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When I first heard about the absurd benefits-prepayment scheme, I could swear I read that even USPS employees were against it because they knew what repercussions it would have. I don't have a citation for that unfortunately.

The older ones may have been, because they would have reaped the benefits. But sooner or later, when the taxpayers would have started getting hit with astronomical bills for keeping USPS retirees alive, someone would have had to pay the price.

See Detroit's pension retirees. The older retirees took advantage of the nice pension, and now the younger retirees are going to have to have their benefits cut because there is no one left for Detroit to tax.

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