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  • Dan Troop

    “the postal service would get an $11 billion refund of overpayments made to a federal fund to pay down debt”

    Pay down what debt. If there actually were overpayments to the tune of $11 billion dollars would the debt already be paid off and moreover wouldn’t someone have noticed the overpayments long before they reach $11 billion.

    Sounds like a gimmick to me.  

    • Anonymous

      No the government just takes

  • Superuser23

    Dear Lawmakers of Washington: If I end up loosing my job because the company I work for has financial problems which could lead to job losses, offices closing, are you going to come up with a bill to save the company?  Thought so….

    • Anonymous

      How many people would that company effect  ??

      • Superuser23

        It shouldn’t matter if it is 10 or 100, 1,000 or more. The point I am making here is, businesses close, those same businesses have customers that depend on them for their services, however, the business becomes financially strapped for cash because they are not gaining enough customers, or they are not getting enough orders, etc. When it comes to a point they can no longer survive, they are going out of business, or they reduce their hours first in some cases to try to stay afloat, a lot like the USPS is attempting to do with Saturday delivery.
        So let’s say I sell a product people use, I don’t care if it is shampoo, or grass seeds, or cardboard boxes. Suddenly people are no longer buying my product because they found it cheaper elsewheres, my job is to now find a way to stay in business, may it include cutting spending, reducing my hours, or change my business model, maybe I should offer in store pick up for example.

        This is the USPS, it should be no different then anything else, they have multiple sorting facilities, they close some and it can impact delivery times. 
        Now let’s say that Netflix for example decides to close a few sorting facilities across the country and some regions are going to have to wait an extra day or two for their DVD int he mail, it is a service, people want it but is Congress going to draft a bill to keep Netflix open? No. So if the USPS wants to close some places like anybody else, let them, our tax dollars don’t fund them, why should lawmakers save them now?

        • Anonymous

          Close all of them an let up or fedex take over an they will decide were they will deliver mail to

  • Anonymous

    Do you know that the people at the top of the post office make more than the cabnet  people do  ?? they make 1 million dollars a year under the bill they would be cut back to the same rate of pay as the cabnet members make which is 199,00 an they would half to pay there own health  insurance an pay there own life insurance. Now out of that 11 billion refund some of that money will be used for buy outs of people that are near retirement age which is 100,000 people.  Any money that the post office makes after they pay all there bill they will be able to keep . Plus they will have other cost saving measures that they will do  an then an only then as a last resorts they will cut out saturday delivery an close post offices an sorting centers. Now this bill will go to the house an one more thing they will only have two post offices one on the house side an 1 on the senate side an not 5

  • Anonymous

    The biggest problem with the Postal Service is the mandate by the Federal Government for them to fully fund pensions for people they have yet to hire. There is no question that there needs to be a long hard look at where and how many offices there are and the actual need for 6 day a week delivery, but the pension funding needs to be corrected immediately. This is all nothing more than politics and bureaucracy at its finest.

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