Educate yourself people!! Quit drinking all the Kool-Aid the media and Management hands you-- google "The Postal Accountablity and Enhancement Act of 2006." See what this law passed by Congress did to USPS. Talk about an overregulation by the government-- and the USPS is not even funded by government tax money!
January 3, 2012 at 11:56 p.m.
Hey Union Forever - that must be a sarcastic user name. If it is not, shame on you! You should be standing by and supporting your fellow middle class workers.
Superman-- educate yourself and read up on the "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006". The Post Office makes a profit -- it is this Law passed by Congress and the outrageous overpayment they are required to pay that is causing them to be in the red.
and GeorgeJeanie -- you REALLY need to educate yourself. Letter carriers work just as hard as UPS drivers any day. Many of them have a complete walking route. That means they walk 6 or 7 mile a day in ALL conditions (rain, snow, ice, heat and humidity) with a sack of mail. It is not a cushy job! My husband is a letter carrier. I can tell you that we do pay for healthcare and also contribute to a 401K type plan. Letter carriers do work till all the mail is delivered. The reason they are not out at night is because most start between 7-8am and UPS does not start until 9am!! Walk a mile in the shoes before you make a comment!
Save what is left of the Middle Class jobs!
Support and save the Postal Service!!!
January 3, 2012 at 11:49 p.m.
Too bad UPS and FEDEX will not deliver to every address in America. They give the packages of the addresses they "don't service" or just "aren't profitable to deliver to" to the Post Office to deliver. People, wake up! Do not allow an American icon to be destroyed! Long live the Post Office!!!
January 3, 2012 at 11:35 p.m.
People! It's time to wake up and take action! Your government and big business is systematically taking away all of the middle-class jobs in this country! Can you see them all floating away on that slow boat to China??? Educate yourselves on what the real problem is ---- The "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006" passed by the outgoing Republican Congress right before they left for their Christmas Break. This "Act" required USPS (who by the way does not receive any tax dollars to run it, but does have to live by govt. regulations and laws) to fund their retiree healthcare out 75 years! Do you know of any other privately-funded, or government-funded organization for that matter who has its retiree healthcare funded out 75 years in advance??? The kicker was it had to be funded out 75 years within a 10 year period. That's the real reason USPS is in trouble! Here's a fact: Postal Revenues EXCEEDED Costs by $611 million in the four fiscal years since 2007. Why are they in the red?? The HUGE overpayments mandated by Congress!! Congress caused this --- Congress needs to repeal the law! Clean up the mess Congress and quit trying to eliminate more middle-class jobs!!! Save and support the US Postal Service!!!!
January 3, 2012 at 11:27 p.m.
db,Can you tell me how many packages you have sent/recieved that WERE handled correctly? You said you recently received it, so I am assuming it was in the Christmas shipping season. FYI- Fed Ex and UPS have USPS do the "last mile" stops for some of their smaller packages and addresses that they just don't deliver to. Possibly it was one of these other companies that screwed it up for you!
January 3, 2012 at 11:14 p.m.
Let's yet again try to completely get rid of the middle class by cutting a job that pays a decent wage to blue collar Americans. Sounds to me like they could cut quite a bit of Management "fluff" and save a lot more money. Yet again, the yahoos in Washington are sitting on their hands doing nothing while the American people suffer. Funding a retirement system 75 years in advance-- does it really take anyone any amount of time to realize how stupid that is! Wake up people! The Americans' own stupidity and the Computer are going to cut every decent paying job out there -- I hope you like to say "Would you like fries with that?" or "Welcome to Wal-mart."
September 17, 2011 at 11:14 p.m.