Another Capitulation on Postal “Reform”

    As we’ve noted in recent weeks, there is an effort to bail out the Postal Service with phony accounting measures.  Democrats are currently voting on amendments to  a bailout bill (S. 1789) that leaves taxpayers on the hook, without reforming the USPS with structural changes that the Postmaster General himself supports. This bill will offer a backhanded channel to grant the USPS $41 billion from | Read More »

    Another Capitulation on Postal “Reform”

    As we’ve noted in recent weeks, there is an effort to bail out the Postal Service with phony accounting measures.  Democrats are currently voting on amendments to  a bailout bill (S. 1789) that leaves taxpayers on the hook, without reforming the USPS with structural changes that the Postmaster General himself supports. This bill will offer a backhanded channel to grant the USPS $41 billion from | Read More »

    Giving the Post Office CPR

    The US Postal Service is in trouble, and we are facing a bailout that will make the auto makers’ bailout seem small by comparison. The post office lost $8.5 billion last year. This year they probably will only ( ! ) lose $8.3 billion. And they’re running out of money. It would be bad enough if it was Postal Service money and a bankruptcy would | Read More »

    Treason, states rights and patriotic post office unity

    Conservative fealty to the U.S. Constitution in the Age of ObamaDems’ Great Depression II and the Race for 2012 The occasion of America’s first great depression saw the exponential growth of a heretofore limited central government that was thought to have been a key ingredient of the 1789 Miracle at Philadelphia that had made our country exceptional. The post-WWII military retrenchment remained unrecognizably large by pre-Hoover | Read More »

    Closing Post Offices

    Anyone who has been to the post office recently and who has been forced to stand in line for some sort of product or service has most likely experience the maddeningly slow and inefficient customer service. As someone who has lived all over the U.S. (in big cities and small towns) I can tell you my experiences are not isolated incidents. While the staff behind the counter may be friendly enough, they simply are not in a hurry to to anything. After all why should they? They are union members being paid a government salary with some of the best healthcare and retirement benefits in public service. They get paid whether the line stretches out the door or whether there are no customers at all.

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    Ho, Ho, Hemorrhaging Cash !!

    Saturday morning, I found myself one of about thirty people in line at an Oklahoma City Post Office.  I had a large package in hand; a Christmas present for my out-of-state brother.  I shuffled slowly through the line until I was only about eighteen people back.  Anyone who has locked horns with the Post Office in December could probably guess what I saw next as | Read More »

    It’s Time To Do Away With the Post Office

    I see in the news that the USPS has run up another multi-billion dollar deficit.  Maybe it is time to re-think the necessity of this monstrosity. I have lived in Shenzhen, China for more than a year. There is no mail service here like there is in the U.S. China Post consists of a handful of  scattered offices and a few couriers on bicycles. There is no | Read More »