Here's the Democrats once again fooling around with marketplace economics..The Post Office is dinasaur of an industry...it is dying the same way the Video rental business is already dead...It's time to move on...downsize the post office and let it ride out what business is left...the private sector will pick any/all opportunities for growth and jobs will come (although not as many as are lost) from the private sector.....for example the post office has said they will stop next day delivery....if folks need next day they will move to FedEx, UPS or some other private business that will provide this service......
Plus the jobs will go from the high paid, union driven, noncompetitive jobs to jobs that will allow America to stay competitive going forward....
It's time to start biting the bullet and let the post office start to die it's natural death....Let the free market work...
U.S. Postal Service to Delay Closures for Five Months
Published December 14, 2011 | Associated Press
The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to delay the closing of 252 mail processing centers and 3,700 local post offices until mid-May.
The cash-strapped agency, which is forecast to lose a record $14.1 billion next year, announced last week it was moving forward on cutbacks. It had planned to begin closing processing centers as early as April, and shutter some post offices early next year.
A group of senators planned to announce the agreement Tuesday, according to two people familiar with the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid preempting the announcement.
Last Thursday, a group of 18 Senate Democrats signed a letter to congressional leaders asking them to add language to legislation that would halt closings for six months.
Closures could cost 100,000 postal employees their jobs.