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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 Ockham View Post
    The story is our US Post Office is loosing tons of money - the reasons are a bit complex but suffice to say they have been running in the red for quite some time and something has to give. A recent bill H.R. 4670, Secure Delivery for America Act of 2014 -- was approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently. This bill basically removes at home delivery and creates a centralized delivery mailbox (outdoors or indoors) where people will need to travel to pick up their daily mail, USPS packages, etc. The saving is estimated (yeah right - sorry but government identifying savings is like NASA stumbling on a "faster than the speed of light warp drive") to be $2 Billion per year.


    Like that plan? Hate that plan? or Don't care... choose one and don't forget to give a blurb reply about your answer.
    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 voted yes and I'm about 25 minutes from my PO. If people could specify another hub for their mail, like a private one, that would be better).
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If mail is stopped how would people receive their bills and pay them afterwards?
    Does it matter? Thats between them and whoever they owe.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    We receive 100% of our bills via e-mail and pay 100% of them online.
    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.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Does it matter? Thats between them and whoever they owe.
    You are right and they do it with a bill being delivered to their door and then sending a check through the mail.

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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.
    Print whatever you want.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Print whatever you want.
    Again presumptuous.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Again presumptuous.
    How so?

    Store anything you want on a flash drive and print it at the library if and when you want it.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    How so?

    Store anything you want on a flash drive and print it at the library if and when you want it.
    So you think a copy of a bill will hold any weight in a legal case?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    So you think a copy of a bill will hold any weight in a legal case?
    Yes, because the electronic copy will still exist if needed (unless you delete it). I have used a copy of a bill and a copy of my electronic bank statement in court. SUccessfully.

    Not only that, laws adapt to technology and culture. That's how digital signatures came into existence and ended up (after legal debate) ended up being acceptable legally.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If mail is stopped how would people receive their bills and pay them afterwards?
    Personally, I prefer to receive and pay bills online but there are drawbacks, such as when we recently had a prolonged power failure due to an ice storm and I recently had a computer go kaput. But there used to be lots of mail carrier strikes too, when they had a monopoly - not so much these days.

    And don't forget, at least here in Canada, a large number of companies who monthly invoice customers are now charging a monthly fee, usually a buck or two, to mail out a bill rather than deliver it electronically.

    Electronic billing and banking are a couple of the technology advancements that this old man accepts and welcomes, although I do enjoy saying hello to the cute young lady who walks the postal beat in my area every day.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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