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    You're still thinking small and literal.  Think bigger.  If they go down, a lot of businesses connected to them go down.

    Hell, one business that'll suffer a lot from the loss of the post office is the fucking UPS and FedEx.  Did you know that they actually ship a lot of their stuff with the US mail?  True.

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    by Front Toward Enemy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:41:09 AM PST

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      we want to see the end of the USPS. And I agree that pre-funding pensions is an idiotic requirement.

      But I think looking at the end of Saturday delivery-- a logical cost-saving measure for a shrinking industry-- and reading into that "this is the end" is hyperbolic. And I think that quoting numbers like "8 million employees" does nothing to make people think you're being anything other than hyperbolic. If your goal is to wave your arms around and convince people on the fringe that the sky is falling, but all means, continue.

      If your goal is to actually do something to effect change: I'm pro-labor, pro-government, pro-union. I'm the sort of person who should be sympathetic to your message. And I'm finding your messaging hyperbolic and unconvincing. How do you think it will play to a larger audience that isn't left-leaning?

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      by dedmonds on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:46:25 AM PST

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