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    So... USPS keeps losing money.

    Now... DNL and Fedex seem to make money, so the market can handle this.


    The problem with getting rid of USPS directly is that we depend on it for delivery of government documents and utilities use it to deliver bills.

    So.... what's the solution?
     
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    It's a public service.
     
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    That we can't afford and don't need.
     
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    Speak for yourself. I know my job needs the post office.

    So do millions and millions of Americans.



    Plus, it's in the Constitution.
     
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    USPS should be done away with, or, then stampe need to be $2.00 if that is what it truly costs to mail a letter.
     
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    99% of my mail goes right in the shredder. Therefore.. it can't be that necessary.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Why don't they sponsor a bicycle team in the Tour de France?

    That would give them good exposure on an international level and would likely draw in more business.
     
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    There are alternatives. Also, you're already paying for it behind the scenes through your taxdollars and through the increased cots on goods you buy passed on from corporate taxes and taxes on others' incomes- which pay for the subsidies. We've driven up the cost of everything in order to hide the cost at the checkout.


    And now we're facing a growing deficit and debt- to fucking China and Iran- that will destroy this nation in the long run.

    It's simply not sustainable.
     
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    plus bulk discounts..


    why are we subsidizing junk mail?
     

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