Two articles (credit given to Carloz for this technique):
The U.S. Postal Service announcement this week that another 178 Iowa towns might lose their post offices brought predictable responses, and not just from residents fearing yet another blow to their quality of life. Politicians from Congress to the governor expressed outrage that the Postal Service would abandon those communities. [...]
But [the criticism] is curious coming from King, who styles himself an uncompromising warrior against what he calls “out-of-control federal spending.” [...]
The U.S. Postal Service is running a $9 billion deficit. The Postal Service is doing only what King demands of the rest of the federal government: cutting spending to live within its means.
Gov. Terry Branstad's veto this week of tax breaks for Iowa's poor and his rejection of a legislative mandate that would have kept 36 unemployment offices open have created a political firestorm.