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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

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 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_Uni...

Update 2:

@Stephen. Dems were in control when all this was passed. Read the dates.

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  • 10 years ago
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    It most likely took congress as long to name these as for you to type out the question. How much money did you waste if you typed this? Did you type this or is it a cut and paste? A congressman makes the suggestion and everyone goes "aye" and that is how much time and money was wasted.

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  • 10 years ago

    I doubt small stuff like that takes very much time at all. It's like a motion to congratulate the Super Bowl Champions. The House just does a quick voice vote and it's done. But if you are concerned with wasting time you should ask why the newly elected majority in the House decided that every Monday would be a day off and every three weeks would be a full-week vacation. We are paying them to work at most 12 days a month. Tea Partier Allen West was the only one in his party to stand up and oppose this ridiculously lazy schedule. But it seems like all the other Tea Party candidates have already forgotten the people who elected them and are enjoying their cozy life as Washington insiders.

    Edit: I am sorry to have to so totally dismantle the point you were attempting to make. If your question was actually an attack on congress wasting time, I hope you will call your congressman and urge him to have the House GOP leadership reconsider their schedule. If this was just a partisan attack on the other side and you don't actually care about how congress spends its time, then I will leave you to continue your intellectually dishonest pursuits.

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    10 years ago

    I was in a post office in Colorado and wondered that same thing when I saw a plaque announcing "This building named after so-and-so by act of Congress".

    I was thinking the same thing - the buildings are flipping post offices. Who says they should be named after ANYONE?!?

    And agree, total and thorough waste of time and taxpayer money.

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  • 10 years ago

    I'm sure to add more jobs and waste more time, thus needing even more employees. Committees to generate lists of possible names, people to research all the people on the lists, records of prior names and committees that named them, all the honor and award ceremonies...And of course, some worthless politician to oversee and take credit for it all...

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  • 10 years ago

    Ha! They didn't have anything better to do in between cramming us down with Obumacare.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    They were shooting for the lowest approval rating possible.

    Source(s): 111th congress: 13% approval rating
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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    They're fiddling while Rome burns.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    republicans feel that is important like re defining rape

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