Postal Service mismanaged

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I think it is absurd that the U.S. Postal Service is at risk of becoming insolvent.

In the past two months, I have had a birthday card that never arrived; a gift from Amazon.com that just disappeared in the Augusta distribution center; and a package that, as of this writing, is now four days late getting to its intended destination (and possibly lost as well).

I guess it takes a special kind of government mismanagement to get paid for a service that wasn’t provided, and still be in the hole.

Jason Griffin

Augusta

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 01/07/12 - 01:14 am
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dont bank at bank of america

dont bank at bank of america or in the coming months you might be of the same opinion of the private sector mr griffin

smartasugarsugar
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smartasugarsugar 01/07/12 - 04:51 am
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say it again mr griffin, it

say it again mr griffin, it so obvious how bad the USPS is that, if you use eBay. soo many people don't ship USPS. insurance is a joke, I never got paid for a package that never arrived. i kinda miss the days when they were postal, sorry but the service was better then. but i'm ok with it, when they are in the unemployment line they'll have no one to thank but themselves.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 01/07/12 - 06:17 am
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The USPS is going broke? Do
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The USPS is going broke? Do tell. Wonder if its got anything to do with the fact that they charge the same to deliver a letter across country as they do for one across town? Does it cost them the same to do these two things? Mismanagement? That's putting it mildly.

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Techfan 01/07/12 - 06:50 am
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Personally, I've had no

Personally, I've had no difficulties with the USPS. There was a package that was late when I was in college ( in the 70's, but it also had to go through the college mail service). As to being in the hole, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006, required them to fully prefund benefits for 75 years in a 10 year period. If it weren't for this, the USPS would be showing a profit.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 01/07/12 - 09:07 am
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TECH, respectfully, they
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TECH, respectfully, they charge the same for delivering a letter in Hawaii as they do a letter in Martinez. You really think the USPS would be showing a profit? Operating costs are eating them alive, and nobody has the guts to say the king is naked and that postage needs to be paid on an individual basis, according to where its going. Business 101.

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copperhead 01/07/12 - 09:16 am
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EVERYTHING that is run by the

EVERYTHING that is run by the government loses money! NOTHING the government does operates in the black.

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proudgunowner 01/07/12 - 08:20 pm
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About two years ago the USPS
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About two years ago the USPS lost a car title that I had mailed to Illinois...Certified. After a huge hassle of getting a duplicate title from the state of Florida (this was a car from my father's estate), the original title showed up almost 9 weeks later. It had sat in their facility in Illinois because they said it had postage due! THEY were the ones who weighed it and put the postage sticker on it here! For a mere $.17 postage they cost me over $100 in fees to receive a duplicate title. The local post "master" was kind enough to refund the few bucks it cost me to send it, but said he could do nothing about my extra incurred costs. FedX and UPS get all my business now, plus I pay bills online so none of those get mailed. Between the total mismanagement of the service and the UNIONS, they've ruined what should be a good thing....Too bad that Federal laws prohibit a private company from competing with regular mail....they would have been gone years ago.

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OJP 01/08/12 - 01:38 pm
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Mr. Griffin, The USPS is only

Mr. Griffin,

The USPS is only insolvent because Congress is requiring it to fully fund its pension for the next 75 years.

Classic Republican b.s.: break something and then call for it to be privatized because it is broken.

OJP

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justthefacts 01/08/12 - 02:10 pm
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OJP, who controlled the

OJP, who controlled the Congress, who passed the Postal Act, in 2006?

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OJP 01/08/12 - 03:40 pm
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justthefacts: Republicans

justthefacts:

Republicans controlled both houses, and George W. Bush was the President.

OJP

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