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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:55 PM

The Post Office - A few random thoughts on what I would like to see

It's pretty much well known that the Postal Service Crisis is a manufactured one courtesy of the folks in Congress and their really "charming" ideas that somehow became reality. That said every crisis does in some way provide opportunity at least in that it draws attention to an issue. I believe that this one is no exception to that rule. So I would hope that somehow this "crisis" could bring about some reform in the Postal System and these are just a few random ideas, I am sure there are others that haven't come to mind.

1). Get rid of the stupid pre-funding the next 75 gazillion years of pension and benefits as step one, which would pretty much take care of the crisis part of things.

But then invest some money for the future, looking at short term stimulus and long term savings.

2). Build new post offices or retrofit older ones that feature roofs covered by solar panels & wind turbine for power.

3). Where possible pair those new post offices with offices of other government agencies such as recruiting offices or alike to reduce costs.

4). Convert as much of the delivery fleet as possible to electric or hybrid vehicles.

Just my random thoughts.....

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:57 PM

1. And make junk mail pay its own way. F the direct mail lobby.

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:32 PM

2. As for #3

 

At one time, the main post office in down town Bismarck, North Dakota was the home for the state offices for Rural Development, Natural Resources and Conservation Services and the Farm Service Agency. Plus the US Marshal had offices there.

Quite often post offices house more than just the post office.

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