The bulk mail envelope didn't earn them only 25 cents. They earned thousands, perhaps millions over time, from a business that elected to use the USPS bulk mail service for marketing. In return, the USPS promised to use its best effort to deliver the mail. Just like raising taxes, reducing services is not a purely profitable endeavor. If the post office decides it's not worth delivering your bulk mail to the residence, you might decide it's not worth using this method of marketing anymore.
It's just business.
The budget was never balanced, unless you think counting Social Security tax receipts as part of the general fund is OK. It has been done since FDR, and it's sleazy accounting that would get a CFO fired.
I suggest you stop being partisan and learn to have a healthy skepticism of all politicians. Carrying the water for any party encourages them to continue abusing us.
A Republican President signed it, but the bill was sponsored by more Dems than Rs and both houses were Dem controlled. We don't have a list of yeas and nays, so I can't say for sure but it looks like a bipartisan effort.
The team proposes that with the right training, it could be possible to help psychopaths activate their 'empathy switch', which could bring them a step closer to rehabilitation.
But why would they want to? It's far more advantageous for them to continue pretending they care about others.
Just out of curiosity, when you "buy gold" do you actually get a chunk of yellow metal in the mail? Probably not, almost no one in the US does
I do, because I'm not an idiot. I get real gold at auction. You can buy paper gold if you want, but only if you're treating it as any other commodity. There is no safety aspect unless you have physical control. Besides, it seems like very large companies are performing fraction-reserve-like scams by selling more gold than they have.
however, you can tie a coded message to a bird's leg and be reasonably confident in the message reaching it's intended recipient without interception and decoding (international and relay flights notwithstanding).
And drones... anyone for squab?
Saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time. -- George Carlin