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Mail to be rationed first, then healthcare
The Voice of Reason ^ | March 5, 2010 | Texas Peartree

Posted on 03/05/2010 9:13:21 AM PST by Texas Peartree

Everyone knows that the quasi-governmental US Postal Service (USPS) is a model of efficiency. Unlike companies such as FedEx, which need to deliver six days a week, the USPS is so efficient that they will soon be able to accomplish their week's work in only five days per week! At least, that is the logical conclusion from their recent request to cut back delivery days, and close thousands of post office locations.

Sure, FedEx had gross profits last year of $25 billion, and profit margins of around 71%, but they also have been given certain monopolies, like the monopoly for delivering first-class letters. Oh wait. No, the USPS has that monopoly.

FedEx needs 140,000 employees to conduct their business, while the USPS is able to get by on only . . . 663,000 employees. Hmmm . . . that seems like a lot of people on lunch breaks.

Well, the point is that government is more efficient than the private sector, which is why the USPS has just proudly announced that they are on target to make a profit of $238 billion over the next decade. What? Oh, sorry I did not notice that number was in red. I meant to say that the USPS will lose $238 billion over the next decade. Are we sure they are not a car company?

Do not worry. I am sure that the government will do a much better job running something as simple as our healthcare system. They may lose letters and money now and again, but I am sure that when it comes to our health, they will deliver five, no six, no seven days a week.

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TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: postalservice

1 posted on 03/05/2010 9:13:21 AM PST by Texas Peartree
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To: Texas Peartree

If the post office would quit handing out hundreds of millions in bonuses, they might be able to balance their books.


2 posted on 03/05/2010 9:16:15 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Texas Peartree

As bad as things are, the USPS is actually consistently rated as one of the better run government enterprises.


3 posted on 03/05/2010 9:17:04 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Texas Peartree
I've pointed this out to people, and they invariably say, "But this just makes good sense! You don't need mail delivery every day! And the savings help the whole system!"

And this is precisely the point. Mandating that all medical treatment to your old grandmother be stopped just makes good sense. She had 75 good years, she doesn't need more than that. And bumping her off provides more room for others in the system.

Centralized healthcare leads to Death Panels. It's inevitable.

4 posted on 03/05/2010 9:18:35 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: Texas Peartree

Volumne has been down....but no one has been layed off and I’ll bet many are still collecting overtime because of THEIR volume. Our mailman shot the breeze at our office and had the nerve to tell us he collected overtime EVERY DAY!!!


5 posted on 03/05/2010 9:22:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Texas Peartree

Yeah, but it costs upward of $50 to have FedEx deliver a document (at least internationally). If the USPS were to start introducing similar rates for letters, they’d make a hell of a profit as well.


6 posted on 03/05/2010 10:52:12 AM PST by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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