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Scott Stantis

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    What is it now? 47 cents or so? For a letter from Miami to Seattle. Try beating that. And for official communications paper is still relevant. Germany is trying to implement a public-key-infrastructure (PKI) that would enable secure and verifiable communication but the people are not biting, they prefer their forms and stuff being paper and signed with an actual signature, not a digital one. Knowing what I know about computers I can’t blame them…

  2. bob-lezeb

    bob-lezeb said, over 1 year ago

    History has shown that:

    1. When ‘something’ is parochial and/or local it can be addressed locally but not always.

    2. When ‘something’ is National or Inter-National there must be well defined National/Inter-National standards, rules and regulations else, in most cases, chaos reigns.

    3. It takes money to have the best facilities, the best employees, and if not the best, at least quality local, State, National, and inter-national postal services.

    Therefore, if we have only non-profit and/or for profit companies handling the mail and not a tax based National Service, then only the more wealthy citizens will be served while many Americans will find themselves unable to afford the private services. Therefore it is essential to have a tax supported and subsidized federal service, both for the common citizen and for small businesses.

    Remember, though it was once true that competition brought prices down, today nearly all National and International services are owned, operated, and prices set by the few. Also, even if there is apparent competition by separate, independent companies, they more often than not secretly conspire with there (alleged) competitors to set artificially high prices.

  3. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    @Urban Space Cowboy

    " didn’t have the utterly artificial requirement to pay employees’ retirement fees up front."

    Do does the military. 65% of the entire Navy budget is for salaries, benefits and future retirement of its employees.

    I never hear any complaints about that, just when the identical requirement is made to the USPS.

  4. zzazzenn

    zzazzenn said, over 1 year ago

    The existence of a Federal postal service is mandated by the US Constitution… And it is true, can you name any other service, where you can hand a letter in an envelope to a person on your doorstep (if you like) and have that letter delivered to the door of ANY OTHER address in the entire country for a mere 46 cents?

  5. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Thanks CONgress…

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