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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    Oli, how do you fund your employees' pensions?
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    I like the customer service at my local UPS. I HATE dealing with the people at my local USPS. The delivery people have always been very nice. I sold some springs to someone in Guam (I live in San Diego) for $110 shipped. I went to UPS and they said the cheapest shipping option is $287. I shipped them for $19, including box and a roll of tape ($3) with USPS. I consider that a very good public service along with what Richard mentioned about mailing letters cross country for pocket change. But, I agree with Oli that as a private business they would have failed.

    I'm as frustrated with the DMV as most are. I pay AAA $100/yr for towing ins and they offer excellent DMV services.

    As far as health care goes, people are confused about what this bill means. This isn't government takeover of healthcare. The government has been setting the rates for reimbursement fees for a very long time. This new bill is only expanding coverage. Frankly I'm glad people will be forced to have some coverage. We have all been paying for healthcare for the uninsured already. If you never work a day in your life or work and have no ins, and break your arm, no hospital can refuse service. Who's paying for that?

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    you can not have a private business run USPS. This is a public service - private company can't run public service.

    what if you live at boonies...
    the new private USPS would charge $100 per letter.
    same thing applies to water, electricity, etc....

    no private company is gonna build say electrical line for WSIR if this was 50 years ago. WSIR was in the middle of nowhere 50 years ago. no one would move into its vicinity as they wouldn't be able to afford electricity or postal service or phone service (used to be public service).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    what if you live at boonies...
    the new private USPS would charge $100 per letter.
    same thing applies to water, electricity, etc....
    IMO, this is how capitalism works. A new business would form that would provide letter delivery for cheaper than $100.

    As it is now, the USPS is a private company with public rules. Doesn't really work on any level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    As it is now, the USPS is a private company with public rules. Doesn't really work on any level.
    It works if you would rather spend 46 cents to mail something, than $20.00+ for Fed Ex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    It works if you would rather spend 46 cents to mail something, than $20.00+ for Fed Ex.
    Apples to apples it is not $0.46 to $20.

    Besides, who do you think pays for the $25m/day that the USPS loses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Besides, who do you think pays for the $25m/day that the USPS loses?
    Oli pays for that.....The 1%
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Apples to apples it is not $0.46 to $20.
    Are you trying to win an argument with a lawyer....errr The Lawyer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    Are you trying to win an argument with a lawyer....errr The Lawyer
    As my better half is an attorney, I get good practice daily. Although I rarely win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    you can not have a private business run USPS. This is a public service - private company can't run public service.

    what if you live at boonies...
    the new private USPS would charge $100 per letter.
    same thing applies to water, electricity, etc....

    no private company is gonna build say electrical line for WSIR if this was 50 years ago. WSIR was in the middle of nowhere 50 years ago. no one would move into its vicinity as they wouldn't be able to afford electricity or postal service or phone service (used to be public service).
    I think it would be interesting to see what bids would come in if an RFP was put out to deliver 1st Class and bulk mail nationally to all the places the USPS delivers now. I am sure there would be at least two bidders on the contract and I guarantee the service and financial results would be better than our USPS. If the company sucks at providing the service then cancel the contract and give the deal to another provider. An even better idea would be to sell the rights to run the USPS franchise for 10 years at a time with the profits split between shareholders and taxpayers.

    There are many possible ideas and almost all of them would be better than our current system.
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