<When this happens to a private company like Blockbuster they go away and the economy is healthier for it. When its a government monopoly it just wastes resources indefinitely and denies consumers better choices.>
You'd think that people who call themselves progressive would grasp that logic.
The Post Office needs to go under a huge restructuring if it is going to make it another 12 months if that. Couple of things that would help...
1) No Saturday delivery. Who wants to get a bill on Saturday anyway?
2) Consolidation. I know in my town there are three Post Offices within 15 minutes of each other. That's unnecessary. Keep the most convenient location.
3) Union contract renegotiation. 80 % of expenses for the USPS are LABOR. Are you serious? Unions have prevented the USPS from keeping up with changing market conditions. No surprise there. Unions hate progress.
"You'd think that people who call themselves progressive would grasp that logic. "
you would but then you talk to one for more than 5 minutes and you realize they arne't for progress and more than they are for liberty. They shouldn't be called progressives or liberals, they don't deserve either title.
i think statist works!
The Unions are killing off jobs and people like you are not willing to admit it.
Oh yeah those union workers making $20 an hour are the problem.
Not the CEO making 250x that much.
Yeah, because we all know that over 8M of the unemployed didn't lose their jobs under the Bush Admin.
It's Obama's fault. Sure it is old man.
Statist does work. The post office doesn't.
It should be shut down like so many other outdated and redundant government institutions.
<How about melding the post office with the DMV? Then they can take turns being a holes and actually have enough work to look busy?>
What a pleasant place that would be ;o) I went to a DMV in Scottsdale about 10 years ago. It was a modern facility with very nice people working there and no line. Slightly different from Manhattan, or even Palatine.
One of the best reasons to live in Arizona is you only have to get your licence once and only a second time when you turn 65.
<One of the best reasons to live in Arizona is you only have to get your licence once and only a second time when you turn 65. >
Yeah I always get a kick out of showing friends and family my license with an expiration date of 2047.