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Jeff Stahler

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 3 years ago

    Even mailmen are losing their jobs under Barry.

  2. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 3 years ago


    …because the Republicans made the USPS put up 75 years of pensions over the next 10 years, and they’re not allowed to competitively price their services.

  3. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 3 years ago

    The bill was passed in 2006. Who was the majority in Congress and who was president?

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    When the USPS says it wants to raise rates to cover costs, or to add new express delivery options, congress says “you can’t compete with the private sector!!” Then they turn around and say “how come you’re not competitive?” There’s no moral reason the USPS should have to show a profit. The Department of Defense never does, the Department of Homeland Security never does, the CIA never does. The postal service is guaranteed by the constitution. It should be adequately funded, or allowed to compete in a free market place. You can’t deny it both options.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    I think your kind of missing the point in the bigger picture. I had an econ professor who used to say, “it’s not the purpose of the government to generate profits, but they should try to operate as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.” In the case of the post office, if they just covered all their expenses, pensions and health care costs and remained in the black that would “fulfill” that mandate.

  6. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I agree with you on the (eventual) further reduction of mail delivery days. Very little important mail is sent by 1st class these days. Sooner or later everyone will be getting e-bills. Time sensitive stuff goes by Next Day, whether it’s USPS, UPS or FedEx.

    The USPS is legally required to deliver to addresses in the boondocks that the others won’t bother with because it’s unprofitable. Unless you want to sign off on laws requiring the private competitors to provide the same service, we need to make sure the Post Office stays afloat.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 3 years ago

    I worked for a boondocks air carrier with the mail plane contract for the USPS. Working the subsidy.
    The owner would buy a pallet of soda pop, 1100 pounds, and donate it to a village. He would mail it to them.
    HIs airline got to carry the mail and the subsidy paid 2x the normal freight price plus the purchase price of the soda pop.

    Win for the village, win for the owner, not so win for the taxpayer.

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    Same rules for FedEx, UPS and other common carriers? Or just USPS?

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 3 years ago


    Actually, no taxpayer money is spent on postal delivery, so your airline was taking postage money to deliver that soda.

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