Registered: Jun 2011
04-22-12 01:41 AM
hey r-in, I'm not so sure you subsidized me. UPS only knows how to do it one way, and that is, put it on an airplane and deliver it as quickly as possible. For $20 the USPS moves it from Post Office to Post Office and eventually puts it on a a boat, and it gets there when it gets there.
We are talking about a small amount of money to insure that people who live outside of UPS and Fedex profitable zones (or can't afford their rates) are still served.
The days of dial up internet service are over, and there are still many parts of this country where highspeed costs a lot or is not available. So,the proverbial little old lady needs a way to send in her electric bill each month without calling Fedex for special pickup at $15 (or more) a pop.
What's next? Are we going to then start closing all libraries? These are just old fashioned things that give us some continuity and tradition.
The unions screwed it up and turned it from a simple service into an economic outrage for the common taxpayer.