Post Office failing - will so called Constitutionalists save it?

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    USPS posts $3.1 billion loss in Q3, warns of default - Yahoo! Finance
    why do I have a feeling that the teabaggers will be AGAINST doing anything to help the USPS balance its books? Despite the fact its an explicit enumerated power in Article I ?
     
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    You could say that the Post Office is the ideal example of what socialists think the federal government does best. Why is the USPO losing money? Can't the Obama administration answer the question? How on earth can the Tea Party help the Post Office balance it's books? By recommending that 1st class stamps cost $5.00?
     
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    What would this country look like without a USPS
     
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    The Post Office - about as efficient as the DMV

    Talk about fraud, waste and abuse

    Another government run failure.
     
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    Probably for the same reason lots of other businesses are losing money. Gee whiz, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

    Money. Perhaps you've heard of it?
     
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    LOL!!! That's hilarious. I can send a letter to anywhere in the entire U.S. for less than 50 cents. Aint much you can get for less than 50 cents nowadays.

    The USPS isn't designed to be as efficient as possible, BTW - its designed to provide mail service to every American. Many private businesses would consider the placement of one of their stores in bumfuck, alabama or nowhere oklahoma to be a waste - but these private businesses have no constitutional duty to fulfill like the USPS.
     
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    Note the language is that "congress shall have the power to establish post offices" not that there has to be a federal post office. That being said I see no reason not to have one, but it has to be slimmed down. We went from 2-3 deliveries a day to one a day, so going to postal service 2-3 times per week would seem like the right thing to do, and slim down the agency appropriately.
     
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    I agree with the part about decreased delivery days. Its better to reduce number of days of delivery than number of Americans served. Get rid of Saturday first I'd say, and combine that with an increase in rates.

    I disagree somewhat with your first part. While it would not be strictly "unconstitutional" for the Congress to dissolve the post office - I think its hard to argue that would be in keeping with the spirit of the document and the intent of its framers. If I'm not mistaken, the Constitution does not mandate the existence of a military, either, it merely gives Congress the authority to create, fund, and regulate one - yet its hard to argue the founders did not intend the U.S. to have some sort of military protection.
     
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    The only people getting mail these days are inbred white trash bigots, like you, delivered to their trailers. People pay all bills electronically now. Any packages that need to come in/go out are handled professionally by UPS or Fedex (Privately owned and operated). I don't see them "tanking" like the failed USPS.
     
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    Why don't they just raise their rates to cover the costs?

    What they really need is some competition. Right now it is illegal for anyone but the post office to deliver mail. Government interference at its best!
     

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