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    only one of US top employers is successful

    I find it interesting that the US Postal Service is the second largest civilian employer in the US, and it cannot sustain itself without government funding. In contrast, the largest civilian employer in the US is quite successful. Why does Wal-Mart succeed and the USPS not?
    With 596,000 workers, the Postal Service is the nation’s second-largest civilian employer after Wal-Mart.
    Stressed U.S. Postal Service Suspends $800 Million In Pension Payments

    Yea, yea..... I know; Wal-Mart is evil because it treats it's employees blah, blah-blah......

    The bottom line is that Wal-Mart is successful and the USPS is not. If the USPS were run the way Wal-Mart is run, could it be successful? Take away all of the costly, non-producing entities from the USPS; could it be successful? Of course it could.

    The USPS is not successful for the same reason so many other U.S. companies and most U.S. government services are not successful; too much money going out for the amount of money coming in.

    So, what does Wal-Mart do to keep the amount of money going out lower? Wal-Mart controls it's spending. What does the USPS do? Bend over America!
    The Postal Service is an independent agency of the U.S. government and essentially has received no direct taxpayer dollars since the early 1980s. However, its relationship with the federal government is complicated, and it must borrow from the Treasury, which does get tax money, to cover its shortfalls.
    WHAT!? The USPS doesn't receive our tax dollars directly....they receive our tax dollars indirectly, through another government laundering agency that costs us even more in taxes.

    The more government has a say in a business, the more screwed up that business is going to be.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    I know a retired postal worker and he told me the postal service is rife with mismanagement, overspending etc....

    When postal workers rise up thru the ranks and the postal service has nowhere to put them they just leave them in the same branch.

    You can upwards of 5-6 supervisors per counter person at a post office.

    5-6 people with nothing to do....... People that work has to be created for in order to give them something to do.

    TSA is the same way......Ive personally been a witness to that.

    Id rather see UPS or some other private entity take over the postal system.

    I dont even buy stamps at the post office anymore because I tired of going into the new state of the art post office they built here.....with a half mile long counter with a half dozen windows and never seeing more than one person on the counter at a time.....even on saturdays when the line is backed out the front doors.

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    The post office is a government jobs program. Nothing more than that. As we know, government programs are expensive.

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    The USPS is fixing to take over all e-mail. They will charge a nickle for each e-mail sent and a penny for each email recieved.

    There is a two fold purpose behind the madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    The USPS is fixing to take over all e-mail. They will charge a nickle for each e-mail sent and a penny for each email recieved.

    There is a two fold purpose behind the madness.
    You are joking...right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool-in-cayman View Post
    You are joking...right?
    That was a rumor that had been going around for years that was completely unsubstantiated. With O'Bummer being in charge, I guess we better check to see if he isn't going to make it a reality.
    Government is a disease...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    That was a rumor that had been going around for years that was completely unsubstantiated. With O'Bummer being in charge, I guess we better check to see if he isn't going to make it a reality.
    Yeah, it wouldn't surprise me if this was on the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool-in-cayman View Post
    You are joking...right?
    Looking at it logically,it's an untapped source of revenue. The GOP loves the word FEE, as it brings in money without raising taxes. We get lot's of FEES in Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flange View Post
    Nothing is perfect and Wal-Mart does not claim to be perfect. However, Wal-Mart has succeeded in being the largest private employer of Americans in the United States while maintaining a profit in order to continue growing.

    Think about that for a minute. Every day, more Americans go to work at Wal-Mart then for any other business in the U.S. So what kind of organization would want to prevent Wal-Mart from doing what it is doing that is so successful and provides more Americans jobs then any other private business?

    If government and other socialist organizations were really concerned about americans not having work, they would be wanting to change the USPS, not Wal-Mart. Good business practive is to change what does not work, not what does work.

    In order to just keep the USPS in business, the USPS wipes out the pensions of tens of thousands of only Americans who do not work under a socialist organization.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    What...me worry....USPS is doing just fine..........
    "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
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    I wonder what kind of deals they are offering large companies that offer items for home delivery. (amazon.com) It used to be I would make an order on Sunday morning and receive it Wednesday from UPS when using 3 day shipping. Now I make an order on Sunday (now the offer is 3-5 day service) and don't receive it till Saturday or once the following Monday..via USPS.

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    Christmas time, I ship via UPS. I know it will get their on time. I use the USPS to send my bills...............hey...the check is in the mail
    "Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
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