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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    I just get stamps at the little grocery/deli on the corner. I give them my outgoing mail as well . I have heard people say that actually going to the post office is a nightmare. I've always worked where it was somebody else's job.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    What money eating monster? The USPS is the only governmental office that is 100% self-sufficient, it doesn't take a penny of tax-money, it pays completely for itself.

    Don't like it? Don't use it.
    It's not hard when you're granted monopoly privleges.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    It's not hard when you're granted monopoly privleges.
    What are you talking about?

    If you want to start a business delivering mail, no one will stop you. UPS and FedEx seem to be doing just that. If they want to expand and do daily mail, they could, but they don't want to, because the start up costs would be huge and they wouldn't be able to give their executives million dollar bonuses (something the Post Office doesn't do).

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    Lol, UPS is unionized and the workers make plenty.

    WikiAnswers - What is the average wage of UPS truck drivers

    Then what was TurtleDude bitching about?

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Then what was TurtleDude bitching about?
    Damned if I know.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    Damned if I know.
    The fact that he has to give some money back for his opportunities in life. It is typical of people who think they are the only reason they accomplished something in life.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The fact that he has to give some money back for his opportunities in life. It is typical of people who think they are the only reason they accomplished something in life.
    What does that have to do with him saying USPS workers make more than UPS?

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    What does that have to do with him saying USPS workers make more than UPS?
    Oh, I thought you meant his general complaint. The thing he gripes about over and over and over and ....

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    What are you talking about?

    If you want to start a business delivering mail, no one will stop you. UPS and FedEx seem to be doing just that. If they want to expand and do daily mail, they could, but they don't want to, because the start up costs would be huge and they wouldn't be able to give their executives million dollar bonuses (something the Post Office doesn't do).
    What are you talking about?

    Article I, section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution grants U.S. Congress the power to establish post offices and post roads. The Federal Government has interpreted this clause as granting a de facto Congressional monopoly over the delivery of mail. According to the government, no other system for delivering mail - public or private - can be established absent Congress's consent. Congress has delegated to the Postal Service the power to decide whether others may compete with it, and the Postal Service has carved out an exception to its monopoly for extremely urgent letters.
    United States Postal Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Try sending a first class letter with anyone besides USPS, and also try to get consent from congress in order to compete with USPS.

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    Re: Abolish the Postal Service

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    What are you talking about?



    United States Postal Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Try sending a first class letter with anyone besides USPS, and also try to get consent from congress in order to compete with USPS.
    Ask Lysander Spooner how well his private mail service turned out...

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