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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    One size doesn't neccessarily fit all.
    Dont have to implement all of it. Pick and choose what works county by county. Or office by office. shrug.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    UPS is a private company and may refuse service and does not have to service everyone. Unless you replace it with another public utility that everyone has access to, you must keep it.
    Plus UPS could be bought out tomorrow and all it's assets cashed out.

    No one can make a business stay in business. Which is why the constitutionally mandated US Post Office is called a service.... .

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Plus UPS could be bought out tomorrow and all it's assets cashed out.

    No one can make a business stay in business. Which is why the constitutionally mandated US Post Office is called a service.... .
    Of course. I don't understand why some people continually demand that government behave like a business. It shouldn't. It should behave like a government. The USPS is not a business, it doesn't have to make money, it merely must be there and function.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't accept your conclusion. UPS trucks are all over the place. If they were allowed to compete with the post office, the post office would be out of business in six months. And I wouldn't be getting 95% junk mail at my house.
    Do you really think that UPS is going to pick up mail at your house, deliver it anywhere in the country in a couple days, 5 days a week, for 46 cents each?
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Of course. I don't understand why some people continually demand that government behave like a business. It shouldn't. It should behave like a government. The USPS is not a business, it doesn't have to make money, it merely must be there and function.
    And you will never hear the same standards being proposed for that other big service...the Military.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Do you really think that UPS is going to pick up mail at your house, deliver it anywhere in the country in a couple days, 5 days a week, for 46 cents each?
    It isn't doing that now!! Fiscal Year 2011 saw the post office default on its $11.1 billion pension obligations. Has had multi-billion-dollar losses for at least the past five years. In November 2012, they asked Congress for another $14 billion.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Do you really think that UPS is going to pick up mail at your house, deliver it anywhere in the country in a couple days, 5 days a week, for 46 cents each?
    They would have to if they wanted to win over USPS customers. In fact, they would need to top that in some way. Competition is good for consumers.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It isn't doing that now!! Fiscal Year 2011 saw the post office default on its $11.1 billion pension obligations. Has had multi-billion-dollar losses for at least the past five years. In November 2012, they asked Congress for another $14 billion.
    Because it was meant by the founders to be a SERVICE, which it was until the seventies, not that artificial construct called a private corporation. You can thank Nixon for it's current problems.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

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    It isn't doing that now!! Fiscal Year 2011 saw the post office default on its $11.1 billion pension obligations. Has had multi-billion-dollar losses for at least the past five years. In November 2012, they asked Congress for another $14 billion.
    Meh, it's not a business. It shouldn't try to be run like one. It's public utility. It should be run like that.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    Because it was meant by the founders to be a SERVICE, which it was until the lseventies, not that artificial construct called a private corporation. You can thank Nixon for it's current problems.
    Why? Did Nixon tell the post office what they could charge for bulk mail? Did he set the union in place that's causing funding problems? Did he set a limit on First Class postage? The Pony Express: private enterprise competing with the post office and winning the game.
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