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New Study Suggests the Post Office Needs Serious Reform

cb71 Wrote: Apr 13, 2012 4:16 PM
Do not fill position openings due to retirement, move to 5 or 4 day delivery, etc.
restoreliberty Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 1:49 AM
If they would just get rid of the idle processing plants and the excess 35,000 employees that sit around the back rooms with their thumbs up their azzes, then maybe it wont be necessary to scrap the entire postal service in the next 5 years.

Thank a union near you that cares more about their dues racket then they do about the postal service or this country.
Drifter33 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 6:16 AM
Yep. A good shake-up by a REAL business leader, and boot out the union, and I'll bet we can cure the patient rather quickly.
The post office is in dire straits. An aging workforce, generous retirement benefits, and an increasingly-electronic communications world mean that the USPS is looking down a long corridor of red ink. (Sounds familiar when thinking about the government.) Regardless, the postal unions are in denial about this. With an eye to preserving incredibly generous public union benefits, they've been running advertisements across the country advocating for a solution from Congress.

Long story short, the USPS is now legally obligated to fund retiree benefits beforehand (rather than on a pay-as-you-go model) so that they don't face a massive payment shortage all...