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Response to SoapBox (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:42 PM

14. Right, of course;

forget birthday cards! And, of course, its USPS that provides 'last mile' service FOR FedEx etc. Those private businesses recognize the expense of doing so.

No doubt volume of first class mail has decreased significantly due to cyber-stuff, but things can be done to lighten USPS' burden like enabling it to provide additional valuable services AND remove the pre-pay employees health and retirement accounts.

Also, read a DU post recently, rural mail delivery could be maintained while enabling removal of costly rural post offices; people want them to remain for what appears to be social reasons, but not a sufficient rationale, imo.

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