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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Post office needs to end home delivery and switch to P.O. boxes, except for package delivery.
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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    What?

    That such a waste of resources, seeing that anyone can get a free email account from multiple, different entities now.
    There are also multiple and different social networking sites, that are free to use.

    That would be a huge boondoggle.
    Think outside of the box.......This is completely different than what one thinks about a government program but........First off, the Post Office is another quasi government agency. It's not actually a government entity.

    Anyway........what if they created something like a Google site for the Post Office? Now we link all the government agencies from this site. I'd consider some sort of program that would allow this site to charge in the same way Google does to make a profit.

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Post office needs to end home delivery and switch to P.O. boxes, except for package delivery.
    How much would it cost to expand the Post Offices to this size for something that is going to continue to get smaller?

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Think outside of the box.......This is completely different than what one thinks about a government program but........First off, the Post Office is another quasi government agency. It's not actually a government entity.

    Anyway........what if they created something like a Google site for the Post Office? Now we link all the government agencies from this site. I'd consider some sort of program that would allow this site to charge in the same way Google does to make a profit.
    There are already multiple referral pages and indexes of government websites.
    Having government email accounts and a government social networking site is really, really dumb.

    Of all the Google services I use, I've yet to be charged by Google for any of them.
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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    How much would it cost to expand the Post Offices to this size for something that is going to continue to get smaller?
    It would likely save more money by creating a longer lasting service post, than by using more consumable resources like oil based fuels to deliver coupons.
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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    There are already multiple referral pages and indexes of government websites.
    Having government email accounts and a government social networking site is really, really dumb.

    Of all the Google services I use, I've yet to be charged by Google for any of them.
    Me either but they are profitable, no? There were search engines before Google, no?

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Me either but they are profitable, no? There were search engines before Google, no?
    Google makes use of the sale of ad space, among other things.
    It's a loss leader to get eyes looking at their web pages.

    Setting up a government site for this is dumb, there is no reason to do so.
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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Google makes use of the sale of ad space, among other things.
    It's a loss leader to get eyes looking at their web pages.

    Setting up a government site for this is dumb, there is no reason to do so.
    They are profitable, right?

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    What are you on about? The Post Office has never been free...
    Why don't you support freedom?

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    Re: Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

    suits against the USPS are defended by Justice Department attorneys which saves the Post office quite a bit but they have their own agency counsel who handle EEO administrative actions, arbitrations etc and those things are costing the USPS tons.

    here is another factor-cited from the OP's reference

    At the same time, decades of contractual promises made to unionized workers, including no-layoff clauses, are increasing the post office’s costs. Labor represents 80 percent of the agency’s expenses, compared with 53 percent at United Parcel Service and 32 percent at FedEx, its two biggest private competitors. Postal workers also receive more generous health benefits than most other federal employees.



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