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US Postal Service Cuts

What We Could Do With a Postal Savings Bank: Infrastructure That Doesn't Cost Taxpayers a Dime

Ellen Brown | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is the nation's second largest civilian employer after Walmart. Although successfully self-funded throughout its long h...

More Customers Does NOT Mean More Money For The Postal Service

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- What business gets more customers every year, yet keeps losing money? The U.S. Postal Service delivers mail to 11 million more homes, o...

Confronting Extinction: Lessons From the U.S. Mail

Frank A. Weil | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

What then, does the USPS do that is essential to the functioning of modern society? While it certainly employs a lot of people who need jobs in post offices and on the street, the basic answer is "nothing."

Killing the Messenger: The Downsizing and Death of the Postal Service

Dean Baker | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Dean Baker

The goal is to have a public Postal Service that can compete effectively in the market. But it's not a fair fight when we shove it into the ring with its shoes tied together and both hands tied behind its back.

Plan Aimed At Saving Postal Service Money May Actually Lose It Billions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

Could cuts actually cost the United States Postal Service more than they save it? If a survey commissioned by the Postal Service and cited by CNNMo...

The Public Be Damned: Using the Amtrak Script to Kill the Post Office

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Kelly Kleiman

There is an alternative to the current flood of crocodile tears over the death of written communication. We could return to the social compact that regarded mail service as something to be paid for by the people who benefit from it most.

How Republicans Crippled The United States Postal Service

Karl Frisch | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

GOP efforts to cripple the Postal Service predate the current tea party "cut government spending" drumbeat echoing throughout Washington during these difficult economic times.

U.S. Postal Service Proposes Cutting 120,000 Jobs, Pulling Out Of Federal Benefit Plans

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is considering cutting as many as 120,000 jobs. Facing a second year of losses totali...

NO MAIL On Saturday?

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The post office is renewing its drive to drop Saturday delivery – and plans a rate increase – in an effort to fend off ...