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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 2:57 PM
Consider too, the unemployment that would create, and the increased cost of all the other services that you now pay for through the PO. People have to make paper, print paper, make ink, bundle, ship, etc. What would take the place of the lost revenue? The increased cost in the other services.
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 2:51 PM
duh. "I voted for Obama, and now, I don't like him". Damn racist. "Why?" He is as much white, as he is black, how does that make me a racist? I guess I hate white folk too.
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 2:48 PM
So that is selfish. What about the people that get their medications through the mail? What about someone who get their check, or anything else in the mail that they might need in a timely fashion, like a passport?
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 11:06 AM
Unfortunately Optimista. It was passed in 06 by a GOP congress. I think it was done purposefully to bring the PO to it's knees, and to open the doors to private enterprise. The problem is, it is constitutionally mandated. What happens of all of a sudden the private company goes belly up? Then what? It is too big for any company to come in and take off the next day. People get a lot of medications in the mail. One day might make a difference.
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 11:02 AM
this has to be the most ignorant of post. What kind of service would you get, as far as your mail being delivered in a timely fashion to your home? There are already hundreds of cases now where private contractors (lower wage) have dumped the mail just because they didn't feel that they made enough money to do the job. They don't care about the job. To those who work in the PO, most care about the mail, and see it as the job security that they need for their families. Low wage means, less caring. "It is not my mail so why should I care".
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:49 AM
but Occam, you had the choice. You chose to NOT take the 20% because you are financially secure. Others may not be able to sacrifice the 20% because they have a family, are strung out on debt, or enjoy the finer things in life. There are only 3 ways to make money. Work, invest, inherit. "A poor man, works for his money. A rich man, his money works for him." Dr. Bill Cosby Phd
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:32 AM
Darby: One of the best post I have read in this thread. Fast food workers in New Orleans, after Katrina were making upwards of $11 an hour. What? Say it is not so. But that is more than the minimum wage. Free market works, if the government would stay out of the way.
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:29 AM
What about service vs product? The PO is a "service", it does not produce a product. Your local school corporation is a "service". I can guarantee you that your local school corporation spends upwards of 80% or their total budget to wages and benefits. So why the disparity? Property taxes that pay for schools, (even if you don't have kids), vs user fees for the PO.
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:25 AM
What Occam, you think that the states can't do the same job as the Fed EPA? You think they want dirty water and air? NO the case is we don't need the FEDERAL EPA. Like we don't need the Federal DOE either. Can you imagine how much money we could funnel to the schools if we did away with the Federal DOE? Hundreds of millions. Can your local school corporation use that money? They Fed is involved in way to many things that are not enumerated.
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:20 AM
One thing that you might consider is that the PO employees thousands of veterans. They can use their military time towards their Fed retirement. Do you them unemployed? Then there is the diversity within the PO. More in some areas (Chicago) less in others (Alton, IL). What kind of nightmare would that create? If the monopoly was abolished, there will be NO line to bid. Who will go above the Artic circle? Who will do the far desolate areas of Montana? They will take the cream (profit) for the large metropolitan areas. Where will the people of PoDunk get their deliveries. NOT UPS OR Fed Ex.
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Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:15 AM
Another thing to go along with this post, the US has the lowest first class mail rate in the industrialized world. What they take in in "junk" mail fees, off-sets the first class rate. If it were not for "junk" mail, your first class rate might be double. Retailers want to put it in your hands. One click with a mouse, and spam is gone. With a hard copy ad, you take out of the box, walk to the house, maybe you look at it, set it on the counter, then you have to pick it up AGAIN, to maybe throw it away. They retailers do it because it works, and it pays for it self and more.
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