Postal Service’s million dollar fortune teller featured in Senator Coburn’s “Wastebook”

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Right wing Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma recently released his annual list of “100 examples of wasteful and low-priority spending”- and the US Postal Service’s contract with self-styled futurist “Faith Popcorn” made the list:

47. Postal Service pays “Futurist” Faith Popcorn for advice on stamps – (USPS) $566,000

Hoping to divine the future for stamps and how to keep “relevant, interesting and integral,” the Postal Service contracted with “Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve.”

via Postal Service’s million dollar fortune teller featured in Senator Coburn’s “Wastebook” – postalnews blog.

A tough news article to swallow, the same week as exigency passes.  Maybe if the USPS had contracted a seer earlier, they would have been able to anticipate the “great recession” and adjust accordingly.  Here’s hoping they got a Magic 8 ball for Christmas to help with predictions and business planning.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

December 26th, 2013 at 11:46 am

Posted in USPS

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