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MSNBC: Damn These Conservatives for Trying to "Kill the Post Office"

John1052 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 1:54 AM
Sell the post office to a private company. While we are at it, sell all government land. The founders of this country never intended for the government to own anything.
anonymous1329 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:36 AM
That is where you are wrong.
Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution - To establish Post Offices and post Roads.
The post office is mandated by the US Constitution. The problem with the post office is that there are too many employees, especially management. Benefits are unaffordable as are retiree benefits.Since it is ran as a government agency there is no profit motive, no profit motive = poor management and no way to punish poor managers and employees

There's a dastardly conspiracy afoot to shut down the United States Postal Service, Lefty screamer Ed Schultz has informed his MSNBC audience.  The culprits?  Republicans, match.  The USPS recently announced its decision to end Saturday mail service, an attempt to stanch its years-long budget bleeding; the federal entity lost $16 billion in 2012.  Though this move is only projected to save the Post Office roughly $2 billion annually, it's still an important nod to reality.  I discussed this issue on CNBC last night, where even the liberal panelist seemed to agree that major reductions are in order and...