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Harry Reid leads the fight to protect senior citizens’ access to… junk mail

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By Doug Powers  •  April 19, 2012 09:20 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

The Senate Majority Leader is fighting to make sure the junk mail on which so many seniors depend doesn’t wither on the vine:

In his opening speech on Wednesday, Reid called on the Senate to quickly move forward on the passage of S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act, which restructures pension plans for Postal Service employees as well as allows the USPS to access overpayments in the Federal Employee Retirement System.

“Madam President,” Reid said to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), the presiding officer of the Senate, “I’ll come home tonight here to my home in Washington and there’ll be some mail there. A lot of it is what some people refer to as junk mail, but for the people who are sending that mail, it’s very important.

“And when talking about seniors, seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world,” Reid continued. “Elderly Americans, more than anyone in America, rely on the United States Postal Service, but unless we act quickly, thousands of post offices … will close. I’ve said this earlier today; I repeat it.”

Why am I guessing that the “junk mail” Reid is worried about being delivered to his elderly constituents are the letters from Harry Reid’s office?

By the way, here’s Reid’s upcoming mailer:

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Don’t let the Republicans do this to the junk mail of America’s seniors!

**Written by Doug Powers

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