Postal employees are hitting back at President Obama for unfavorably comparing the USPS to Fed Ex and USPS, the Federal Times reports.
At a town hall last week, Obama cited the Postal Service's problems as evidence that a healthcare "public option" would not have an unfair advantage over private insurers.
"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine," Obama said at an event in Portsmouth, N.H., adding that "it's the Post Office that's always having problems.
Now, Ted Keating, President of the National Association of Postal Supervisors, fired off a letter to Obama calling the comparison a "kick in the chest."
With all of these efforts underway within the Postal Service community, it was a kick to the chest to have you take a shot at a group of federal employees who are working hard every day to support this country.
Employees of the Postal Service are largely represented by unions and management associations, all of whom strongly supported your candidacy last year. For our support we do not expect any special consideration. However, we would like to be treated fairly and not have our current situation misrepresented, especially by the Commander-in-Chief.
Download letter PDF here (Link from Federal Times)