Skip to comments.Postal service may shut down for winter
Posted on 09/05/2011 3:54:28 PM PDT by KeyLargo
Postal service may shut down for winter
3:03 PM CDT, September 5, 2011
Without emergency funding the postal service may have to shut down for the winter.
The U.S Postal Service faces a $9 billion dollar deficit.
The New York Times reports the agency doesn't have enough money to pay its bills and a $5.5 billion dollar payment is due this month.
Possible cost cutting measures include eliminating Saturday delivery, closing up to 3700 post offices and laying off 120,000 workers.
A congressional hearing on the matter is set for Tuesday.
When you can’t pay your bills anymore, it might be an indication that you’ve been living a little too high on the hog.
“Possible cost cutting measures include eliminating Saturday delivery, closing up to 3700 post offices and laying off 120,000 workers.”
I’m sure this is the typical government agency scare story. It’s actually not that bad. 3,700 out of 31,000 post offices is just a little more than 1 out of 10. And we can live without Saturday delivery and hardly notice. I’m just surprised they didn’t come up with an angle that they would have to cut service to cute little kids. “Sorry. No more mail if you are a cute little kid! Ask your parents to raise their taxes.”
But if that’s the price of getting their revenue and income in balance—they should go for it.
No more manned space program, no saturday mail delivery, some schools going to 4 days a week, and government is spending more than ever! Anyone ever wonder if we’re getting screwed?
No scare, it’s just the internet adding another hide on its wall. Bookstores, record stores, the Post Office. The unintended consequences of technological progress.
Just quit the Saturday delivery and STFU. Nobody cares anyway.
Obama, Reid, McConnell, Pelosi and Boehner will bail them out. Mark my words.
Barry promised the “construction workers” (union thugs) today that he’ll put them back to work with more taxpayer dollars. He’s gonna print more money.
US Postal services are essential for the minorities, women, and other under-represented segments of the population. Any effort to shut down the postal service will affect these people the most. /s
How will we know? Are they going to send out notices? Wait. That wouldn't work. We wouldn't get them until Spring either way.
I don't know why we even have a mailbox.
We never hear them cutting pension payments.. or managerial salaries.. or their union bureaucracy.. or
"wall. Bookstores, record stores, the Post Office. The unintended consequences of technological progress."
There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers. You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM. You dont go to a bank teller. Or you go to the airport and youre using a kiosk instead of checking at the gate. So all these things have created changes in the economy. Barack Obama
People can send packages UPS instead of using the USPS, but they can't use private companies for letters. If someone doesn't use the internet, he can't pay his bills online...if the bill is owed locally he can in theory pay in person, but what if the check has to be sent to another city? Put the payment in an envelope and then put the envelope in a box, in order to be able to use UPS?
Sounds like the “OH NOES” crisis of the moment, like the others before it.
Apply a free market principle: if it’s a good idea, it will succeed on its own in the real world without govt help.
Shut down the Dept. of Education and all federal funding to states, counties and cities. Problem solved.
What, no “Newman” delivering my mail?