Source: Yahoo News
quote: These are good jobs with good benefits that you don't pay for if you don't want to.
quote: Despite what people are telling you, Americans shouldn't have to work in THIS country for Chinese wages.
quote: The only thing that keeps UPS and Fed Ex prices anything close to reasonable is the fact that you have USPS to compete with them. If USPS disappears, see what it costs you to ship something.
quote: quote: The only thing that keeps UPS and Fed Ex prices anything close to reasonable is the fact that you have USPS to compete with them. If USPS disappears, see what it costs you to ship something. It will pretty much cost you the same price as now for packages. Maybe even better than the USPS since the USPS is currently running as a monopoly (budget level shipping). UPS, FedEx and DHL are all competing against each other for most of their business. The USPS has a stranglehold on plain old letters.
quote: Its not the job of the tax payer to keep people employed at good wages and benefits.
quote: The entire budget for USPS is paid for by revenue from stamps and other postal services. They don't need to make a profit, and as a matter of fact, they aren't supposed to.
quote: First-class mail is currently delivered to homes and businesses within one to three days in the continental U.S. Forty-two percent of first-class mail arrives the following day while 27 percent arrives in two days and 31 percent arrives in three days. Less than 1 percent arrives in four to five days.
quote: Oh wait, YOU rounded that "less than 1 percent" up when you shouldn't have.
quote: Are you serious?! Social Security is not a retirement plan
quote: ...then we can all die happy capitalists at the ripe old age of 30 from our cars spontaneously exploding when a shopping cart dings it ...
quote: I myself worked for the state of Ohio for 3 years.. I paid 100% of my
quote: Exactly what will happen in coming years to Social Security and federal pension systems.