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An argument for why Obamacare will be such a smashing success if only Congress would get out of the way.
1 posted on 02/08/2013 1:22:39 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Congress? how about unions.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 1:25:36 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

“......That view gets reinforced from all kinds of sources – jaded journalists, editorial cartoonists given more to clichés than to cleverness, free-market economists, and others.............”

He forgot EXPERIENCE of the consumer I believe.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 1:26:20 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Gist: Eevil Congress forced the USPS to fund its unfunded liabilities. If only USPS could have followed the deficit spending model of the US Government, everything would be Okay.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 1:36:16 PM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Gist: Eevil Congress forced the USPS to fund its unfunded liabilities. If only USPS could have followed the deficit spending model of the US Government, everything would be Okay.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 1:36:31 PM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

First class mail volume is down 40%.

While congress and unions are big contributors, that decline would probably have happened even if stamps were 20 cents.

Technological change grinds on.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 1:40:51 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

BS. The decline in mail volume is forcing USPS to consolidate its operations is all. The shift of commercial mail from 3rd class to online media has been particularly damaging because that was traditionally one of the most profitable services.


7 posted on 02/08/2013 1:46:54 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Horse Puhtooties.

The unions have demanded keeping rural offices open and are completely against reducing the days of use or elimination of offices to pare operating expenses.

Further, the unions extort the taxpayer for their retirement package, of which, they pay little to nothing toward and will continue ue to receive lavish insurance throughout their retirement.

The post office is run life some idiot and anachronistic oligarchy whose sole premise is old age or rather, retirement patronage. Gratis from the taxpayer.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 1:52:01 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Sorry PO people...
When they knew they were in a deficit (when weren’t they?) they continued to spend millions to advertise entities like Lance Armstrong, sponsored a NASCAR car, advertised in prime time etc...
Everybody knows WHO the Post Office is, there really isn’t any need to advertise to drum up business...
If they feel the need to advertise, send EVERYONE A LETTER.
Oh, that is right, if they were to deliver a letter to everyone, many might end up being on Newman’s route.

While at it, I would ask why the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force find it necessary to advertise say during the Super Bowl.

Of course, the stock answer is “We have money set aside in OUR budget” for advertisements....
Maybe so, but YOUR budget is OUR money.

In my way of thinking, the dumber the ad the least likely I am to purchase the product. I wouldn’t buy an insurance policy from GEICO or Progressive because of their stupid advertisements.
And with MOST advertisements geared down to the 4-8 year old, if I haven’t already been buying the product I wouldn’t start now AND you may even ‘force’ me to your competitor if you stooped low enough.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 1:52:20 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

What I find just plain unbelievably stupid is the plan to stop Saturday mail. Wednesday is the logical way to go. Of course that would mean working weekends with split days off.
Why make a business decision based on ..... business?


12 posted on 02/08/2013 2:08:25 PM PST by pnut22
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

So another personal example of these USPS losers, I order a $400 item, delivered by the USPS, but rather than bring it up my driveway to me, there rubber-band it to my mailbox at the end of the driveway. Brilliant.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 2:45:29 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

Why, I think that reducing service, raising rates, begging taxpayer money and blaming everyone else is always a good way to get the public on your side.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 2:57:51 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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