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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by roadgravel
Saturday Delivery, I've never been opposed to seeing end. Honestly, I don't much WANT Saturday delivery anyway. Not much good comes in snail mail anymore. Friends use Email and packages use FedEx. Who wants a bill or other bad news surprise on a Saturday morning? It can hold till Monday. THAT seemed a logical cut, to me.
Dropping door service though? Okay... Why even have delivery in most places then? Why not just build BIG annexes to every town's post office with a little individual P.O. Box for every household, as some gated and closed communities do for it.
...I better shut up. I'll give someone ideas and that'll be the next proposal we hear about. :shk:
Originally posted by Kali74
No other agency or business on the planet is required to pay a retirement package 75 years into the future. They are required to pay 5.5 Billion dollars a year to the Dept. of Treasury which holds the money in trust for employees that haven't even been born yet. How can you possibly say that legislation isn't the direct cause of their financial problems. Mind you the USPS can currently pay all it's employees just fine, it can pay all it's operational costs just fine, what it's defaulting on is that 5.5 Billion it's supposed to pay per year.
I didn't know door to door was a big deal.
Based on data compiled from a Freedom of Information Act request, the top five contractors whose services were used by USPS in FY 2010 were:
Northrop Grumman, a $30 billion global defense and technology company, is USPS’s second largest supplier. It provides the agency with the equipment for the automated handling of large envelopes, catalogs and magazines. In 2007 it signed an $874.6 million contract with the USPS for 100 units of the so-called FSS automation hardware.
Kalitta Air is an FAR 121 Air Carrier and a leading provider of air cargo transportation, offering both scheduled and chartered transportation services worldwide. The company’s 22 Boeing 747 freighters have been used to transport cargo ranging from delicate medical equipment to heavy machinery to livestock to U.S. mail.
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by beezzer
It was fine the way it was, leave the trust to pay out future benefits and repeal that stupid act. It is...was a revenue neutral agency, that provided good jobs, honest work for decent pay, one of the largest employers of veterans by the way. Just leave it the hell alone. It doesn't need to go fully private and doesn't need to go fully dependent on the government.