Sunday, October 17, 2010

Post Office Example

THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE SCAM

Most Conservatives and Libertarians point at the U.S. Post Office as an example of big-government's inability to run a business. Are they right?   Yeah, they're right but in this case they are more than right. The U.S. Post Office has become one of the Federal Government's largest and most damaging scams. It's a racket like no other.

The Post Office employs 712,000 people - and the total average annual compensation is now $83,000 each. Does that surprise anyone?

How about this one: The Post Office is expected to lose over $238,000,000,000 during the next decade. It's a regular "black hole" to drop YOUR money in.

They (the Government Accountability Office) estimates that the Post Office will lose $550,000,000,000 between 2010 and 2030.

Did any of you know that the American Postal Workers Union had to postpone their annual election of officers this month . . . because so many of the ballots were lost in the mail?

With such a huge mis-managed drag on our economy, why  do we persist year after year in not fixing it? Obviously, a major reform is needed. If not a complete government management overhaul, perhaps the Postal Service should be "privatized"?

My bet is that we will let the government continue to lose billions and billions of dollars every year for the foreseeable future. That is if the TEA Party folks don't get recognition in the GOP. That, I think, is our only hope.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now lets see,how many companies do you know of that can loose billions of dollars every year and still stay in business.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

"Did any of you know that the American Postal Workers Union had to postpone their annual election of officers this month . . . because so many of the ballots were lost in the mail?"

. . .hello??

Massive Irony, table for one, please?

BZ