[Vision2020] Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

Sue Hovey suehovey at moscow.com
Tue Sep 6 19:43:43 PDT 2011

Personally,  I agree with Marty Trillhouse’s editorial in today’s LMT.  I use the post office a lot and feel I get my money’s worth every time.  

Sue H. 

From: Andreas Schou 
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 10:01 AM
To: Paul Rumelhart 
Cc: mailto:Vision2020 at moscow.com 
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Paul Rumelhart <godshatter at yahoo.com> wrote:

  If I remember right, the USPS has a monopoly on regular postal mail (not over-nighted, non-packages), so FedEx and UPS cannot, by law, compete in this area.  Aren't government-granted monopolies great?

Actually, the USPS doesn't just have a statutory monopoly: it has a Constitutional monopoly. A federal postal monopoly was expressly intended by the Founding Fathers. 

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