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Milligan Hay - Iowa d:^)
Veteran Advisor

Going Postal

The US has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 buildings that currently house U.S. Post Offices. The government has decided it no longer needs these buildings, most of which are located on prime land in towns and cities across the country. The sale of these properties will fetch about $19 billion.

A regular real estate commission will be paid to the company that was given the exclusive listing for handling the sales.


That company is CRI and its Chairman is a man named Richard Blum. Richard Blum is the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein. (Most voters and many of the government people who approved the deal may not have made the connection between the two because they have different last names).


Senator Feinstein and her husband stand to make a fortune (EST at between $950 million and $1.1 billion!!) from these transactions. His company is the sole real estate agent on the sale. CRI will be making a minimum of 3% and as much as 6% commission on each and every sale. All of the properties that are being sold are all fully paid for. They were purchased with U.S. taxpayers dollars.


The U.S.P.S. is allowed free and clear, tax exempt use. The only cost to keep them open is the cost to actually keep the doors open and the heat and lights on. The United States Postal Service doesn't even have to pay county property taxes on these subject properties. QUESTION? Would you put your house in foreclosure just because you couldn't afford to pay the electric bill?


Well, the folks in Washington have given the Post Office the OK to do it! Worse yet, most of the net proceeds of the sales will go back to the U.S.P.S, an organization that is so poorly managed that they have lost $117 billion dollars in the past 10 years!


No one in the mainstream media is even raising an eyebrow over the conflict of interest and on the possibility of corruption on the sale of billions of dollars worth of public assets. How does a U.S. Senator from San Francisco manage to get away with organizing and lobbying such a sweet deal? She claims no involvement and says her husband’s affairs are his alone. Has our government become so elitist that they have no fear of oversight? And it's no mere coincidence that these two public service crooks have different last names; a feeble attempt at avoiding transparency in these type of transactions.


Pass this info on before it's pulled from the Internet.


It was even verified it on Snopes:http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp and Snopes usually puts a liberal spin on whatever it reports.


It also was verified on TruthofFiction.com which is a more reliable source for checking Internet rumors. You can read what they said by clicking on:
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/Blum-Post-Office-Sale-061013.htm#.Ulls5Nvn-vE


NOW....here's the test...Does this Make you angry? If it doesn't, then don't complain about the corruption and the ineptness in D.C. You apparently have given up or have turned a blind eye and don't care.
1 Reply
GreaTOne_65
Senior Contributor

Re: Going Postal

The post office wasn't losing money, and wouldn't have this year, had it not been for a bunch disgruntled Republicans, who lost their seats, and in an unprecedented move, (lame-duck session), decided to ruin the post office, by making them pay 75 years of healthcare in a 10 year window. It's another example of why the dammed Republicans, have no business, in government, they are only there for the pleasure of their corporate master donors, and the Kochroach bros. agendas. After last December's fiasco of the private delivery companies, it's just another example of corporate greed, gone awry, typical.