Pst Office Managmnt Shld Be Open To Alterntives About Closin Pst Offics!

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  1. JimofPennsylvan
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    Post Office Management deserves high commendation for their seeking to close a high number of post offices to significantly reduce their extremely high budget deficit. However, they or if need be Washington should force them to first offer to these communities where their post office is slated to be closed the option to make a yearly monetary contribution to the Post Office for the financial operating losses of the individual Post Office in their community and if the local community makes the commitment the respective Post Office should be kept open. Remember, to many communities the local Post Office is an integral part of the heart of a community, it is a place where people make conact with one another and make and strengthen the bonds which make up a community. The local Post Office is a source of pride for a community as well as a asset to a community which aids home values and draws, albeit minorly, people to live in a local community; the Post Office management shouldn't rip this out of a community without making a great effort to avoid doing so!



    It is completely undestandable Post Office management seeking to close large number of individual post offices. The Post Office operating deficits are unsustainable, $8.5 billion in 2010. The whole industry has changed; with the advent and extensive use of the internet the need and use of the mail has dramatically fallen. First class mail traffic has fallen twenty percent from 2006 to 2010 and it is expected to fall even further over the next ten years per the Inspector General's Office to 150 billion pieces per year from 213 billion pieces in 2006. There should be no question to reasonable Americans that the Post Office management has to make profound changes. But for crying out loud, give local communities a chance to save this valuable asset of theirs. Local communities financially support local fire departments, local police departments, why not local post offices?
     
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    I wish they would do away with all of the different ways to charge postage and charge everybody $1.00 per letter regardless of what it was or who it was sent from. Just think, no more junk mail!
     
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    Elect Daniels as the next President and he can privitize the Post Office. I think priviatizing the postal service is the way to go. Sure we have private options now but the volume of mail in the mail delivery of letters has dropped considerably. Privitizing the service not only removes the cost but the pension demands on the government.
     
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    Yep just do away with bulk mailing discounts and things might be fine for the PO.
     
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    It's not a friggin' social club. It's there to take in mail to be sent, and to help distribute mail to an area or hold it for pickup. Join the Y, a health club, hang out at the library, barber shop, or a local watering hole, etc. for social activity.
     
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    and just who would then be in charge of delivering the mail?.....
     
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    Walmart of course!

    No, probably Fed Ex and several other companies. It can't just be one because then it would be a monopoly.
     
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    Fed Ex does not want too same with UPS ..... the biggest reason is you will now have the Postal Inspectors coming in and telling them that the Security of the mail has to be increased ...which will mean added expenses,like Catwalks in the ceilings of their Installations and Cameras Everywhere and the millions it will cost to buy the equipment needed to work Letters and Magazines.....and you will have those guys looking over your shoulders.....and if they decide the mail no longer needs security...well maybe you want ten different guys with the key to your mail box......i sure as hell dont.....
     

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