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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    You know, I think I was thinking to think about a differrent thread that I thought I was thinking in.

    I'm sorry. Go back to walmart
    HA-haaa....good one.....you.....thinking......ohhhh-hooooo,,,that's funny

    Any way, this thread is more about the USPS then it is about Wal-Mart. It should be considered a good thing that the largest employer of civilians in the country are not dependant on our tax dollars to survive. The issue is why the second largest employer fails so miserably.

    If an American has never sent one piece of mail and does not receive mail for any reason, that American is still paying hundreds of dollars to the USPS being taken right out of his or her paycheck. The USPS is just another Socialist organization used for political purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    HA-haaa....good one.....you.....thinking......ohhhh-hooooo,,,that's funny

    Any way, this thread is more about the USPS then it is about Wal-Mart. It should be considered a good thing that the largest employer of civilians in the country are not dependant on our tax dollars to survive. The issue is why the second largest employer fails so miserably.

    If an American has never sent one piece of mail and does not receive mail for any reason, that American is still paying hundreds of dollars to the USPS being taken right out of his or her paycheck. The USPS is just another Socialist organization used for political purposes.
    That line of reasoning would apply to the US Armed Forces also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    That line of reasoning would apply to the US Armed Forces also.
    Wrong again mancow. Our armed forces are not civilian jobs. We all benefit from our paying for our armed forces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Wrong again mancow. Our armed forces are not civilian jobs. We all benefit from our paying for our armed forces.
    So why do they call them civilian soldiers. A lot of the troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan are members of various State National Guards and they are civilians

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    Throughout the history of modern American politics... greedy polcats have lowered military spending... only to find themselves in the crosshairs of a banana-republic dictator... Then the same goof polcat gets voted out and a common sense polcat gets in and rebuilds the military (at a HUGE expense).

    Will we ever learn that some things just are the way they are... and NO amount of govt fiddling will ever change them?

    Seems to me the ones that make the most noise are the ones whose minds are not capable of learning what 'just is'... reminds me of a whiny child... Always wants something that is not good for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    So why do they call them civilian soldiers. A lot of the troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan are members of various State National Guards and they are civilians
    Now you are just being ridiculously argumentative....and annoying. You know darned well that while under a command of a military, all persons are considered military personnel. This falls back to; yes, all military personnel are civilians but not all civilians are military personnel.

    You just crossed my boor threshold.....step back a pace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Now you are just being ridiculously argumentative....and annoying. You know darned well that while under a command of a military, all persons are considered military personnel. This falls back to; yes, all military personnel are civilians but not all civilians are military personnel.

    You just crossed my boor threshold.....step back a pace.
    I have backed off, but if you paid attention you'd know I'm right. The US armed forces has always been a civilian force. No paid mercenaries like what a King would buy to fight foriegn wars.

    If you are boored, go cut grass or something constructive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Throughout the history of modern American politics... greedy polcats have lowered military spending... only to find themselves in the crosshairs of a banana-republic dictator... Then the same goof polcat gets voted out and a common sense polcat gets in and rebuilds the military (at a HUGE expense).

    Will we ever learn that some things just are the way they are... and NO amount of govt fiddling will ever change them?

    Seems to me the ones that make the most noise are the ones whose minds are not capable of learning what 'just is'... reminds me of a whiny child... Always wants something that is not good for them.
    I have no problem with a strong military. But any increases in spending should be done the correct way, by a percentage of GDP with annual increase due to the cost of living. There has been no COLA in 2 years, so the military budget should be stagnant at 2009 levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    I have no problem with a strong military. But any increases in spending should be done the correct way, by a percentage of GDP with annual increase due to the cost of living. There has been no COLA in 2 years, so the military budget should be stagnant at 2009 levels.
    Lessee now... What I am reading into your comment (please correct me if I am wrong), is a desire to run the budget by accounting principles rather than common sense.

    A little history of this idea: When the 'bean-counters' get a-hold of inventory control... they come up with this neat/cool formula for how much of an item to stock... ever see HomeDepot run out of something that sells in HUGE quantities? There is no way in GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) to track sales lost by lack of inventory.

    Then we could go on to endless auto manufacturer recalls for faulty parts the accounts bought because they were the cheapest... with no regard for quality. Some of those 'cheap' parts have caused accidents and some deaths...

    So yeah, lets let the accountants run the show...
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    Getting back on subject, I think it is pretty sad that the USPS is the number 2 employer in the USA. Remember back just a little while ago, they were going to shut some of the smaller Post Offices down? What ever happened to that? I pass through small towns and hamlets all the time. Every single one still has its Post Office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whec720 View Post
    Getting back on subject, I think it is pretty sad that the USPS is the number 2 employer in the USA. Remember back just a little while ago, they were going to shut some of the smaller Post Offices down? What ever happened to that? I pass through small towns and hamlets all the time. Every single one still has its Post Office.
    Simple: Political clout. Just like the teacher's union; every hamlet, township, town, city, county, and state has PO's (and teachers).

    Now as a congresscritter, are you gonna risk your career messing with one of the larger and more powerful unions?

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    They have closed post offices in areas where there are others to take up the slack. Ask anyone whose zip code has changed in the last few years.

    Unfortunately, this has caused an increase in fuel consumption by the USPS.
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    Looks to me like the USPS is going the way of the Pony Express.

    I wonder if Walmart, UPS, and/or FedX would be interested in buying a package freight company for say 30 cents on the dollar.
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