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Old 10-06-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Big advertising pitch to business to use the USPS to get to customers.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:39 PM
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Environmentally friendly too!
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Why junk when it is cheaper to spam?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Perhaps a better plan would be to repeal the ridiculous and unnecessary laws that have ruined the post office's finances:

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The PAEA requires that the USPS transfer to the Treasury $5.5 billion per year for 10 years, ostensibly to fund future retiree health benefits for the next 75 years. This is the part of the PAEA that the postal unions are most concerned about, because it places an undue and even absurd burden on the USPS that is placed on no other government agency. In fact, it forces the USPS to provide for the retirement health benefits of people who aren't even born yet.
Read more: Daily Kos: How to #SaveUSPS? Remove the Fangs from Its Throat

I'm sure you'll be happy when you have to pay FedEx $9.75 to mail your Grandmother a birthday card.

BTW, Isn't the post office Constitutionally required? Where are all the screaming Constitutionalists now?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:43 PM
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Perhaps a better plan would be to repeal the ridiculous and unnecessary laws that have ruined the post office's finances:



Read more: Daily Kos: How to #SaveUSPS? Remove the Fangs from Its Throat

I'm sure you'll be happy when you have to pay FedEx $9.75 to mail your Grandmother a birthday card.

BTW, Isn't the post office Constitutionally required? Where are all the screaming Constitutionalists now?
Gosh do you think if the post office lost it's mail monopoly and fedex (along with others) was allowed to compete for our dollars to mail items it would still be $9.75?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Gosh do you think if the post office lost it's mail monopoly and fedex (along with others) was allowed to compete for our dollars to mail items it would still be $9.75?
Yes. Or close. It certainly wouldn't be what it is now. The only thing that FEDEX and UPS don't have access to is the actual mailbox. They are free to deliver anything to any address in the US. Hardly a monopoly.

Want to know how much my Business overnight service has gone up in the last couple of years?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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I worked for almost one year at USPS as automation clerk using the huge machines that sort all mail (up to 40,000 pieces per hour). Ahem, the supervisor told everyone it's not 'junkmail' but 'business bulk mail'. I hated the junk mail. It was heavier, thicker, or sometimes flimsy newsprint, often flew around in the pulleys and jammed the machine. Junkmail was good for working up a sweat. If a piece flew on the floor I stomped on it, hoping to leave a footprint. After 10 months I quit, found a job which paid $9 per hour less, but happy to keep my sanity.
What everybody should do is write more love letters. That should help. Write to your sweethearts, maybe even to your wives, to your bosses, to the local hookers, everyone!
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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I have no problem receiving junk mail especially if it going to save jobs. Its just more paper going into the recycling bin no big deal. USPS operate as a non-profit group I rather the money from the sale of stamps go back to the employees than to the CEO'S. If congress allow them to compete with the private companies ( selling bubble wrap, boxes and packing supplies) they'll be better off. Also let them expand their business through Google, Comcast and other internet and cable services to supply services for the rurul areas that currently dont have those services.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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I'm not a big fan of junkmail due to it's ecological impact.

If it weren't for my accounts receivable, and the ocasional bill payment, I'd never receive or send mail.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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How dare they!
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