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Why hasn't the U.S Post Office kept up?

We live in an era of amazing technology. Logistics has been revolutionized. Yet, the U.S. Postal Service employs approx the same number of people as it did in 1980. Now, I will point out that they have cut nearly 200K jobs since the peak in '99. But what else is standing in the way? They keep raising the postage cost, but the service gets no better. They sell our information (Privacy Act), but the service gets no better. http://www.usps.com/postalhistory/ratesandhistoricalstatistics.htm

Asked By: roshambObama - 3/13/2011
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Assuming you are correct about the employment numbers being the same as in 1980 (I'd like to know where you got that information), what you are failing to see is that in 1980, the population, according to the US Census, was 226 million. In 2010, it was 308 million. In 2010, USPS delivered to 151 million delivery points... More
Answered By: curtisports2 - 3/15/2011
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Look at the facts, then decide, It is run by the same misfits that wish to handle your health care, and the union has much to say about how and how much workers do in any one hour, or day.
Answered By: Botsy - 3/13/2011
 
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