Great article at Nation of Change on the state of the mails. Needless to say, the big problem is the wreckers from the repugs placing unbelievable burdens on the system to get rid of bad ol' big gubmint.
It can't be said too many times. The USPS is an example of a well run government service. That of course is what drives the ideologues on the right crazy. Nation of Change has a good synoptic article on this up.
Rooted in the Constitution and older than the country itself, the U.S. Postal Service supports 7.5 million private-sector jobs in the mailing industry. The Postal Service is essential to the fast-growing Internet sales industry. And the USPS is navigating this struggling economy relatively well, even making an operating profit in the most recent quarter.In short, because the Republicans have placed unconscionable financial burdens on the system, burdens that no other agency, service or for that matter private company has to labor under. They want to destroy one of the symbols of good government.
Yes, making a profit. When you count how much money the Postal Service earned on postage, and subtract how much it spent delivering the mail and paying related bills, the Postal Service earned a $100 million profit in the last three months of 2012. And remember, the USPS uses no taxpayer money.
So why all this talk about the Postal Service losing money? And why is Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe planning to end Saturday mail delivery?
I don't get why there isn't a groundswell to get this situation changed, and the mails fixed. Maybe it's hard. But losing the USPS and the millions, yup, millions of jobs would be way harder.