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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Last time they tried it was rejected and determined that raising the rates wouldn't change the fundamental problems that the post office has.
    If there problem is lack of revenue, why would not raising more revenue help solve the problem?
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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    LOL

    Yeah, just raise it to $100 a letter, and.......problem solved!!
    Is that what you are proposing? It seems ridiculous in the extreme to propose multiplying the current rate for first class postage by over 200 times.
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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Seems pretty simple. They didn't charge these companies enough to exploit a public service.
    Or.....they didn't monitor productivity as a private company would and suffered from ineffeciency, waste, and a bloated workforce.

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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If there problem is lack of revenue, why would not raising more revenue help solve the problem?
    Because they determiend it was not a lack of revenue.

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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If there problem is lack of revenue, why would not raising more revenue help solve the problem?

    It would be much like inflating a punctured tire. There all fixed!

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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Or.....they didn't monitor productivity as a private company would and suffered from ineffeciency, waste, and a bloated workforce.
    True. A private company wouldn't hacve allowed other companies to exploit the resources. They would have raised their prices for corporate use considering the lack of viable competition they faced.
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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Is that what you are proposing? It seems ridiculous in the extreme to propose multiplying the current rate for first class postage by over 200 times.
    It's seems more ridiculous that, again, your side's answer to everything is to just "raise rates". Higher prices mean less usage of the post office.

    Kind of like raising taxes.........oh crap, never mind.

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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    True. A private company wouldn't hacve allowed other companies to exploit the resources. They would have raised their prices for corporate use considering the lack of viable competition they faced.
    Or....they would have lowered prices to increase volume, cut back on staff, invented a better sorting method, and incentivized their employees with productivity bonus structures.

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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    ...especially since, unlike FedEx and UPS, the post office doesn't have to show a profit. Government agencies never do.

    That's the same reason insurance companies have no chance against a public healthcare option.
    UPS or FEDEX could not deliver letters to every address for 50 cents and make a profit. Privatizing the post office would lead to the $3.00 dollar stamp for letters. If thats what people want, its fine by me.
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    Re: Postal Service on path to be broke by October

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Like they haven't several times in recent years? Every time they do, the traffic in the mail room goes down.
    better that than losses.

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