Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 2 years ago

    Pretty low even for Payne. The twit probably hasn’t noticed that the typical first class letter will be delivered anywhere in the US within 2 days. Pretty good deal for $.45

  2. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 2 years ago

    @PlainBill

    Especially considering how much UPS or FedEx charges.

  3. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    As long as we expect the USPS to be self-sustaining, we’re going to continue the spiral of rising costs and reduced service.


    The Postal Service SHOULD be subsidized, like local (i.e. non-profitable) bus and train lines, since it still provides a necessary service for those who can’t afford other options.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    Agreed Fritzoid. I know of no other notable country in the world that demands its mail service perform ‘profitably.’ The idea is to supply a service for the general good of the populace, akin to roads and water management. We could sure use some years good governance, instead of the political or ‘free market’ sorts.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    Congressmen must be making big profits by killing the Post Office. What other organization has to fund 75 years of pensions in 10 years.

  6. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    I wonder what the response would be from Republicans (the people, not their elected leaders) if the post office shut down and they had to pay a few dollars to UPS or FedEx for every letter they sent.
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    It is no coincidence that UPS gave the GOP a lot of money back in 2006 (when they had both houses of Congress), and then the GOP Congress forced the post office to fund retirement in advance for the next 75 years.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    Guys if the Post office is losing billions it cost more then .45 cents to send a letter. We just pay for it out of our taxes. Also did you know that as a Licensed Private Corp. the Post Office is not under the normal budget? There is a second budget that handles issues like the Post. That is how bad it is, two sets of books all nice and legal.

  8. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    Jack, here are the facts: $11 billion of the $15.9 billion the US Post Office “lost on paper” was not actually lost. Congress made them pay it into their retirement fund 75 years in advance.
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    True, they still lost $4.9 billion, but lots of companies have lost money in this poor economy. The only reason the US Post Office seems to have been singled out is because Congress singled them out after huge campaign contributions by UPS.

  9. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, almost 2 years ago

    First-class postage stamps increased to 46 cents on January 27, 2013. I just bought some today and found out about it.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    @M Ster

    Ok what was the last year the post office made money or broke even?

  11. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Perhaps not…..
    ….but I and others who rely on the USPS will be crying. I will be crying for all the lost history that Stamps have shown me down through the years (I have a 100+ year old stamp that’s worth about $800 used ) as well as paying UPS for Netflix’s DVDs for more $ than the service is worth…. I like the way things are as I collect stamps and get better quality of picture by getting the DVDs via USPS (probably their biggest customer year-round) than via streaming.
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    An example of History:

    Rosa Parks (forever) stamp

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