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  •  i don't know what the data will show (0+ / 0-)

    since there isn't anything provided.

    •  The internet is your friend, my friend (0+ / 0-)

      This is an article from Reuters that indicates that the operating budget deficit is $16 billion a year and "only" $6 billion of the deficit is due to the pre-funding of the retirement fund.  The remaining $10 billion is the main operating deficit.

      From the USPS own website it posts this survey:

      Appendix A - Initial public reaction
      Postal Service-sponsored opinion poll
      ■MTAC/Postal Service business customer survey — The Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) and the Postal Service launched a survey in August 2009 to solicit business customer comments about five-day delivery. Of the 4,100 responses, 65 percent favor going to five-day delivery, while 32 percent oppose it. Seventy-six percent of respondents were very or somewhat optimistic that their business will be able to adjust to five-day delivery.

      So the operating deficit can be closed to $8 billion a year and the public supports it.  Stopping Saturday service is a no brainer for those of us that don't look at it through political lenses.  But for those that do you  see progressives line up against it and conservatives for it.  And that's part of the problem with our country.

      The more interesting part of the debate is how to close the remaining $8 billion deficit.  I'm for cutting even more service days but it would be interesting to see how much of a postage rate hike would be needed to do it that way instead.

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 11:32:06 AM PST

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      •  i know how to search. (0+ / 0-)

        so that's it now? we put up a very dramatic title, ask where's the outrage and what? just enjoy our outrage or expect some substance in the diary.

        i mean  here's the entire essay without one link to back up the very dramatic claim of the title:

        In 2011, the Post Office was denied a one cent increase in the price of stamps. The very same day FedEx increased its prices and the next day UPS followed suit. What is going on here?  Where is the outrage?  
        okay... why is this an outrage? could give PO competitive advantage... but there's nothing here to tell me why it would have such a negative impact ... and it should, given the title of the piece.
        Again and again I see the attacks on the USPS from Republicans and they are winning!

        Where are the defenders of the constitution from Republicans?

        I cannot understand any of this.  Why are Americans not protesting this?

        I like my mail.  I use the post office.  I don't want to use FedEx or UPS.

        it isn't whether i agree or not (predisposed to agree but...) there's nothing here in this diary. sorry.

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