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  • texasred 2012/08/02 20:14:03
    No
    texasred
    +7
    This is so stupid. They know they need to stop Saturday delivery. They've known it for quite a while. But, even that's short term. Privatize it and get it over with.

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  • pamela 2012/09/03 23:29:59
    Yes
    pamela
    I kinda am. But it will still do no good. If our government has their way EVERYTHING will be on line and we won't need the use of the US Postal Service. More jobs cut back and done away with, all from this rabid Obama administration. I would rather not post the money going out to pay my bills on-line. It doesn't take much anymore these days to have people hack into peoples computer sites and bank institutions, in comparison to shredding all viable mail and memo's.
  • TruBluTopaz 2012/08/06 17:24:55
    Not sure
    TruBluTopaz
    I pay most bills online because frankly, we have a postal training area that serves us and we get other people's mail and they get ours on a regular basis. I don't know if it's because the carriers are overworked or just don't read. Most of the mail I do get is junk that goes straight in the trash. I could get by with mail only coming three times a week or better yet, having a post office box and just picking it up.
  • JP 2012/08/06 16:06:18
    No
    JP
    Sorry to steal from texasred, but this is only going to work if it is privatized and soon.
  • BlueMax372 JP 2012/08/23 17:28:04
    BlueMax372
    +1
    Nothing will be privatized so long as the Marxist Muzzie is still in the White House.
  • right-choice 2012/08/06 15:01:39
    No
    right-choice
    NO because I am not getting it now because of their stupidy.
  • Red Branch 2012/08/06 14:29:03
    No
    Red Branch
    Nope
  • addie 2012/08/06 05:52:05
    Yes
    addie
    I only get about 1/2 of it now!
  • brian8139 2012/08/06 04:21:54
    No
    brian8139
    they should cut back to 4 or 5 days of service... that would save a ton $$$
  • Incognito 2012/08/06 03:45:53
    No
    Incognito
    I guess "The check is in the mail .." excuse won't work anymore!
  • pamela Incognito 2012/09/03 23:34:04
    pamela
    That's for sure, actually the other day I received a debit card in the mail, from our local unemployment office. I called them and told them I didn't want it. I would rather have a check or have my payments direct deposited, so I went direct deposit. I wanted a better way to monitor my payments received, not a stupid debit card.
  • sbtbill 2012/08/06 02:52:42
    No
    sbtbill
    I'm worried congress will cut back service instead of removing the ridiculous idea that the post office has to fund 75 years of health care benefits in 5 years.
  • BlueMax372 2012/08/05 23:51:30
    No
    BlueMax372
    Who gives a flip?
  • Ozymandias 2012/08/05 21:01:22
  • JP Ozymandias 2012/08/06 16:10:37
    JP
    +1
    Or over promise pensions that are unsustainable. The government union has a monopoly on first class mail and still can't balance the books!

    Let's face this like adults, this country is about to have the piss taxed out of it thanks to a government that thinks that the 47 billion over ten years revenues from the Buffet Rule is gonna save us from a regime that spends 1.5 trillion a year more than they make. This is why big government always fails! http://rpc.senate.gov/public/...
  • Ozymandias JP 2012/08/06 17:34:49
  • JP Ozymandias 2012/08/06 18:40:14
    JP
    +1
    Obama was all for the Afghan war, he even campaigned on it. As far as his opposition to the Iraq war Saddam killed hundreds of thousands more than Muammar Gaddafi...he also didn't campaign on the oil war in Libya that he allowed NATO to push us into based on their strategic oil interests.

    How many times do we have to raise taxes and not see revenues increase before we give up on leftist talking points?
  • Ozymandias JP 2012/08/06 18:57:12
  • pamela Ozymandias 2012/09/03 23:47:37
    pamela
    Do you know just how stupid that sounds, Taxes are lower than they have been in 60 years. I don't think so, in fact I know they have been raised far more then decreased in size. And that's just part of the reason why the deficit is so high.
  • Ozymandias pamela 2012/09/04 06:36:40
  • pamela Ozymandias 2012/09/07 23:51:00
    pamela
    For your information, You don't know me, I do read and understand everything, it's in your liberal jacked up mind that feels the democrats/ progressives are better for the country. If you like socialism, so be it. But we all know socialism does not work. Taxes need to be lowered to work for us not against us. Lower the debt/ deficit and the USA will be much better off. Vote in Romney/ Ryan and Americans will be much better off.
  • Ozymandias pamela 2012/09/09 11:08:25
  • us 2012/08/05 20:06:12
    No
    us
    Best way to save the U.S. Postal Service, is have congress take a cut in pay, to help out.
  • brian8139 us 2012/08/06 04:25:15
    brian8139
    why stop there. why are they paid at all or give them the same pay as the military
  • us brian8139 2012/08/07 15:05:39
    us
    that not a bad idea.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/08/05 17:50:33
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    However, I will volunteer to deliver Sandra Bullock's mail to her personally no matter where she might be.
  • Tracie Richards~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/05 16:17:47
    Not sure
    Tracie Richards~PWCM~JLA
    From what I can see, the USPS is dying for a number of reasons. People paying bills online, or by phone with a credit card, have caused a huge drop in the number of first class pieces sent. Junk mail is usually sent using "standard" rates, and it takes about three pieces to equal one piece of first class. Second, labor costs. FedEx spends about 43% of their total budget on labor compared to a staggering 80% demanded by the USPS Unions. Third, Congress. The Postal Service is begging Congress to ease up on the prepayment requirement, return part of its overfunded pension obligations, and give it more flexibility to manage its business. But, surprise surprise, gridlock could doom its efforts. Separate bills have passed House and Senate committees that would try to help the Postal Service avoid bankruptcy. But the two pieces of legislation have significant differences. For instance, the House version would let the post office end Saturday deliveries immediately. The Senate version forces the Postal Service to wait two years and try alternative cost-saving measures first. It's unclear if the two chambers will reach a compromise.
  • 2sly 2012/08/05 09:27:37
    No
    2sly
    The most I get is junk mail. I pay all but my water and sewer bills on line so I don't realy need the USPS. They need to cut back to 4 days a week and trim thier overloaded union pension funds.
  • sbtbill 2sly 2012/08/06 02:54:47
    sbtbill
    Cutting back to 4 days a week would be really bad for business. It would put a lot of on line business out of work. We need good union jobs.
  • addie sbtbill 2012/08/06 05:57:26
    addie
    +1
    I buy everything online, but almost nothing through any company that uses the USPS.

    Online businesses just need to switch to Fed Ex or UPS.That's all.
  • JP sbtbill 2012/08/06 16:12:27
    JP
    Private sector unions, sure...but we are seeing the results of bloated government unions in almost every aspect of our lives! us debt clock
  • Soundstorm 2012/08/05 07:46:16
    No
    Soundstorm
    My creditors must be more worried about sending my bills.
  • PeterB 2012/08/05 03:46:48
    No
    PeterB
    +1
    How about cutting out home mail delivery completely except to shut-ins, the disabled, the elderly and the handicapped. Senders could of course have the extra cost option of home delivered, “Special Delivery,” or thy could choose from any number of commercial delivery services. Everyone else goes and picks up their mail once or twice a week at central pickup points, or at the Post Office directly where they can have either a Purchased PO Box, or have their mail delivered, "General Delivery.”
    I’ve been living in the house I’m in now for over ten years. I didn’t even have a mailbox until last year. Had a P.O. box, and was perfectly fine with picking up my mail a couple of times a week at the Post Office.
  • Denny 2012/08/05 03:17:02
    No
    Denny
    +1
    Hell no. All the mail I get is bills and junk.
  • NoBama Man 2012/08/05 02:29:30
    Yes
    NoBama Man
    +1
    Actually, the only thing I am worried about getting in the mail from the USPS....

    IS THE BILL....

    somebodies going to have to pay for this....and it won't be the unions who made the deals knowing full well they could never be fulfilled.
  • DJL 2012/08/05 01:07:11
    No
    DJL
    +1
    The Postal Service should have filed bankruptcy years ago instead of having the tax payers dump $billions into it.
  • sbtbill DJL 2012/08/06 02:55:32
    sbtbill
    The Postal Service is self supporting.
  • DJL sbtbill 2012/08/06 03:46:44 (edited)
    DJL
    +2
    BS. The Postal Service has hit it's $15 billion debt limit. That is money from the treasury that will never be paid back. $15 billion in taxes have gone to the Post Office. Is that what you call self supporting?
  • Rick4Ron - Paul☮2012 2012/08/05 00:26:48
    No
    Rick4Ron - Paul☮2012
    +2
    Not at all! It should be privatized. Delivery cost would be true market rate, rather than taxpayer subsidized. There was a time when guaranteed postal service, particularly in rural America was the argument against privatization. Communication has evolved. Charming and romantic as it is, it's purpose is debatable. No doubt, their are compensation and entitlement issues surrounding profits. A little competition would bring it in to reality. The USPS has served it's purpose. Our nation is insolvent. Downsize or perish.
  • kofp Rick4Ro... 2012/08/05 09:26:25
    kofp
    +2
    The USPS also has to stop price fixing to allow others to compete in the marketplace to help consumers. For example, I believe other entrepreneurs should have a right to charge less than 45 cents for a one ounce letter to U.S. destinations.
  • sbtbill kofp 2012/08/06 02:57:37
    sbtbill
    Who would do it the competition is charging about $7.50
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