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59. A suggestion that has calmed my nerves on this subject; pay it online....then there is no question.
Another way is to, if you have a checking account, pay it with Billpay, wherein the money is taken directly out of your account and the record is clear.
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  -Postal cuts to slow delivery of first-class mail v dipsydoodle  Dec-04-11 02:23 PM   #0 
  - But hey, we've got the private carriers to rescue us!  Systematic Chaos   Dec-04-11 02:26 PM   #1 
  - And so cheap too!  Fumesucker   Dec-04-11 02:27 PM   #2 
  - It is the way "they" want us to go.  russspeakeasy   Dec-04-11 06:02 PM   #22 
  - And, if you think they're cheap now, wait until you see how cheap they go after they do not  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 07:34 PM   #54 
     - +1 nt  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 11:23 PM   #118 
  - How many days did it take for this post to wind up on DU?  boppers   Dec-04-11 07:24 PM   #50 
  - Ugh  Bigredhunk   Dec-05-11 01:18 AM   #127 
  - It is far more Machiavellian than you suppose.  ooglymoogly   Dec-06-11 10:26 AM   #180 
  - Oddly. the private carriers were not forced, by Congress,  dotymed   Dec-05-11 06:38 AM   #136 
  - Seems like a big blow to  Newest Reality   Dec-04-11 02:29 PM   #3 
  - Just put all your credit card and bank account info online. No worries.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 07:36 PM   #55 
     - all that shit is ALREADY online  Skittles   Dec-04-11 09:59 PM   #101 
        - Actually, NOT in my case. thanks anyway.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 03:34 PM   #157 
           - BANKS aready have your data in electronic form  Skittles   Dec-05-11 08:27 PM   #174 
  - All so they can continue to OVERFUND the Federal retirement system to the tune of $50 Billion a year  Vincardog   Dec-04-11 02:40 PM   #4 
  - The real story is why the USPS is in so much debt  nuxvomica   Dec-04-11 02:41 PM   #5 
  - Leave it to the liberal biased Associated Press to leave out that little detail. nt  Xtraneous   Dec-04-11 02:54 PM   #7 
  - Well, there are more details.. Please see Reply 68.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 08:47 PM   #71 
  - Broadly speaking  dipsydoodle   Dec-04-11 03:08 PM   #8 
  - This is true  MadMaddie   Dec-04-11 06:55 PM   #29 
  - Broadly speaking the repugs fucked this up!  bahrbearian   Dec-04-11 06:57 PM   #33 
     - Rethugs have had some help. Please see Reply 68 and see the article  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 08:49 PM   #72 
  - And of course that 5.5 billion a year has been spent by The Treasury.  dixiegrrrrl   Dec-04-11 03:09 PM   #9 
  - CORRECT  Skittles   Dec-04-11 03:50 PM   #11 
  - Less junk mail?  customerserviceguy   Dec-04-11 04:43 PM   #15 
  - What a cavalier and ludicrous post....  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 06:55 PM   #30 
  - Exactly, and they mask it all in spin about a phony decline in revenue  bhikkhu   Dec-04-11 08:17 PM   #64 
  - Please see Reply 68 and the article at the link in that post. Thanks.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 08:53 PM   #75 
  - I'm with you. I love the post office!!! I love it when the mail carrier arrives.  robinlynne   Dec-04-11 10:48 PM   #109 
  - Here's news for you  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 06:06 AM   #132 
     - Maybe kids can deliver the mail and clean the toilets  ooglymoogly   Dec-05-11 11:50 AM   #144 
        - Yes, most of us would prefer that the post office stays the way it is  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 05:25 PM   #166 
           - Once again there are two sides to every story... one being for propaganda...  ooglymoogly   Dec-05-11 06:51 PM   #170 
              - Yes, eBay is popular, no doubt  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 10:50 PM   #177 
                 - Once again, information pulled from the hat.  ooglymoogly   Dec-06-11 09:58 AM   #179 
                    - Again, once more I will ask  customerserviceguy   Dec-06-11 06:09 PM   #182 
                       - You just are not getting it. USPS is in a catch 22  ooglymoogly   Dec-07-11 03:25 PM   #185 
                          - Ok, I can accept your contention  customerserviceguy   Dec-07-11 06:18 PM   #186 
  - Priority mail is way cheaper than ups or fedex for packages  Mojorabbit   Dec-04-11 06:57 PM   #34 
  - and that would be just like everybody else. nt  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 07:05 PM   #38 
  - Me, too! Also know the people at the PO -- and usually knew our carriers -- !!!  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 07:11 PM   #41 
  - It is  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 06:10 AM   #133 
     - It seems to me that places like ebay  Mojorabbit   Dec-05-11 12:11 PM   #147 
     - But most people in this country are package recipients,  AlbertCat   Dec-05-11 12:44 PM   #150 
        - If I said that more people buy groceries  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 05:19 PM   #165 
  - Rates are a matter for the Regulatory Commission. Please see Reply 68.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 08:51 PM   #73 
  - Yeah, yeah, you keep saying that  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 06:11 AM   #134 
  - LOLOL  Skittles   Dec-04-11 09:56 PM   #97 
  - If they need an example....How are those 1-3hundred dollar  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 11:16 PM   #117 
  - Perhaps they will some day  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 06:14 AM   #135 
  - I've been saying that all along. Triple the cost to the banks, who are getting yet another BREAK to  loudsue   Dec-05-11 09:41 AM   #139 
  - It's not just the banks  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 05:29 PM   #167 
  - Less junk mail?  AlbertCat   Dec-05-11 12:35 PM   #149 
     - How cost effective is it  customerserviceguy   Dec-05-11 05:33 PM   #168 
  - Well they will and they won't like it  MadMaddie   Dec-04-11 06:56 PM   #31 
  - The right takes everything the left has provided them from the founding fathers on, for granted.  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 07:11 PM   #42 
  - Remember when Obama compared universal health care to the Post Office, as though  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 08:59 PM   #76 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 09:56 PM   #98 
     - In fairness, that makes DU like every other board in the world.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 10:59 PM   #111 
        - it is very disappointing  Skittles   Dec-05-11 08:26 PM   #173 
  - It would mean the loss of one of my jobs  Marrah_G   Dec-05-11 12:31 AM   #126 
  - A big plus one!  Enthusiast   Dec-04-11 04:41 PM   #14 
  - I was in direct mail (junk mail) for three years a while back.  onehandle   Dec-04-11 04:54 PM   #16 
  - Privatizers/RW who want to destroy the PO don't want to give them options ... like really competing  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 07:15 PM   #45 
  - the usps has to.go to congress to raise rates  blondie58   Dec-04-11 08:07 PM   #61 
  - I believe the Postal Regulatory Commission makes that decision since the 2006 reforms,  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 08:46 PM   #69 
  - The Postal Regulatory Commission has been preventing rate increases.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:04 PM   #77 
  - If the postal service would just jack up the rate to, say 85 cents, all problems would be solved.  AlbertCat   Dec-05-11 12:48 PM   #151 
  - Yes, it is CONTRIVED. Why don't our Dems raise hell?  tblue   Dec-04-11 07:22 PM   #48 
  - I don't know why, but please see Reply 76. and then Reply 68.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:05 PM   #79 
  - Almost?  woo me with science   Dec-04-11 11:30 PM   #120 
  - Because they co-sponsored the legislation?  hack89   Dec-05-11 04:53 PM   #162 
  - Are you referring to the 2006 postal reform legislation? If so, you might be interested to know  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 08:40 PM   #68 
  - The whole "reform" wasn't bad  bhikkhu   Dec-04-11 09:18 PM   #82 
  - Please, First. exactly which parts of the 2006 "reforms" do you think were good for the survival  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:29 PM   #86 
  - How about you read the bill, and tell me what you think of each of the 3000+ provisions  bhikkhu   Dec-04-11 11:24 PM   #119 
     - hmm...  chervilant   Dec-05-11 10:18 AM   #141 
        - You're right, of course  bhikkhu   Dec-05-11 07:22 PM   #172 
  - Jeeeesus H Keeriste....One ot the oldest institutions in America  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 10:44 PM   #107 
     - Its not going bankrupt, its falling short on unfair pension funding obligations  bhikkhu   Dec-04-11 11:11 PM   #116 
        - It promised pensions that it cannot (yet) pay for.  boppers   Dec-05-11 02:24 AM   #131 
           - That is pure unadulterated bullshit  ooglymoogly   Dec-05-11 01:56 PM   #152 
              - No company I have worked for has had 70 years of pensioning promises.  boppers   Dec-06-11 06:19 AM   #178 
  - There is phony kindly gentler Democratic talk, coming around election time  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 10:27 PM   #105 
  - Yes, it was, they passed that under Gingrich, I think. To take effect now. A manufactured crisis.  freshwest   Dec-05-11 02:00 AM   #129 
  - No. Gingrich left Congress in 1999  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-05-11 11:51 AM   #145 
  - It was a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Henry Waxman.  hack89   Dec-05-11 09:28 PM   #176 
  - It was a bipartisan bill which which not one single Democrat in Congress opposed  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-05-11 11:49 AM   #143 
  - No. It was bipartisan legislation - Henry Waxman was a co-sponsor.  hack89   Dec-05-11 04:52 PM   #161 
  - No fear, our lobbyists, err...representatives will protect us  snappyturtle   Dec-04-11 02:42 PM   #6 
  - Looks like another step in the purposeful dismantling of USPS  suffragette   Dec-04-11 03:12 PM   #10 
  - This is only shown about  ashling   Dec-04-11 05:17 PM   #19 
     - Why do you think it is, that if you ask the man on the street...  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 07:51 PM   #57 
     - How far does the comfortable, familiar "blue team, red team" paradigm stretch?  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:12 PM   #80 
     - I doubt that would move them. Issa and his ilk want to break the union  suffragette   Dec-05-11 08:36 PM   #175 
  - A priority mail package from FL to OH arrived in 1 day  cmd   Dec-04-11 04:05 PM   #12 
  - the flat rate priority mail packages are an incredible deal and a great service  pitohui   Dec-04-11 05:35 PM   #21 
  - +1 --  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 07:24 PM   #49 
  - I retired a few years ago after 33 years of service. -  summerschild   Dec-04-11 04:07 PM   #13 
  - I'm curious about Patrick Donahoe  sketchy   Dec-04-11 04:59 PM   #17 
  - Patrick Donahoe was appointed by the USPS Board of Governors  summerschild   Dec-04-11 06:22 PM   #25 
     - Very interesting  sketchy   Dec-04-11 06:38 PM   #28 
     - 'Twould be interesting if you wrote an OP on this subject....  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 07:18 PM   #46 
  - Thanks for the information  MadMaddie   Dec-04-11 06:58 PM   #35 
  - welcome to du, summerschild!  blondie58   Dec-04-11 08:13 PM   #62 
  - Fellow Retiree  summerschild   Dec-04-11 09:46 PM   #91 
  - Dreams may not be only for Republicans anymore.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:16 PM   #81 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 09:58 PM   #100 
  - I'm thinking of the late fees that will be charged if I don't mail my credit card payment the same  no_hypocrisy   Dec-04-11 05:11 PM   #18 
  - no one pays credit card bills by mail anymore  pitohui   Dec-04-11 05:27 PM   #20 
  - No one pays any bills by mail anymore.  RebelOne   Dec-04-11 06:56 PM   #32 
  - No-one except people like me. n//t  Ed Suspicious   Dec-04-11 07:22 PM   #47 
  - So do I but the bank still has to mail checks to some vendors  ProfessionalLeftist   Dec-04-11 09:04 PM   #78 
  - See my post below.  Occulus   Dec-04-11 09:51 PM   #95 
  - We do not pay our bills online and never have.  Mojorabbit   Dec-04-11 07:02 PM   #36 
  - BAD ASSUMPTION: no one pays by mail anymore?,...  summerschild   Dec-04-11 07:03 PM   #37 
  - +1  sketchy   Dec-04-11 07:14 PM   #44 
  - Many people also do not own mailboxes. No reason for one.  boppers   Dec-04-11 07:30 PM   #52 
     - How do you get a package or legal documents on a cell phone?  Scruffy1   Dec-04-11 07:55 PM   #58 
        - With a lot of patience It's a little hard to balance them all on those little phones.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:40 PM   #88 
        - A package? Depends on the contents. Legal documents? No reason for paper.  boppers   Dec-04-11 10:50 PM   #110 
  - No one pays credit card bills by mail anymore? You need to  virgogal   Dec-04-11 07:32 PM   #53 
  - Not everyone by any stretch of the imagination.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:22 PM   #84 
  - Somehow I doubt the correctness of this assertion,  elleng   Dec-04-11 09:45 PM   #89 
  - "no one pays credit card bills by mail anymore"  Occulus   Dec-04-11 09:50 PM   #94 
  - I do. Just recently our local hospital had to warn its people who paid their bills online  tblue37   Dec-04-11 11:01 PM   #112 
  - Our local water department was charging people for late payments when they paid their bill  tblue37   Dec-04-11 11:09 PM   #115 
  - are you really that dim?  Skittles   Dec-06-11 07:16 PM   #183 
  - A suggestion that has calmed my nerves on this subject; pay it online....then there is no question.  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 07:56 PM   #59 
     - I would never put my bank account information online, but maybe that is just me.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:37 PM   #87 
  - Have we seen Obama or Dems out there telling the public the truth about this fiasco???  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 06:13 PM   #23 
  - +1 If he did do this the people would be up in arms  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 08:01 PM   #60 
  - Agree 1000% --- but corporate $$ buys a lot of Dem Party SILENCE -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 10:36 PM   #106 
  - Super Duper Ditto!  SoapBox   Dec-04-11 08:34 PM   #67 
  - What I have seen  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:46 PM   #90 
  - He doesn't want to embarrass Henry Waxman  hack89   Dec-05-11 04:55 PM   #163 
  - We're Number 1.. but we can't even get a letter delivered in the U.S....  lib2DaBone   Dec-04-11 06:20 PM   #24 
  - +1000% k/r  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 07:05 PM   #39 
  - At our Occupy Chapel Hill the Direct Action working group made this suggestion:  bertman   Dec-04-11 06:25 PM   #26 
  - LOL! Mass Business Reply Mailings!  alp227   Dec-04-11 09:26 PM   #85 
  - Thanks, Bertman. I hope this is a viable plan. I like it.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:48 PM   #92 
  - Ding, ding, dong...I think that is a wonderful idea....I can't see how  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 10:09 PM   #103 
  - I'll see your suggestion and raise it.  mac56   Dec-05-11 03:18 PM   #155 
     - Some of the folks suggested putting a wooden shim (like the kind you buy  bertman   Dec-05-11 06:40 PM   #169 
  - This is what republicons want..`  butterfly77   Dec-04-11 06:36 PM   #27 
  - I greatly doubt it is only Republicans.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:56 PM   #96 
  - Yet another reason  chervilant   Dec-04-11 07:05 PM   #40 
  - Look at the USPS Board of Governors for who to blame  sketchy   Dec-04-11 07:12 PM   #43 
  - Please See Reply 76. and then Reply 68. Thanks.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 10:05 PM   #102 
  - Tis a funny thing Dipsydoodle, how you so casually forgot or did not point  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 07:27 PM   #51 
  - What a clusterfuck  graywarrior   Dec-04-11 07:49 PM   #56 
  - shitwad republicans  certainot   Dec-04-11 08:15 PM   #63 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-04-11 08:25 PM   #65 
  - And that's just how the Republicans want it  Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin   Dec-04-11 08:34 PM   #66 
  - USPS Retirement funding  blaze   Dec-04-11 08:46 PM   #70 
  - Link - one of many -  summerschild   Dec-04-11 10:22 PM   #104 
  - can't imagine them being suicidal and slowing Netflix delivery  PatrynXX   Dec-04-11 08:52 PM   #74 
  - Our business takes orders online and ships via USPS.  plumbob   Dec-04-11 10:47 PM   #108 
  - A lot of small businesses are in the same boat.  girl gone mad   Dec-04-11 11:37 PM   #121 
  - The only reason you can imagine for USPS's still being around is Netflix?  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 11:02 PM   #113 
  - I HATE repulicans!  luv_mykatz   Dec-04-11 09:21 PM   #83 
  - I don't think it's only Republicans.  No Elephants   Dec-04-11 09:57 PM   #99 
     - You are right...Dino's are just as dangerous if not more so....  ooglymoogly   Dec-04-11 11:04 PM   #114 
  - I pray that THIS WILL RESULT IN WE THE PEOPLE  elleng   Dec-04-11 09:49 PM   #93 
  - I have a questions for the scholars among you  HeiressofBickworth   Dec-04-11 11:42 PM   #122 
  - My niece will lose her job.  Lugnut   Dec-05-11 12:17 AM   #123 
  - The plan is the destruction of the Postal Service.  Scruffy1   Dec-05-11 08:20 AM   #138 
     - Sure seems that way. See what the Democrats and Republicans can accomplish when they work together?  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 03:33 PM   #156 
  - I don't think that people realize the devastating effect this will have on the economy.  toddwv   Dec-05-11 12:26 AM   #124 
  - talk radio and the media have played their parts, too...  Blue_Tires   Dec-05-11 02:19 PM   #153 
  - Oh great, that just might be the final nail in the coffin of the small business I work for  Marrah_G   Dec-05-11 12:30 AM   #125 
  - Charge first class rates for the ad trash already!!  on point   Dec-05-11 01:30 AM   #128 
  - They PRC will not let them increase rates.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 09:48 AM   #140 
  - Ditto!  tilsammans   Dec-05-11 11:44 AM   #142 
  - Oh that's gotta tickle the hearts of many a republican.  gtar100   Dec-05-11 02:12 AM   #130 
  - Would you please explain to me how Repubicans are doing this on their own,  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 03:44 PM   #158 
     - First of all, it's not right of you to ask me to argue a point I did not make.  gtar100   Dec-05-11 07:19 PM   #171 
  - A major part of American infrastructure being privatized.  dotymed   Dec-05-11 07:18 AM   #137 
  - I just can't believe how stupid this whole thing is.  pam4water   Dec-05-11 12:06 PM   #146 
  - The Postal Service is for the"little people". They should be grateful that they even have one.  Crunchy Frog   Dec-05-11 12:13 PM   #148 
  - LOL. Damn Framers. Giving away things away to the hoi polloi in the Constitution.  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 03:47 PM   #159 
  - this is all union busting and payback  martigras   Dec-05-11 03:06 PM   #154 
  - That law could have been repealed any time between January 2009  No Elephants   Dec-05-11 03:52 PM   #160 
  - It was bi-partisan legislation - Henry Waxman was a co-sponsor.  hack89   Dec-05-11 04:56 PM   #164 
     - Think of all the late fees and interest payments the Big Banks  Liberalynn   Dec-06-11 10:28 AM   #181 
  - Vote by Mail  HeiressofBickworth   Dec-06-11 11:45 PM   #184 

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