Harry Reid Defends Junk Mail: We’re Doing It for the Seniors

By Lloyd the Idiot

Just when you think the intellectual ability of our congressional leaders could not be any lower, they carve out a new basement.

This time, Harry Reid defend junk mail as a public service to senior citizens. From Real Clear Politics:

“I’ll come home tonight here to my home in Washington and there’ll be some mail there. A lot of it is what some people refer to as junk mail, but for the people who are sending that mail, it’s very important,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said on the Senate floor today. “And when talking about seniors, seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world,” he added.

You know, it actually explains a lot. Junk mail must be the only way Reid, 72 years old himself, manages to stay marginally connected to the real world.


  • Loudoun Insider says:

    All of this junk mail nonsense needs to stop, and both parties are guilty of it.

  • Let's Be Free says:

    There may be something to this. Momma’s first sign of dementia was when she starting calling Daddy Resident, referring to herself as Occupant and calling us kids Postal Patrons. I can forsee a you must mail mandate in the offing.

  • Sigh. I have to say that my husband grandmother ADORES junk mail. She loved opening everything single thing that was addressed to her, and responded to every single thing, which meant there was a LOT of junk mail. At least once a year she would call us all excited that she had “won” a lot of money, and all of the things she was going to buy for us. By the next day, it was forgotten, but it meant a lot to her at that moment.

    Of course, that is no reason that junk mail needs to be delivered to MY house!

  • Ack — adored. She died quite a few years ago.

  • Independent Voter says:

    Our junk mail never makes it into the house. We throw it in the recycle bin on the way through the garage. What a waste of postage not to mention the destruction of trees.

    I wonder who is contribution to Harry Reid’s war chest to have him make this entirely stupid statement.

  • Shiloh says:

    And now for a practical word — to get your name taken off most junk mail lists, read the material and follow the instructions at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt063.shtm

  • Let's Be Free says:

    PAC contributions to Harry Reid.:

    American Postal Workers Union $20,000.00
    National Rural Letter Carriers Assn $20,000.00
    National Assn of Letter Carriers $20,000.00
    National League of Postmasters $11,000.00
    National Assn of Postmasters $9,000.00
    National Assn of Postal Supervisors $8,000.00

  • ACTivist says:

    Junk mail for seniors IS necessary as both reading material when you are constipated and as wiping material to save money. Just be cautious with the color flyers.

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