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  •  Post office is not government, there is no (0+ / 0-)

    reason not to run it like a business. Yeah, they should be able to set stamp rates, offer extra services and this pension thing is crazy. But it is a business and should be run this way.

    •  Yeah, (1+ / 0-)
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      and look at what America looks like now "that it's being run as a business."

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      by agincour on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 03:18:59 AM PDT

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      •  What does this have to do with USPS? (0+ / 0-)

        Postal service in many countries (e.g. Germany, Seden etc.) is private and it works fine.

        •  Germany is about the same size as (0+ / 0-)

          Montana. Sweden? California. If you don't think that matters, try driving across those states and look at your gasoline bill. Then drive across our country and do the same.

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          by bryduck on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 09:52:08 AM PDT

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          •  Well, USPS managed to operate without subsidies (0+ / 0-)

            for years. So it is possible. Recent drop in mail volume and the pension issue created its deficits.

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