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  •  I Love the Post Office Too! (3+ / 0-)
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    Sychotic1, mdmslle, Wisper

    I thought I was the only one.  Everyone loves to sht on the post office, and that's crap.  50 cents to take something anywhere?  Best deal on earth. 99.9999% of the sht they send gets there.  Who has that kind of performance?  No one, that's who.

    When we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.

    by genethefiend on Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 08:33:00 AM PDT

    •  I think the issue with the POst Office (2+ / 0-)
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      mdmslle, kj in missouri

      is how its run.  UPS could deliver everything for 50 cents too if they didnt mind losing several billion dollars per quarter every quarter.  Or if they did could just subsidize those losses with tax payer money.

      The attack on the USPS is the same right-wing privatization anti-public service bullshit.  The USPS was meant to be the backbone of intra-national communication.  It is not, and never will be, profitable to do daily deliveries to every address of Urban, Suburban and Rural America at a price every citizen can afford.  This is a government service that is subsidized by stamp prices.  It is designed to lose money every day, every month, every year for the betterment of society.

      GOP hates this and wants to see it run as a profit unit.. which isn't even true.  They want to lament it as a money losing expense to justify privatizing it to government contractors.

      We need to remove the expectation that this should ever make money and appreciate it for the service it provide.

      (However, I will say those services should be seriously revisited in light of modern technology.  I do get a lil' irritated in paying billions of tax dollars to maintain an efficient and nationally-reaching junk mail delivery system.  Most things are electronic now and Americans reliance on paper correspondence still exists but in a very diminished capacity.  The USPS should adapt accordingly.)

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 12:29:57 PM PDT

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    •  amen. think about it. (0+ / 0-)

      every single house in this country, every apartment gets mail delivered TO THEIR DOOR every day except one day a week.

      that is amazing.

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