You Freepers need to remember that you didn't build the Post Office ... the government built that for you!!
Damned unions. They’re running ads like crazy. Claiming that they’re being screwed by the feds - when in fact they’re only being forced to fund the absurd obligations they’ve made. Damned unions.
Sounds like yet another argument for higher taxes.
But the government will do health care so much better....
And these are the people we want in charge of our healthcare?
Meanwhile, Federal Express is performing solidly in the black and paying dividends. But, to be fair, UPS has issued report where they predicat a cut in full year outlook due to a sagging economy.
With the advent in the internet (FaceBook, Pinterest and email), the demand for letters has dropped significantly. The only "letters" I ever get are bills, or post cards from car dealerships telling me how I need to ditch my dependable car, and incur a tremendous amount of debt and buy a new car.
For national security, we need a Post Office - however the Post Office needs to change their business model. For the past 10 years, letters have ceased to be their primary product - so scale accordingly. Increase the cost of a letter to $1, and focus on packages like the competition is doing. It's simply not practical to process, sort and hand deliver a letter for less than $1.
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE LOST $5.2 BILLION IN THIRD QUARTER
POSTAL SERVICE LOSS Q3 COMPARES WITH $3.1 BILLION LOSS YEAR AGO
POSTAL SERVICE 3Q REVENUE FALLS TO $15.6 BILLION FROM $15.8B
so, the revenue has only gone down, zero point two ?
0.2 ? but the losses, have gone UP 2.1 BILLION,
in ONE YEAR?!?
Unfortunately, it would take a Constitutional Amendment to dismantle this now outdated and wasteful service. As usual, private companies provide a better service with no burden on tax-payers. So what else is new?