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1:13 PM, Dec 27, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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Once again, Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is on the case.  Last week, his heart ached for fans of the Buffalo Bills who would not be able to watch their team’s game against the Miami Dolphins because the NFL & the FCC were blacking it out.  Retribution, it seems, for the fans’ failure to fill the stadium.

Now, the senator is crusading in behalf of those whose Christmas presents did not arrive on time.  Ramsey Cox of The Hill reports that Blumenthal said (in a statement, of course) that he is 

“… disappointed to learn that so many consumers in Connecticut and across the country made purchases this holiday season expecting their gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, but instead were left empty-handed.” 

And he calls:

“... on UPS to do the right thing and provide refunds to people whose Christmases were a little less cheery as a result of their late deliveries.”

It takes a magnificent amount of brass for anyone on Capitol Hill to deliver lectures on inefficiency in any form.  

But count on the U.S. Senate.

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