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Old 08-06-2020, 07:04 AM
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They still do the bulk of package delivery. And they are cheaper.

No private or government business funds a 75 year retirement system. Funds. Has the funds for people not yet born. It's ridiculous and only a rule because of congress critters in the pockets of private mail servers.
If the final leg package delivery is a loser, then USPS ought to raise rates. Of course Democrats don't want to cut into Bezos Amazon profits risking the wrath of his vanity newspaper the WaPo. Mean old President Trump pointed out taxpayers were subsidizing Amazon to the derision of Democrats.

USPS initially had to make higher contributions to its pension fund to make up for past underfunding. The higher contributions period ended in 2016. Keep in mind that private businesses are also required to fund employee pensions. The USPS uses a 40 year timeline to calculate pension liabilities not unusual for this calculation. The actual amount is calculated based on net present value, not absolute present $.

Of course Democrats always have the solution to any government or policy problem. Burden the taxpayer.

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While I don't usually find myself agreeing with Salty on many things nor do I enjoy defending government run entities, I will say that the US Postal Service does have a unique disadvantage in regards to their function. They are required to deliver mail on a daily basis, to every postal customer in the United States. FedEx, UPS nor any other carrier has this mandate. They rely on the Post Office to deliver to some of their more remote customers.

Now that being said, I believe that there needs to be a reform of the Postal requirements. If a person chooses to live in a remote area, only accessible by airplane or dog sled, they should pay a higher premium on postal rates. Nobody is forcing them to live where they do, it is matter of choice. And I am not referring to some remote Alaskan village where there are multiple residents. I referring to the guy that builds a cabin in the middle of nowhere but still expects his mail on a daily basis.
In that situation wouldn't the mail get dropped off at a county or nearest town post office and the recipient be expected to pick it up their mail at the post office ?
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