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Postal Service reports massive $5 billion loss

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Its free in as much as you are not charged a discrete fee to receive your bills or your jury summons.

Its also why privatization will never work.

You are completely clueless.

Privatization of the mail service would absolutely work.

The person "sending" the letter, bill, etc would pay (just as they do now).

At a minimum, the service shoudl be cut to delivering 3 days a week and massive cuts in the workforce. Getting a gov't job with the postal Service is a major reward for someone. Most inefficient organization in the government.

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Its free in as much as you are not charged a discrete fee to receive your bills or your jury summons.

Its also why privatization will never work.

I'd be the first person to sign up for paperless. In fact they can keep the jury summons.

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This is so screwed up... and a symptom of exactly what's wrong with this country...

$5 billion... BILLION! That's ONE YEAR.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/15/news/economy/postal_service_loss/index.htm?hpt=hp_t3

What is the solution?

Yet UPS and Fedex(privatized) report gains every quarter. Perfect example of why the government shouldnt be managing business, PERIOD. I love watching those stupid USPS commercials knowing that I paid for them, fuging great!

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You are completely clueless.

Privatization of the mail service would absolutely work.

The person "sending" the letter, bill, etc would pay (just as they do now).

That assumes that the delivery service makes regular trips down every road. There is a reason you cant send a letter via UPS or FED Ex for less than 10 bucks. Because every residential delivery is essentially a special trip for the delivery vehicle.

Like it or not the logistics of running a for profit business would make serving every address in the country everyday a losing proposition. Just ask the USPS.

At a minimum, the service shoudl be cut to delivering 3 days a week and massive cuts in the workforce. Getting a gov't job with the postal Service is a major reward for someone. Most inefficient organization in the government.

Where have I heard that before?

3 day delivery. Mon, Wed, Fri.

Charge more, not less for bulk mail.

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Yet UPS and Fedex(privatized) report gains every quarter. Perfect example of why the government shouldnt be managing business, PERIOD. I love watching those stupid USPS commercials knowing that I paid for them, f**king great!

Neither UPS nor Fed Ex make a stop at EVERY residential address and most business addresses 6 days a week.

Apples and oranges...

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That assumes that the delivery service makes regular trips down every road. There is a reason you cant send a letter via UPS or FED Ex for less than 10 bucks. Because every residential delivery is essentially a special trip for the delivery vehicle.

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maybe if we got them to deliver pizzas as they delivered the mail.......thats the ticket

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maybe if we got them to deliver pizzas as they delivered the mail.......thats the ticket

Then we will really need govt backed healthcare

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That assumes that the delivery service makes regular trips down every road. There is a reason you cant send a letter via UPS or FED Ex for less than 10 bucks. Because every residential delivery is essentially a special trip for the delivery vehicle.

Like it or not the logistics of running a for profit business would make serving every address in the country everyday a losing proposition. Just ask the USPS.

Well that's certainly a massive problem that "WARGBARGL PRIVATIZE" in and of itself doesn't come close to resolving.

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The Postal Service could jack up their prices the same way a private company would have to.

The UPS model is totally inadequate for what the Postal Service does. If it were anywhere remotely possible they felt they could make any money by taking it over, I'm sure we would have heard some kind of proposal from them by now.

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