Should we Keep the Post Office

Some call it snail mail, some call it part of our national heritage.  Some say we can do without it, some say it is part of our overall national defense system.  What do you think?  Is the American Postal system a model of democracy, a vehicle for even the least powerful and least wealthy of the citizenship to express itself.  Or it an embarrassment of giant fiscal irresponsibility and very poor management?  Should we build one less fighter jet, buy five less cruise missiles, or just stop the multi billion dollar attacks against Libya and funnel that money to “save” the US Postal System?  Write and tell us what you think>  We sure want to know.


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Retired army chaplain, Rotarian, moderately right of center on most issues, big on self reflection and self analysis.

One thought on “Should we Keep the Post Office”

  1. I think there is a place for mail delivery but it should be privatized with zero subsidies. This is a win/win/win solution.

    1. The federal government would be off the hook for the cost of maintaining service, in fact they would get some money by selling the rights to private companies.

    2. The federal government would receive tax money from the private companies that take over the service

    3. The cost of snail mail would go up and we would receive less junk mail 🙂

    Of course UPS and FedEx would be allowed to bid on contracts but multiple carriers for routes would be allowed for competition sake.

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