Postal problems: USPS crisis of identity


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  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    Aug. 9, 2012 4:13 p.m.

    The central problem here is sort of like when Congress gives the military programs they don't want. The cost of the military skyrockets.

    The issue here is the USPS has asked to be able to close post offices and drop one day of mail service. Congress won't allow it.

    Hard to complain the Post Office is not run like a business when Congress keeps stopping them from running it like a business.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 9, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    Simple solution.

    Only deliver mail once a week.

    Make business use private mail options.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Aug. 9, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    Charge a LOT more for all that junk mail. My home mail box has more spam then my email. I have to throw away a small forest every month, none of which I requested and none of which I even open.
    That being said, the above posters are right about defunding things and then complaining they don't work right.
    The Utah Legislators try this every year with education.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Aug. 9, 2012 10:24 a.m.

    I am very curious as to why Congress isn't addressing these issues. I haven't heard any legislators even mention the problems at the USPS. Has the media taken up this issue ie. asked the legislators?
    Could it be a "hot potato" issue with the politicians ie. Republicans wanting USPS to fold so our mail delivery system is fully privatized?

    FedEx and UPS don't deliver packages to every locale in the U.S. In some areas they rely on USPS to deliver their packages.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Aug. 9, 2012 6:18 a.m.

    Congress and the Bush administration made a huge mess, another one.

  • freedomingood provo, Utah
    Aug. 9, 2012 5:55 a.m.

    Sure people send email now due to the internet. They also shop on ebay, amazon and all sorts of online retailers that will be SHIPPED to them. Packages are much more lucritive anyway and the post office was making a lot of money from it. Until congress stepped in.

    Congress is making the post office run with low headcount and forced retirement "bills" for employees that haven't been born yet so FEDEX, UPS and whomever else is stuffing thier dirty politician pockets can get more money from the internet shipping economy. Simple enough.