UPDATE: Congressman battles U.S. Postal Service
POSTED: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 6:46pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 9:46am
LUFKIN-- The U.S. Postal Service is losing $21 million a day. Now, they are looking at ways to cut back on money by doing 90-day studies across the nation.
If they feel they need to cut back on money in East Texas after the study is done, they have an idea for outgoing mail from Lufkin.
One spokesman says, "Lufkin mail will be delivered to Tyler, then it will be processed at automated sorters at Tyler and transported back to Lufkin."
The Lufkin Processing and Distribution Site could close one part down. As a result, employees and mail would be shifted around. U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert says he got a letter in the mail from the U.S. Postal Service. It stated it would be "fiscally irresponsible" not to consolidate.
Gohmert says, "It seemed to me the study would be irrelevant because they dictated the results before the study was even done." He says they shouldn't make a decision before looking at the results of the study. Gohmert says, "this is the kind of wrong-headed thinking that I believe has gotten the Postal Service in the problem they are in."