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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    Wrong! This is what happens when the corporations have a stranglehold on the government.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    @rvernon

    Thank you. I am usually the one who points out it is CONgress’ fault for most of the USPS problems.

  3. retpost

    retpost said, about 1 year ago

    Reveron is correct: the problem started years ago when our great congress charged the postal service for the cost of living raises for their retirees, witch is now part of the cost you pay for a letter.

  4. Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab. GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    A letter from one side of Germany to the other costs 77 cents. A letter from one side of France to the other costs 85 cents. A letter from the far side of Germany to the far side of France costs twice as much. 1000 miles at best. Raise our rates to that level, and the USPS will help to decrease the national deficit.

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 1 year ago

    @Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    The USPS is wholly self-sufficient, and have no effect on the budget. The problem a. the Republicans made them fund 75 years worth of pensions over the next 10 years (which is making them seriously in the red) and b. the USPS cannot (because of federal regulations) have competitive postage rates. Look at what it costs to use UPS or FedEx to mail a simple document…it’s a hell of a lot more than 45 cents.
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    The USPS was running well-within budget until they had to salt away a crapload of pension fund money.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I mailed a compact disc to Mexico last week, the USPS charged eleven dollars which might have destroyed my profit margin on that deal.
    I bought a $3.50 plastic car part recently and was charged eleven dollars shipping by Fed Ex.

  7. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    I heard this on the radio last week so the numbers are not to the penny. Employee cost per hour.


    $32.?? USPS
    $28.?? UPS
    $17.?? FedEx

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    ^Salaries plus benefits: FedEx doesn’t provide benefits, except to the CEO.

    <br.BTW, letter to New Zealand USPS $0.78. It IS indeed Congress restricting USPS fees then demanding paying 70 years of “benefits” in advance. They should do this to FedEx.

  9. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 1 year ago

    I looked up some facts and then did a little calculating; It turns out that “on paper”, the USPS lost $15.9 billion last year, but $11 billion of it was not actually “lost”. It was the 75-year forward retirement financing that Congress forced upon them. Of course, that still is a loss of $4.9 billion in 2012.
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    That comes out to about $15 per US resident per year.
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    At $2.50 per letter or small package, FedEx and UPS would cost the typical US resident far more than $15 per year. Any company, utility or gov’t entity that mails bills would have to add a 6-times increase in postage to their overhead, so prices and taxes would go up. Any medical insurance company or HMO that send prescriptions by mail (as mine does) would have to add $2 or so to each shipment, which would cost me $24 per year.
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    It is fair to say that at some time in the future, there should be no more hard-copy communications from businesses, utilities and the gov’t. But that’s not where we are today. When that time comes, I’ll support a roll-back of USPS. But in the meantime, they save us more money than they cost us. And if adding another nickel to the cost of postage wipes out the $4.9 billion loss, so be it.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Let’s see how fast FedEx & UPS go out of business if we require them to delivery daily mail to every rural address in the U.S.

  11. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    This is more true than our government being overjealous..
    But, IMO, both parties can do a better job , but this requires a better people..

  12. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    IMO, the USPS does a good job….far better than Congress, IMO..
    eMail, Saturday land mail – both with too much junk mail – and this is the problem.
    Our USPS should charge the same for all mail !

  13. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @Ruff, release Dr. C and Ahab.

    Interesting…..Our USPS is even better than I thought….But, what I do not like is this ; The poor have to walk a mile or two for their mail, I walk 0.05 mile for mine and the rich practically have their mail delivered into their hands..
    We all pay the same..
    Is this right ?

  14. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    @josefw

    FedEx is being taken advantage of….where are the unions…???
    And, I see not one word on the CEOs compensation….

  15. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    The problem is CONgressional interference.

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