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U.S. Postal Service

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by seattlesue, Sep 5, 2011.

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  1. seattlesue

    seattlesue TS Member

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    GONE, another service,jobs and families destroyed by unions. LMOA ss
     
  2. Rick Barker

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    So will the government learn the lesson? It has an obligation to provide postal service as provided by the Constutuion. May have to contract it out.
     
  3. daddiooo

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    Rick,

    If they had contracted it out years ago to private enterprise the service would be improved by at least 50% and stamps would still be under .25.

    Government does NOTHING well. (except steal from the taxpayers)

    Dave
     
  4. GW22

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    Eventually the government contracts out everything that needs to be done cost effectively. Even the dimwit liberals (when the microphones are off) concede that free-market competition is the only way to minimize waste.

    -Gary
     
  5. mrskeet410

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    How much would Fed Ex charge to send a letter from a house in Point Barrow, AK to a house in Homerville, GA?

    Trick question. Fed Ex won't do it. Fed Ex only handles high volume, high profit pick-ups and deliveries. USPS serves all Americans.
     
  6. Big Heap

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    Between using email and Fax - why send a letter?
     
  7. Rick Barker

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    The carriage of mail over highways, air and water has been contacted out for some time, I was talking about the labor involved in sorting and delivering the mail, or perhaps contracting it out all together.
     
  8. ctreay

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    I have always thought that we the public have been subsidizing business's sending of catalogs,books and sale circulars for years. If something costs me a doller to mail it should be the same for everybody.

    ctreay
     
  9. Shoot-at-em

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    If you are talking about bulk rates, why shouldn't folks get a volume discount. Do you buy shells by the flat or single box??
     
  10. Big Heap

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    Where will we get our duck stamps. It's another of those plots by the anti-gunners and duck's right's groups.
     
  11. CharlieAMA

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    As usual, it's Bush's fault. Obama has a plan, and will fix it!!!!
     
  12. hmb

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    Beyond repair. HMB
     
  13. slowdp

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    Ctreay, it is called quantity discounting. If someone give me 2 hours of business a year he will get one price. On the other hand, I have a different price for the guy who gives me 50 or more hours of business a year. The guy going over 500 hours gets another price.

    Does anyone know how much volume at the USPS has gone down due to fax and the internet?
     
  14. slic lee

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    A lot of you fellas seem to be missing the facts of why USPO is loosing 5 billion a year. They have been cutting service and closing PO that arnt necessary but its the millions they seem to be spending on buying private homes, not inexpensive homes but very expensive homes all over the USA, some paid in cash others loans.
    If you want look it up its available.
    Second part thats very hard for them to give up is the amount of money they give from their budget to the DNC for reelection.
    Check it out, get sick to your stomach when you find out how many years its going on and while your at it check out the Board of Education, 50% goes to the DNC and more, its all out there.
     
  15. postmastertim

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    In 2008 the PO spent 73 million total on reloaction.

    Excessive, but they have since nipped that one in the bud.

    Trouble is mail is down 22% in four or five years.

    All the PMG wants is permission from Congress to do what he needs to do to remain solvent, whether it mean ending Saturday delivery, closing offices and mail processing facilities or laying off employees.

    No one wants tax payer dollars.
     
  16. postmastertim

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    The USPS donates no money.

    The Unions do. Just search the link for "postal".
     
  17. postmastertim

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    If you want to check who your neighbors have contributed to, just click.
     
  18. Leo

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    I think I understand the trouble. There were 12 pieces of mail in my box Saturday. TWO had full price stanps. ONE had a discounted stamp from a presort volume mailer. (volume discount, right?) the other 9 pieces were junk, bulk rate stuff. No business can subsidize three customers for every one paying customer.
     
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    The bulk mail customers paid something for the service. It was not full price but take the bulk mailers away and the USPO fails overnight. Junk mail and bills are all we get. Most of the bills even are online now. Without the junk mail there is no reason to run a route.

    There is something wrong about the teachers union and the USPO giving to the DNC.
     
  20. earlybird

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    Volume discounts are one thing, but subsidies are something else. The USPS bases its rates on a projection of X number pieces of first class mail. Given that number of pieces, they can afford to piggyback bulk (junk) mail profitably. Technology, as referred to here, has driven first class mail way below the projection, which has caused first class stamp prices to increase, those increases along with ever-growing technology further drives down first class mail volume, which...-you get the picture. As it stands today, insolvency is inevitable, and yes, the PMG has expressed willingness to make the required cuts. In the meantime, first class stamps subsidize all that crap you get and immediately toss. The USPS was never intended to be a distribution center for below-cost junk mail, and cannot go forward operating this way.
     
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