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Thread: Should door to door mail delivery end?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    No no no. It doesn't have to be subsidized. As long some kind of connection is "available", that good enough. I have my connection, so I have no empathy for others. As someone else said, let them eat cake.
    Right, because that worked out so well for Marie Antoinette.

    If people are going to be forced to have internet for communication, the government will have to subsidize, and not only that, they'll have to provide computers to those who can't afford them.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Right, because that worked out so well for Marie Antoinette.

    If people are going to be forced to have internet for communication, the government will have to subsidize, and not only that, they'll have to provide computers to those who can't afford them.
    Why should the government provide anything? The stuff is there. Save your own money and get it.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Satellite internet is extremely expensive. I am locked down with AT&T in my neighborhood and we looked into it, and not only is it extremely expensive, it limits your usage. Seems like it was a several hundred dollar start-up fee, plus a hundred a month for 6g, and the service itself was a lot slower than we were used to. We ended up staying with AT&T.
    No it's not, I had it for years, back in the day, and it was no more expensive than anything else. It's horrible for online gaming, but for general usage, it's just one more option. It's often offered by satellite companies and if you already have a dish on the roof, there very few start up costs.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    They should cut out Saturday delivery.
    They tried it in August 2013. Do you remember what happened?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    How does it save the govt (meaning taxpayers) money? I thought that the USP was completely supported by it's own income (stamps, sales, etc)?
    I think that debate is going on in this thread. Some call it self-sufficient. Some call it subsidized because it receives low interest or zero interest loans from the government. They are also exempt from taxes at all levels of government. They are also exempt from many government fees such as business licensing, parking tickets, traffic tickets, building permits and things like that.

    It isn't directly subsidized. I think we all agree on that.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Well that is great for you but it is presumptuous to think everybody in the country does the same thing.

    I want a hard copy of the bill and payment. I don't trust electronic files as they are easily lost.
    Cephus is right but I think his opinion is about 20 years too early. I think electronic payments and things like that will be more trustworthy in the future thus more widely accepted. Also some of the older citizens won't be around in 20 years.

    Many people don't have a computer in their home and probably never will. Rural delivery is still somewhat necessary at this particular time. People wouldn't die without it but it would make things more difficult for a lot of people. Going all online isn't a practical solution.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Print whatever you want.
    Mason66 doesn't have a printer. He probably doesn't even have a computer. Wait!! What the heck? He just has to have a computer.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Mason66 doesn't have a printer. He probably doesn't even have a computer. Wait!! What the heck? He just has to have a computer.
    I have a printer but why should I shoulder the expense of the toner or ink to print out what the billing company should?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by leoborn View Post
    Whatever happened to the idea of discontinuing service on Saturday. .
    Congress blocked it at the last minute. It was supposed to take place in August 2013.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I guarantee you that most Americans get far more junk mail then important mail these days.
    Why can't junk mail be considered junk mail and important mail? I got an oil change for $9.99 because of a post card that I received in the mail.

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