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Is the U.S. Postal Service Worth Saving?

RodT Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 11:50 AM
Not as it is running. Wow - a Federal unionized bureaucracy, a favorite of Democrats in Congress, is bankrupt. Overmanned, over paid and union ruled work force is not efficient! Now who would ever think that could happen? The tax payers get to fund the waste and ineptness. The USPS is just like every other Federal operation, a complete fiasco, and since the tax payers pick up the bill, no one in Congress cares. It’s not their money! A suggestion - first all mail is charged at the 1st class rate. When the junk mail disappears, get rid of the workers no longer needed. Put all mail routes out for bid, let the private sector deliver the mail, it couldn’t be less efficient. Close offices that can’t pay their own way.
Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 12:32 PM
The bulk mail rate definitely needs to go up. 99% of the mail I get goes right into the trash without even being read. The only mail I get that is of any interest to me is my utility bills and my credit card and bank statements. If advertisers had to pay more for bulk rate, they wouldn't send out as much and the post office could lay off some people and save a ton of money. The amount saved from the layoffs would more than cover the lost revenue.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 12:48 PM
Dittos. We live in a small city/rural area and have no complaints about the staff however when you get to larger cities and you really get to see rude public employees at work..IF they are working at all.

The Postal Service is in crisis, yet unions and some members of Congress continue to block reform.


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