@ Ultra BobElimination of Christmas cards would be a benefit?Is your real first name Ebeneezer?
Fed-Ex and USPS don't even deliver all their own mail/packages. In some
areas and circumstances they rely on the USPS to do it for them.
This change is long past due. Another problem that @Pagan mentioned is not the
"windfall" profits of its competitiors (UPS and FedEx), but the fact
that they charge the actual cost to move a package. Congress has outlawed this
option for the USPS and will not let them charge the full amount. The USPS is a
political football for both parties. The USPS comes out with a plan to close
underperforming post offices and politicians won't let them because of the
"central role" they play in a community. Can anyone really explain to
me the "central role" a post office plays in the community? Hogwash.
As I understand it, the private business mail operations charge about 10 times
as much for delivery of letters and packages as the USPS charges. If the competition of the USPS could be eliminated the windfall profits of the
private services would skyrocket and the “earnings” of millionaires
as well.Benefits to the public might be:Less junk mail,
elimination of Christmas cards, good excuse for not writing to mom or aunt
Dorothy, save many trees from paper makers, etc. etc. etc.
Watch for the same gross inefficiencies to show up in health care, as they have
in housing and every other private industry the government has tried to run.
The Republican Senate has passed over 400 Filibusters. The
Republican House gets paid $175,000 per person, per year, and has only
passed... 3% of any legislation. My confidence in
Congress is about...10%.