|Kucinich Refuses to Go on Hunger Strike|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Jun 25, 2012, 06:24 PM|
U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D.-Oh.) is calling on all postal workers to go on a hunger strike, but he refuses to starve to death along with them.
Politico reports that, “Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday helped kick off a hunger strike of postal workers protesting what they say is an effort to privatize and dismantle the cash-strapped United States Postal Service.”
Nonetheless, Kucinich will not join in the hunger strike with 10 postal employees, which is the latest in a long sage of attempts to reform the postal service as it faces a bleak financial future.
According to Politico, “while lawmakers generally agree that postal reform is necessary, they disagree on the specifics. ‘Make no mistake about it, this is an effort to try to privatize even more postal services,’ Kucinich said in reference to GOP efforts.”
Many Republicans are hoping that Kucinich changes his mind and joins the hunger strike and hopefully it will go on indefinitely. Hopefully, Texas Democrats in Congress, especially Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Llloyd Doggett, will show their solidarity for U.S. postal workers by joining in on the hunger strike too.
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