Comments on: Streamlining the Postal Service, when a merger fails and ‘Who lost Ukraine?’ http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/05/13/streamlining-the-postal-service-when-a-merger-fails-and-who-lost-ukraine/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/05/13/streamlining-the-postal-service-when-a-merger-fails-and-who-lost-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-562 Wed, 14 May 2014 21:35:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1604#comment-562 “One way to cut postal costs….. Have the Jehova’s witnesses deliver the mail.” -George Carlin

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/05/13/streamlining-the-postal-service-when-a-merger-fails-and-who-lost-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-561 Wed, 14 May 2014 14:20:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1604#comment-561 Stories we will never see by Greg Brill. Why? Because he and all the other supposed “journalist” won’t get off their duffs, stand up to the owners, and actually do some investigative reporting.

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By: taggert http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/05/13/streamlining-the-postal-service-when-a-merger-fails-and-who-lost-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-560 Wed, 14 May 2014 00:59:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1604#comment-560 Here’s a better one for you, Stevie boy…. go around to all the fortune 500 companies you can get access too, and ask them if they think funding full retirement benefits to cover the next 75 years, on a highly accelerated payment schedule is doable.

The most egregious lapse of business common sense that the 2004 congress heaped onto the USPS is the reason that they’re “loosing” money, and there is no business in this country who could, or would even ever consider, matching this requirement on the USPS.

Privatizing another sliver of society is not the answer, and unions are not the boogeyman… incredibly inept congressmen and women in 2004 were. All privatization does is transfer more taxpayer money into the hands of some corporations that can’t, and won’t, do the same job for less than it’s already being done for.

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By: Jim1648 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/05/13/streamlining-the-postal-service-when-a-merger-fails-and-who-lost-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-559 Tue, 13 May 2014 23:03:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1604#comment-559 I couldn’t care less what Cheney thinks about anything.

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By: holterltd http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/05/13/streamlining-the-postal-service-when-a-merger-fails-and-who-lost-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-558 Tue, 13 May 2014 18:46:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1604#comment-558 Who the hell cares what Dick Cheney would have done in the Ukraine? That evil bastards time has past.

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By: wintdkyo http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/05/13/streamlining-the-postal-service-when-a-merger-fails-and-who-lost-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-557 Tue, 13 May 2014 16:50:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1604#comment-557 “congressionally mandated payments into a future retiree health care fund”
That’s your problem with the Postal Service. Not the operating cost. Not the payment for current and retired worker’s benefits. Not the public demand for the usage of post office service (It actually went up?).

Best and effective way to shut the post office is to force them (by Congress, paid by UPS and FedEx) to pay for FUTURE retiree health care fund. Joke is, no other federal agency is required to do so.

But again, most entertainment news outlets will blame the lack of demand for mail for the current USPS financial woes.

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By: dd606 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2014/05/13/streamlining-the-postal-service-when-a-merger-fails-and-who-lost-ukraine/comment-page-1/#comment-556 Tue, 13 May 2014 16:34:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1604#comment-556 Privatization of the USPS (even to Amazon) would be a disaster. Americans want everything to be dirt cheap, then they can’t understand why service is terrible. Millions of items a year get to where they are supposed to go, simply because a human-being knows their job well enough to make corrections, when the system fails. Complaining about USPS has become a national past-time. The fact is, they’re one of the best… if not, the best service, out of all the shippers. I run a sales business. We ship thousands of packages. On the rare occasion something gets lost with USPS, the destination station for where it was going, can be contacted. I have actually had people at stations remember our package, and correct a situation. What do you get from FedEx or UPS in that situation? “I’m sorry sir, tracking shows this package was delivered”. No effort to find it… Claim denied.

Order anything from Amazon lately? Last thing I ordered was two cases of canned food, and then assorted CDs and other breakable items. They threw the 30 pounds of cans loose into a large box with all the other breakable items, with zero packing. Every can was dented, and many broken open. It leaked everywhere and I got a giant, soggy, smelly box full of broken items. Amazon’s new in house delivery service is operated by people making minimum wage, many of whom barely speak English. I’ve had them throw boxes up onto a porch one story up, because they’re too lazy to walk the stairs. This is how you’d like the American postal service to be run?

I think it’s funny that so many Americans want to turn the country into some sort of socialist utopia… But then when something actually costs money, they’re outraged. Running a country properly takes money. People need to get over it.

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