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The Ambassador and the Post Office

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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The Ambassador and the Post Office

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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The Ambassador and the Post Office

Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:10 AM
Did your uncle work slower because he was getting older? Or, did the number of deliveries, and amount of mail increase. There are more and more delivery points added EVERY YEAR. Until 2006, the volume increased every single year, up to a high of roughly 210 billion pieces annually. The PO handles more volume in 2 weeks, than UPS, or FedEx do, COMBINED in a year. Can those 2 private companies handle that and still make every single delivery point every day? Most routes have roughly 500 daily deliveries. UPS guy I talked to, roughly 100. Both theoretically in 8 hours.
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The Ambassador and the Post Office

Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:07 AM
The real problem with the PO is that it is top heavy. While the number of craft employees (people that touch the mail, processing, transport, delivery) are going down, the number of managers increases year after year, exponentially. Any private company would not stand for this. But congress does a poor job of check and balance.
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The Ambassador and the Post Office

Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 10:04 AM
Another thing that is NEVER considered is the other jobs that produce paper, ink, presses, transport, sorting. What about those jobs. We are talking millions of jobs here. Think about all the companies that mail out catalogs (how many do you get in your mailbox in November). Who make the paper, the ink, prints the product, bundles it according to zip code, takes it to the PO. That is a lot of jobs folks.
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The Ambassador and the Post Office

Greg1236 Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 9:59 AM
So a retired Fed employee, who puts in 31 years of hard work (outside 40 hour + weeks), makes roughly 2,300 a month minus $300+ for health insurance, has to rich of a pension? Maybe you should look see what the UPS employees get. 30 years, $3K a month. Seems like the Fed employees are are getting less than the private retirees.
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The Ambassador and the Post Office

Greg1236 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 2:58 PM
Yes, get rid of the Federal EPA. It is not an enumerated power. It should be handled by each respective state. Have another drink of the kool-aide Occam's Stubble.
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The Ambassador and the Post Office

Greg1236 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 2:56 PM
So will in excess of a million jobs. PO has about half a million, but the rest comes from the people that make the catalogs, rely on the catalogs, the paper industry, the ink industry, etc.. Oblama would not like that hit to the unemployment rate.
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Freedom Is Not Free

Greg1236 Wrote: Mar 11, 2014 6:32 PM
So, we can have a "War on Poverty", and we can have a "War on Drugs", but a war on terror is tabu? Sounds something like Hagel, or Brimmer might say. Did you give attribution? Plagiarist.
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Greg1236 Wrote: Mar 11, 2014 6:27 PM
" There is such a thing as Evil, and you cannot negotiate with it." "Rules of war: War is the only effective means for defeating evil. In war there is no such thing as excessive force. Using only the amount of force necessary to win, insures that you will lose. " Jim Quinn warroom.com
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Freedom Is Not Free

Greg1236 Wrote: Mar 11, 2014 6:22 PM
In the beginning, property owners were the only ones who could vote. I say, we bring that back.
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