Lawmakers preventing Postal Service from being responsiblePosted by Dan Barrett - February 16, 2010
Postmaster General Potter has proposed cutting Saturday from the USPS’s delivery schedule, which would save $3.5 billion in the coming year. The private sector would immediately cut the day and go back to the drawing board trying to figure out how to increase revenue and overall letter mail. Not government!
During the ongoing recession, letter volume has decreased significantly – $3.8 billion in FY 2009. Even though it has tried adapting (in a government entity-sense), it looks as though the USPS will go further into debt – projected to hit its $15 billion debt limit in 2011.
Even though the US Constitution grants the government “to establish Post Offices and post Roads,” it does not dictate the number of days required to complete such tasks. Perhaps the government finds it easier to stick with wasteful spending rather than adopting constructive change. In any case, pitting financial responsibility against ensuring that overseas citizens can vote is less like change we can believe in and more like First Class delivered tyranny.
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BT said on Feb 16 2010 at 6:23pm
Privatize it ... and watch Congress tax email.