Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Freep a Poll! (Post office right to drop Saturday delivery?)
kgun9.com ^ | 2-6-13 | KGun9

Posted on 02/06/2013 6:38:54 PM PST by dynachrome

Question of the Day

Do you think the USPS is correct in dropping First-Class mail delivery on Saturday?

Yes

No

(Excerpt) Read more at kgun9.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: poll; psotoffice; saturdaydelivery
Too little, too late.
1 posted on 02/06/2013 6:39:00 PM PST by dynachrome
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; 45semi; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Poll is about 3/4 of the way down in the middle.

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. (multiple votes using multiple internetz devices are allowed!) And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

2 posted on 02/06/2013 6:41:40 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

“Pay More, Get Less, Lose Your Rights, Your House and Your Job.” The Obama administration in a nutshell.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 6:47:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome
They are $12 Billion in debt. A spokesman said by dropping Saturday they would save $2 Billion.

So if they drop the next five days they would break even.
Problem solved.

4 posted on 02/06/2013 6:48:44 PM PST by cruise_missile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

When one goes into a post office there is long lines, no one to help you or closed for lunch or whatever. So what does it matter when they are open?


5 posted on 02/06/2013 6:50:46 PM PST by Ramonne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

who cares?


6 posted on 02/06/2013 6:51:38 PM PST by albie (`)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

They should also drop deliveries on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Just privatize the mail.


7 posted on 02/06/2013 6:54:28 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cruise_missile

>> Problem solved.

I bet you’re a Consultant. Arntcha? :-)


8 posted on 02/06/2013 6:57:43 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

The better option would be to do away with the union and the antiquated work rules they demand.


9 posted on 02/06/2013 7:01:05 PM PST by O6ret
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

FReeEEeePED:

The whole sorry government-bungled institution should go down!! Shut it down!!

Is there ANY place more miserable than the post office? Long, long waits, surly clerks, overpriced services, little English at mine — always a miserable experience. Ditto the DMV.

Yes: 71%

No: 24%

Undecided: 5%


10 posted on 02/06/2013 7:03:49 PM PST by Bon of Babble (I have seen the future and I'm going back to bed!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Do you think the USPS is correct in dropping First-Class mail delivery on Saturday?
Yes: 71%
No: 24%
Undecided: 5%

I voted yes! The USPS needs to do this and take many other steps (close those unnecessary offices that politicians currently REQUIRE to be kept open) to avoid bankruptcy. They should be allowed to compete on an unsubsidized basis,

Flame away.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 7:04:51 PM PST by House Atreides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: beethovenfan

actually, the Post Office seems to be one of the few things that the US Govt does that actually is constitutional:

To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html


12 posted on 02/06/2013 7:05:10 PM PST by garyb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: O6ret

they are top heavy, bureaucratic. They have union sorters when they could use machines instead. They could raise the price of JUNK MAIL! They could charge us to NOT get junk mail. lol.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 7:05:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Why would “undecided” be a relevant choice in an opinion poll? If you don’t have an opinion, don’t respond.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 7:09:44 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

FReeped.

We should outsource it all to FedEx.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 7:27:35 PM PST by AZ .44 MAG (Repeal Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: shove_it

Because too many people couldn’t understand the previous option of “press 1 for English” in its place.


16 posted on 02/06/2013 7:36:13 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

They should suspend Wednesday delivery. That would result in 1 day off (Sunday)
2 days on (Monday/Tuesday)
1 day off (Wednesday)
3 days on (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Now we will experience 3 day outages several times a year (Friday and Monday holidays).

Also double the price of junk mail postage. IF the post office wasn’t delivering SPAM, they’d get the job done sooner. It may be “pre-sorted” but it still takes time to stuff it into every apartment mailbox.


17 posted on 02/06/2013 8:01:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

I went to the local PO late the other night to get some first class stamps at the kiosk for a once-a-year mailing - everything else we send out goes by email or efax. Instead of being able to buy and print at least 2 sheets - 40 stamps total - at a time, I could buy up to 5 stamps at a time and each was printed separately. Talk about a waste. So I bought five, only two printed and then there was a message on the screen that the machine was down for scheduled maintenance and to return during normal business hours. This is a regular occurrence at our local post office. Have used a kiosk in Houston at some of the larger post offices and rarely ever had a problem.

In theory, if they could ever get the kiosk concept up and running properly at various places throughout a city, they could totally do away with post offices. Same concept at ATM’s and my bank never seems to run out of cash to dispense.

IMO, in the meantime, all mail including advertising, should go at a first class rate. Grocery stores could post their weekly specials on-line and save a whole lot of paper that ends up in the trash.


18 posted on 02/06/2013 10:47:45 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Looked back at the results of some of the previous polls - looks like more libs respond than those with a conservative point of view.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 10:51:53 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

Cancelling Saturday Deliveries sounds good to me.

In the booming Obama Economy, everyone is away from home traveling to exotic destinations on the Weekend anyway.


20 posted on 02/06/2013 11:07:59 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome

The USPS could hire Holder’s people to read you your mail on their Obamaphones and this would create jobs.
I’m surprised they haven’t thought of this yet.


21 posted on 02/07/2013 1:29:45 AM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: garyb
actually, the Post Office seems to be one of the few things that the US Govt does that actually is constitutional

Yes, but they do it badly - probably in part because they lose focus by doing so many things that aren't constitutional.

22 posted on 02/07/2013 7:10:53 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: dynachrome; shove_it

There was no option to vote when I got there, but the results were displayed when I linked to the site.

Yes: 69%
No: 26%
Undecided - The “huh?” vote: 4%

I agree with you about the “undecided” vote, shove_it.


23 posted on 02/07/2013 8:23:06 AM PST by TheOldLady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson