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The Post Offices Problem Isnt Trump

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The Post Office’s Problem Isn’t Trump - WSJ

(Two months into his new job, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is being keelhauled by Democrats for alleged sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service. Nearly 200 House Democrats signed a letter this week accusing him of acting to accelerate the crisis at the USPS. Apparently they missed the post offices news release last Friday, when it reported losing another $2.2 billion last quarter. Congress has only itself to blame for this mess.

That red ink is no fluke of circumstance. The post office is meant to be self-sufficient, but it hasnt broken even for years. Total losses since 2007 run to $78 billion, according to a May report by the Government Accountability Office, which said that the USPSs current business model is not financially sustainable. Its a Blockbuster service in a Netflix world.

Overall mail volume peaked in 2006, at 213 billion pieces. As of last year, it was down 33%. More than half of what remains is marketing mail.Maybe you noticed while searching for a birthday card amid the real-estate fliers. Over the same period, however, the number of delivery points served by the USPS increased by 9%, from 146 million to 160 million.

There are more addresses than ever, but less mail than at any time since 1985. Its similar on the retail side: Customer visits fell from 1.06 billion in 2010 to 812 million last year, down 23%. Yet total retail offices dropped 4%, to 34,613. The USPSs package-delivery business is growing, but it cant make up the difference.

A misalignment like this wouldnt last in private business, but the Postal Service answers to politicians. The USPS has a monopoly on letter service, plus exclusive access to your mailbox.)

Nuff said, not Trumps fault.
 

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Let us know when the F-35 breaks even. Or when the Gerald Ford pays for itself.

The postal service is a service, not a Fortune 500 business. It's not suppose to make a profit - it's supposed to be funded and deployed, like the military.

Meanwhile it's definitely the new head who's the problem: he's a corrupt profiteer whose job appears to be dismantling a vital service.

New Postal Service head is a top Trump donor. What does that mean for its future?

Amid political controversy, postmaster general'''s stock holdings come under renewed scrutiny - ABC News
 

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The Post Office’s Problem Isn’t Trump - WSJ

(Two months into his new job, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is being keelhauled by Democrats for alleged sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service. Nearly 200 House Democrats signed a letter this week accusing him of acting to accelerate the crisis at the USPS. Apparently they missed the post offices news release last Friday, when it reported losing another $2.2 billion last quarter. Congress has only itself to blame for this mess.

That red ink is no fluke of circumstance. The post office is meant to be self-sufficient, but it hasnt broken even for years. Total losses since 2007 run to $78 billion, according to a May report by the Government Accountability Office, which said that the USPSs current business model is not financially sustainable. Its a Blockbuster service in a Netflix world.

Overall mail volume peaked in 2006, at 213 billion pieces. As of last year, it was down 33%. More than half of what remains is marketing mail.Maybe you noticed while searching for a birthday card amid the real-estate fliers. Over the same period, however, the number of delivery points served by the USPS increased by 9%, from 146 million to 160 million.

There are more addresses than ever, but less mail than at any time since 1985. Its similar on the retail side: Customer visits fell from 1.06 billion in 2010 to 812 million last year, down 23%. Yet total retail offices dropped 4%, to 34,613. The USPSs package-delivery business is growing, but it cant make up the difference.

A misalignment like this wouldnt last in private business, but the Postal Service answers to politicians. The USPS has a monopoly on letter service, plus exclusive access to your mailbox.)

Nuff said, not Trumps fault.

What about that order to meet all pension commitments in a time period so short that they lose money as a result?
 

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The Post Office’s Problem Isn’t Trump - WSJ

(Two months into his new job, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is being keelhauled by Democrats for alleged sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service. Nearly 200 House Democrats signed a letter this week accusing him of acting to accelerate the crisis at the USPS. Apparently they missed the post offices news release last Friday, when it reported losing another $2.2 billion last quarter. Congress has only itself to blame for this mess.

That red ink is no fluke of circumstance. The post office is meant to be self-sufficient, but it hasnt broken even for years. Total losses since 2007 run to $78 billion, according to a May report by the Government Accountability Office, which said that the USPSs current business model is not financially sustainable. Its a Blockbuster service in a Netflix world.

Overall mail volume peaked in 2006, at 213 billion pieces. As of last year, it was down 33%. More than half of what remains is marketing mail.Maybe you noticed while searching for a birthday card amid the real-estate fliers. Over the same period, however, the number of delivery points served by the USPS increased by 9%, from 146 million to 160 million.

There are more addresses than ever, but less mail than at any time since 1985. Its similar on the retail side: Customer visits fell from 1.06 billion in 2010 to 812 million last year, down 23%. Yet total retail offices dropped 4%, to 34,613. The USPSs package-delivery business is growing, but it cant make up the difference.

A misalignment like this wouldnt last in private business, but the Postal Service answers to politicians. The USPS has a monopoly on letter service, plus exclusive access to your mailbox.)

Nuff said, not Trumps fault.

How much does military SERVICE make us each year? Oh right, it costs us billions if not trillions. We should do away with the military it's a huge money loser.
 

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... lmao, Republicans think a service literally in the constitution is supposed to be profitable.

What else is new.


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