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  • USPS and de facto bankruptcy
    Jeremiah
    Can anyone doubt that the UPPS is in a cycle of terminal decline, and that this is due almost entirely to the apron strings with which it is still attached to the political process? (rhetorical question) Though the 1970 Postal Reorganization Act, which transformed the old U.S. Post Office as of 7/1/1971 into the U.S. Postal Service as a wholly owned government corporation which supposedly would "be run like a business," the reality was that the pols never really relinquished their leash on the reinvented agency. If the USPS really could operate like a true profit/loss-based business, they would never be in the situation in which they find themselves now. Even with the dire situation facing it, the pols of BOTH parties still quail before public wrath - especially with an impending election - over proposals to reduce desirable but fiscally nonsustainable operations seen in the thousands of small money-losing post offices and retention of Saturday delivery. This is supposed to be leadership and dealing up front with tough problems? (rhetorical question no. 2) The only viable long term solution - which has the proverbial chance of a snowball in Hades - is to cut the said apron strings and indeed set the USPS free to operate as a responsible business entity. Ironically, the creation of a financially stable - albeit nuch smaller - USPS business-based organization, is opposed by the postal unions, which stand opposed to losing their privileged but nonsustainable current status, even though it would be to their members' long term benefit. The pols will no doubt seek to opt for yet another short term band aid-type fix after the election in classic "kick the can down the road" fashion (though the can is pretty battered and the road is increasingly full of potholes), as this dysfunctional approach seems to be encoded in the pols' DNA as a feckless way to avoid dealing with our ever-mounting inability to get our fiscal house in order.
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  • Post Office
    GetOffYour Butts
    The US Constitution____ listed under 'Powers of Congress' is REQUIRRED to establish a postal system___Yet it is the one and the only agency that Congress does NOT fund, and not one dime of taxpayer tax dollars goes to the post office. Instead of funding the post office as required by the Constitution____ Congress has decided to make the post office pay over $10 Billion dollars per year___every year___in advance___for FUTURE retirees Health Care costs. The post office is the ONLY agency required to pay for it's FUTURE retirees health care costs. The Agriculture Dept. gets over $80 billion of taxpayers dollars each year and they do not pay for their employees future health care costs in advance each year. The Military gets $720 Billion tax payers dollars each year and they do not pay in advance for their future health care costs____no agency pays for FUTURE retirees health care costs other than the post office and OPM has OVERCHARGED the post office well over $100 Billion dollars in total since 1970 for both future health care costs and future pension costs of their workers. In essence TAKING money from your post office to help balance the federal budget.
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  • Post Office
    GetOffYour Butts
    Postage rates are far, far, far, too low. No business can 'make' money when they charge too little for the services they provide. It costs 65 cents to mail a letter in Canada and it costs between 75 cesnt and one dollar to mail a letter in every European country. Our post office has the lowest postage prices "on the entire planet to mail a letter". Our post office only chharges one half as much as Federal Express and United Parcel Service does for Express package delivery service and for 2-3 day priority package service. NO compaany can only charge 1/2 the price their competitors charge for the same service, as the post office does and then still make money.
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