When was delivery not two days, when the USPS had to appear to compete with private industry?
The US Postal Service was never intended to be a private industry or compete on that level. It is to service the mail delivery to Americans.
Does anyone actually believe private industry will employee the same number of people and service the entire nation at a profit? It won't happen. If the USA Postal Service disappeared it would change the face of information delivery forever. Package delivery in some parts of the country would be non-existant and the rural routes would require trips to a Post Office Box in some private mail store. That means more cars on the road and more time taken out of the lives of Americans in order for them to continue to have a functioning household. And forget about the Seniors, they could not afford it nor have the ability to travel to a PO Box.
The circumstances of the USA Postal Service is hideous in the year 2011, but, we'll have to live with it until changes come to secure its future. Since when is two day delivery of mail 'snail mail.' Since when to career employees of the US Postal Service worried about job security? The mess the past administration has left this country is changing the face or our democracy and it si outrageous!
...It could also mean the loss of Ed Malok’s job. (click title to entry - thank you)
"There’s been a cloud hanging over us," he said from the Kilmer Processing and Distribution Center in Edison, where gray skies Monday mirrored the gloom of 600 workers. "The clouds are getting darker."
"Nobody’s telling us anything," added Malok, 55, of North Plainfield, who has worked at the center since 1984....
Does anyone see FedEx or UPS offering FOREVER RATES? This is ridiculous.