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Response to mikekohr (Reply #62)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:50 PM

63. I think we are just going to have to agree

 

to disagree on our perspectives.

You believe that technology alone even prior to the Congressional mandated pre-funding of pensions is the main reason for USPS issues. You also believe that the current changes are based on both of these realities.

I do not because I do not view the USPS as a corporation. As it is not a 'business' but rather a part of the very fabric of America, it can not and should not be treated as a free-market entity in competition with the internet or private carrier services. Yes, it will have to change as it has always changed as new technology develops. I do not disagree with that. Yes, it will likely make cuts in labor in order to integrate new technology. That is inevitable. But, right now these changes are being done in reaction to as opposed to proactively in order to evolve with the times.

The right wing wants the USPS to drown in the tub just like they want Social Security and Medicare. And many Democrats are buying into this. Frankly, it sounds like you are as well. Until the post office is protected and is out from under the damned pre-funding mandate, they most certainly do not have a knowledge of their own 'reality'. If that is done, then yes, they can then address the technological changes and go from there.

You know the internet exists all over the world right? So why aren't we reading stories about the failure of other countries' postal systems due to advancing technology?

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