Post office reports record loss of $15.9 billion for year

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  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 4:12 p.m.

    Charge $5 dollars for mail delivery on every letter to rich people. It's only their fair share. Rich people? They're anyone who make more money than I do.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    The effect of having a country that doesn't run on a budget anymore since 2009. We will bail them out with money that we don't have for our great-great-grandchildren to pay the tab and our people end up on the dole of the government that gives us everything, even the pink slip.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 4:27 a.m.

    Sorry people, the post office can't stop daily delivery to homes, its against the law. How would date and time limited law suits and courts notices be delivered to the homes. Too many state and federal government agency's depend on the USPS reliability in delivering legal documents.

    Besides, losses are irrelevant to governemnt agency's, even the post office. Why is the post office the only establishmed legal government agency who files loss reports when 95 percent of the government is bankrupt? The rest of the government and country are $17 trillion dollars off the mark and we should worry about a measly $15.9 billion from the post office? I find they are doing an amazing job of restraint and accountability for the rest of the country to follow.

    If every federal agency like the White House, CIA, FBI, NSA, BTF, Welfare, Education, etc, could be as efficient our debt could be cut by 50% and we could get a permanent tax cut.

    Besides, our constitution says that government cannot make money from doing business so its all expected to operate with a prescribe budget and no 100 year debts.

  • ms Draper, UT
    Nov. 16, 2012 2:34 a.m.

    The USPS is always showing a negative because it fully funds its employees retirement each year, rather than paying same as they go as most other companies do. This should not be the case as the USPS pleads poverty to our government and wants them to bail them out and we should not do so. They should modify their requirement that they fully fund their retirement each year and handle it like other businessess do .

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 11:29 p.m.

    Nice business plan guys, maybe someone should catch a clue here and start downsizing this antique

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 11:09 p.m.

    The NEW IMPROVED VERSION will be making the $5,600,000,000 annual payment for future health benefits mandated by Congress?

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Nov. 15, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    I agree. Absolutely stop Saturday delivery.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 15, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    Dismantle the whole USPS and let a few other private companies come in to compete with FedEx and UPS, especially in the letter-type mail. I'm sure the change will not be welcome for a while, and then we will all get used to it. Hopefully it would be better than my experiences with the USPS: Line out the door, 2 people working. When asked why there couldn't be a couple more at the unattended windows, the answer was those people were on break. Also, watch one truck in my neighborhood literally drive from house to house, turning the ignition on and off at each stop. That is truly amazing to me!

  • runwasatch Ogden, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    Time to stop Monday and Saturday deliveries, park the unnecessary vehicles and put the carriers back on their feet, and stop the government subsidies.

    And while they're at it, dismantle AMTRACK completely.

  • NedGrimley Brigham City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 4:17 p.m.

    You'd think the Post Office was run by th government. Oh, wait. It is...

  • fish8 Vernal, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 3:21 p.m.

    They need to reduce residential mail deliver to 3 days a week. Business might need daily mail but home owners sure don't.