Skip to comments.Fresno Mail Carrier Fired For Throwing Away Mail About Obamacare
Posted on 10/11/2013 10:08:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) - A Fresno mail carrier has been fired for throwing away mail. The United States Postal Service says the mailman admitted he threw away letters about "Obamacare."
People who live at a Central Fresno apartment complex snapped pictures of the inside of the dumpster filled with mail about "Obamacare". Witnesses say the mail was dumped in the garbage by their mailman.
"He just kept glancing over his shoulder over and over again. It was like he knew what he was doing was wrong," said witness Jerry Dills.
Dills says he brought the mail that he found in the garbage to his local post office where he filed a formal complaint against the carrier.
KMPH spoke with a representative from the U.S. Postal Service who said he questioned the carrier and the carrier admitted to the throwing the mail into the garbage dumpster.
According to the U.S. Postal Service spokesperson, Gus Ruiz, the mail carrier said, "He was running late and wanted to get back to the post office on time."
Ruiz says the mail carrier, who was a temporary worker hired in August, was fire immediately.
Ruiz added the discarded mail would be delivered on Tuesday.
He’s a hero!
Uh—Mr. JR—was that you?
Messing with the mail is a big no-no.
I do think it’s interesting that of all they things they can’t pay for right now because of the shut-down, the Obama’s pet projects are still being funded.
As for the parks, isn’t it interesting how they can fund paying for folks to go around and shut down parks and enforce it, yet they can’t pay to keep them open.
Has the entire MSM fired their copy editors?
Bullshit. He should go to prison. Tampering with the mail is a serious federal offence - and imagine the outrage if this fellow was throwing away information regarding a program that conservatives supported.
Bullcrap. He should have been fired. People are always bitching about the post office, now when they remove one of their bad actors, you are upset.
Would you be supporting him if he discarded, let’s say for example, copies of the Limbaugh Letter?
And I'm just a dumb construction worker. I don't my living with words.
He should go to prison. Period.
Now - do we know for certain that this “ObamaCare mail” wasn’t something from FreedomWorks that is explaining why it’s bad? I don’t think they explain?
What kind of Obamacare mail?
I’ve got some- mostly from Teapary Patriots, Ted Cruz, and Heritiage, and Citizens Council on Health Care.
Give him a raise!!!
Sea, eye told u.
A “raise” meaning a longer prison term?
Lighten up Francis’s.
I’d post the obligatory picture - but it ain’t worth my time.
As long as it was a recycling dumpster, everthing is ok.
Sorry guys, but he committed a federal crime, I don’t like Obamacare at all but you can’t have a mail carrier willfully destroying mail or not delivering it.
Guy deserved to be fired.
And for those who feel otherwise, what would you say if you found out he had be doing the same thing to NRA mailings or the like?
How is it that real creeps get to keep their job due to union rule,etc except when they do something against the progressive agenda. Then they are gone in a New York minute.
So, you’re in favor of rewarding criminals for their crimes. How liberal of you.
“I say they should give this man a raise.”
I mail my $$ to FR, and the postman could have thrown out my donation, if he knew it was an anti-Odumbo site. It’s a Fed offense even though I despise the crooks who run this asylum we’re living in.
“I will not comply.”
Never discount the possibility of spontaneous immolation. The MSM never get their story wrong.
Two words: Mt. Rushmore
Just wondering - has anyone received anything from the government explaining Obamacare and telling what to do and where to do it? I haven’t received a thing, and I know it’s not because the mailman is dumping it somewhere.
As a temp carrier he is not a member of a union. He can be fired for cause and arriving late back to his PO can be a cause. Tossing mail in the trash is the biggest NO NO a carrier can do, temp or not.
I haven’t seen anything come through.
Keep Obamabot off it.
Now there is a GREAT mail carrier!
I don’t think so, Tim.
I do realize you were probably being facetious, but censorship is only legal for the MSM not postal workers.
Soon owning a gun will be a federal crime.
You will then support throwing all of us in jail who own guns.
Sorry, but our govt is a criminal enterprise at this point. If you believe laws are equally enforced you need to seek help immediately.
Note to self: “Self, don’t throw mail away at apartment complexes full of dumpster divers.”
Mailmen HATE flyers. Get caught dumping them all the time.
There is no gratification in working all day delivering that type of junk knowing it immediately is dumped in the garbage by the recipient.
So, alot of dumping occurs.
You think this guy got punished just because it was Obamacare info you need to seek help. Any postman found intentionally destroying mail will get fired.
This is mailed to all Medicare participants. I got one. Does not appear to have anything to do with owe-bamacare.
Just a stupid liberal story about a Tea Party member named RUIZ trashing owe-bama? Nope, just a lazy owe-bama, union member supporter dumping mail in a dumpster rather than putting out the effort to deliver it.
Article written by a wetback named Cervantes about another wetback named Ruiz who probably carried an 80# bale of pot across the border, but didn't want to carry that 10# of mail to the end of his route.