You need the post Office. I worked for overnight delivery. You do not want them running the post office. Your in la la land. Politicians screwed the post office by allowing Fedex boxes in the post office area by corrupt officials. You do not put your competitors box in your business property. You have no idea all the little tricks. These big companies will run it for expensive profits. Do not think they are going to charge cheaply. Once the post office is gone your screwed.This is their master plan orchestrated by powers that be to get rid of the post office. There is a step by step plan to slowly piecemeal till it does not exist. Save the post office.
Hard to imagine how I'll be screwed considering the fact that I use the post office for next to nothing. Convert a couple additional bills to epay and begin sending ecards, and I think I wouldn't have to mail more than a handful of parcels per year.
I mean this as respectfully as I can put it and I don't wish to descend into ad hominem arguments on either side. Phrases like "big companies" and "expensive profits" used in a pejorative sense are not what I expect to find here on Free Republic.
The "big" adjective is oft-used by leftists in phrases such as "Big Oil", "Big Tobacco" and "Big Pharma" with the implications that that these businesses are up to no good. Similarly, "expensive profits" smacks of language employed by Occupy Wall Street crowd when they refer to "obscene profits" or "outlandish profits". By no means am I lumping you into that group but words do have meaning and, in the spirit of true FRiendship, you might advance your case better by using terms that are more in line with the Conservative lexicon.
As for profits, as shareholder in a number of corporations, some large and some small, I want a tremendous profit from my investment. From my viewpoint, there simply is no such beast as profit too large -- call it "obscene", "extravagant" or anything else. I want and rightfully deserve maximum profits from the risk I take as a capitalist in the wonderful free market system that we enjoy here in America.
I may be guilty of missing your essential point where you advocate for the continued existence of a government-run Postal Service. But the words you happened to choose (probably with no ill intent at all) were like Kryptonite to me as one who strongly favors an unfettered free enterprise system with the role of government reduced to the extent that it can drowned in a bathtub -- and tiny one at that! :-)