal Service building in White Springs, Florida after Clyde Hillhouse
Named a Postal Service building in Smithfield, Utah after W. Hazen Hillyard
Named a Postal Service building in Stow, Ohio after Joseph Tomci

June 9, 2010:

Named a Postal Service building in Riverhead, New York after Garfield Langhorn
Named a Postal Service building in Swifton, Arkansas after George Kell
Named a Postal Service building in Roper, North Carolina after E. V. Wilkins
Named a Postal Service building in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts after Ann Marie Blute
Named a Postal Service building in Overland Park, Kansas after Jan Meyers
Named a Postal Service building in Hickory, Mississippi after Matthew Ingram
Named a Postal Service building in Palm Desert, California after Roy Wilson
Named a Postal Service building in Greeley, Colorado after W. D. Farr
Named a Postal Service building in North Troy, New York after Martin Maher
Named a Postal Service building in Cheyney, Pennsylvania after Luther Smith
Named a Postal Service building in Westwood, New Jersey after Christopher Hrbek

August 3, 2010:

Named a Postal Service building in Chicago after Steve Goodman
Named a Postal Service building in Hornell, New York after Zachary Smith
Named a Postal Service building in Sharon Massachusetts after Michael Rothberg

August 16, 2010:

Named a Postal Service building in Dixon, Illinois after Ronald Reagan
Named a Postal Service building in Maitland, Florida after Paula Hawkins

October 13, 2010:

Named a Postal Service building in San Jose, California for Anthony J. Cortese
Named a Postal Service building in Brighton, Michigan for Joyce Rogers
Named a Postal Service building in Cleveland, Ohio for David John Donafee
Named a Postal Service building in Los Angeles for Tom Bradley

December 14, 2010:

Named a Postal Service building in Napa, California after Tom Kongsgaard
Named a Postal Service building in Eureka, California after Sam Sacco

January 4, 2011:

Named a Postal Service building in Carlstadt, New Jersey for Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz
Named a Postal Service building in Uniontown, Pennsylvania for George C. Marshall
Named a Postal Service building in Indiana, Pennsylvania for Jimmy Stewart
Named a Postal Service building in Miami, Florida for Jesse J. McCrary, Jr.
Named a Postal Service building in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts for Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo
Named a Postal Service building in Centreville, Virginia for Colonel George Juskalian
Named a Postal Service building in St. Louis, Missouri for Earl Wilson, Jr.
Update: Why is our government so worthless and waste so much time?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acts_of_the_111th_United_States_Congress
Update 2: @Stephen. Dems were in control when all this was passed. Read the dates.
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