What are some viable alternatives if the U.S. Postal Service is disbanded?
There is the alleged possibility that the government may disband the U.S. Postal Serrvice because it has been a money-losing department for years, with no sign that things wil turn around. If it is disbanded, what are some viable alternatives that we can use instead?
WE already have two major companies representing private organizations that deliver packages and I imagine that new ones in addition to these could be started in order to meet the demand. There will still be a need to deliver letters and bills, although telephone calls are used a lot, These would have to be monitored by government regulations of the FCC in order for the public's protection and privacy rights. It could be a real mess in the long run, yet is it not a mess already?
It's really a matter of perspective. I haven't have a land line telephone for over three years, and haven't missed it. My cell phone is more than sufficient and frankly far fewer telemarketers reach it. 80% of my mail is junk that I put in the recycle bin, and I do almost all of my finances online. Whenever I order a package, most of the time it's UPS or FedEx
So, if the USPS is losing money, that means you and I (taxpayers) are subsidizing an aspect of government that is no longer needed, and is, in fact, unnecessarily taking our hard-earned money. That said, the only reason to be sad about it is for sentimental reasons - no company would continue to exist as a money-loser. Sorry Cliff Clavin (Cheers...)!
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