Political postage

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by Bobitis, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    I got a card from one of my State reps, and the postage reads:

    PRSRT STD
    US POSTAGE PAID
    WA STATE DEPT
    OF PRINTING 98501

    The zip code is that of our Capitol.

    It would appear that my tax dollars are now paying postage for our elected officials propaganda.:mad:

    Is that legal?:eek::mad::mad::mad:
  2. wpage

    wpage Active Member

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    Depends on the content of the mailing. If its electioneering its illegal.
  3. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    This has been going on since Ben Franklin had the mail (post) service, back when.

    For official use only, no electioneering (unless it is pumping the sender's own message of just how great things are since ... )

    Pops
  4. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    Come to my town hall and learn how to get a government job for the most part.

    So I gotsa 'D'bag rep, spending my taxes, on how to get employed by the folks that are destroying my state.

    Nice!:mad:

    If that's not 'electioneering', I don't know what is.:confused:
  5. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    Speaking of political postage. :rolleyes:

    I heard that the Feds just spent a million dollars on a study as to why the new Barack Obama postage stamp was failing to adhere itself to envelopes when it was applied.

    They discovered that everyone was spitting on the wrong side. :rolleyes: ;) :D



    Sorry, Bobitis, I saw the target and I had to take the shot. :eek: ;) :D


    Art
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  6. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I think that it is considered the "Franking Privilege" which is available to all senators and representatives.
  7. dbrodin

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    Campaigning is illegal. But bragging about everything you've done for the people is fine. You tell me the difference. Gives them a lot of public exposure at our expense.

    Dale
  8. Bobitis

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    THAT'S what I'm talking about.
    Spin it any way you want at the taxpayers expense.:mad:

    I've been Franked enough already.
    Time to get rid of an archaic episode that has been abused for decades.

    These folks are on OUR side?:confused:

    When can we start burning witches again?
  9. artabr

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    The first Thursday in November. ;)


    Edit: As Dbrodin has correctly pointed out below it should read Tuesday, not Thursday. :eek:


    Art
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
  10. dbrodin

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    Tuesday?
  11. artabr

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    Another big DUH moment in my life. :rolleyes: :eek: :D

    I be guilty of typing before thinking. ;)
    I did know better, I just had a brain phart. :rolleyes: :eek: :D

    Art
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2010
  12. Bobitis

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    No offense Art, but around here that's the day the dead come alive.
    They Zombie walk to the polls, vote, and go die again for two years.:rolleyes:

    I keep wondering why I never get the same mail from the republicans.
    Because there AREN'T any.:eek:

    I hate Zombies!:mad:
  13. artabr

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    I hear ya. Hope & change. ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAIpI8IxgFs




    Art
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