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Post Office: a thing of the past?

POSTED: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 7:20am

UPDATED: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 3:11pm

USPS billions in the red again

The USPS reports a record loss of $15 billion in 2012. That's triple the loss from last year.

$11.1 billion of the losses stem from future retiree health care. With so much bleeding out, is it time for the postal service to go the way of the dinosaur?

East Texans answer back to our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier.

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Back when the loss was $6 million ,I asked the Postmaster of our branch what they were doing about the loss...double from last year.
He replied that the PO had meeting & told them to be more polite!!

That was it.
That was the same er. that we had our credit in trouble because the P O sent ack out bills saying 'we moved'.

Actually when we asked the PO said" we did not sign the form right so they returned the mail'.
Now they complain about costs. People begin to use the E-mail
. Its not rude.

You seem to be losing your grasp on reality, and certainly on sentence construction, for me, the PO still does an outstanding job...and as for the losses the PO is enduring, check out the $ the government syphons out of the PO each year...there is your shortfall, not bad service. The men and women who work at PO stations and who deliver the mail do a very good job, and the fact that they are, in effect, funding part of the gov't. at their expense is demoralizing.

Of all the reasons given for theirs losses, I've never seem rates being on the list. During the late 60's a letter postage was like 3cents. That's about 6 dollars today. USPS does what no one else currently does and for a gov't agency does it very well. Businesses still rely on the USPS as does my employer. But as technology advances, that reliance will slowly disappaer.

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