Our nation has not always lived up to its ideals, yet those ideals have never ceased to guide us. They expose our flaws, and lead us to mend them. We are the beneficiaries of the work of the generations before us and it is each generation's responsibility to continue that work. - Laura Bush
Except the USPS isn't funded by the US Government.
The USPS has not directly received taxpayer-dollars since the early 1980s with the exception of subsidies for costs associated with the disabled and overseas voters. Since the 2006 all-time peak mail volume, after which Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, (which mandated $5.5 billion per year to be paid into an account to fully prefund both employee retirement health and pension benefits, a requirement exceeding that of other government and private organizations ), revenue dropped sharply due to recession-influenced declining mail volume, prompting the postal service to look to other sources of revenue while cutting costs to reduce its budget deficit
I was a human pinata months ago here on DP for liking free internet service, people accused me of being entitled to something, and not wanting to pay for anything.
I wonder if those critical of me go for those BOGO deals? Or, if they just buy one, take one, and they leave the freebie?
You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.
Thats just the top ISP per state. Each state has several competitors.
Last edited by jonny5; 01-20-15 at 08:03 AM.