Do We REALLY Need the US Postal Service

Do We REALLY Need the US Postal Service

With the decline in the Postal Service Usage, do we REALLY need them anymore, or, are they just a once powerful dinosaur than has been laid by the wayside?

Back in its heyday, the Postal Service was a powerhouse delivering billions of pieces of mail. Today, with the technological advances that have developed, and the new hard package delivery companies that have been springing up, the Postal system has taken a whopping decline to losing OVER 15 Billion dollars in revenue a year.

 Now, before you jump all over me and say, some people don’t OWN a computer, let me just say this…Libraries, book stores, and independent computer stores, THESE places HAVE the availability for those who may not OWN them.

Personally, (NO LETTERS NOW), I believe we should have a funeral and put this old, worn out, tired system where it belongs, in a coffin. Think about it, if he Postal Service was a privatized business losing over 15 Billion per year in revenue, it would close. Why hasn’t the Postal Service?

I’ll tell you why, Uncle Sam. The Government is afraid that if the Post Office closes, too much money will be lost by its jobless employees. They’re afraid that the economy could be put into a tailspin that would take years to recover. I say, that is total BS, relocate these people to private industry, pay them a decent wage, and let’s KEEP the economy flowing.

“FACT: The U.S. Postal Service is funded entirely by revenues from postage. According to the U.S. Postal Service, “The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.”

While this is TRUE, Guess who “oversees it”? You, the US Treasury…Where did you THINK the money to operate it is from? In 2015, for the first time, the Us Postal Service defaulted on its Treasury notes. Oooooooops!!!!!! Can YOU say the beginning of the end?

Close the damn dinosaur, Privatize it, put someone who actually KNOWS how to operate a business there as CEO and Run the HELL out of the new baby. I seem to be rambling now, but, you get my point…Taps blowing in the background…

Until Later…

 

References: http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/postal-reform-myths-vs-facts

 

 

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