Conservative, anti-post office poster checking in.
The post office is outdated and should be abolished. We didn’t continue using the pony express once we completed the telegraph lines. So why do we continue to have several post offices in every town after the internet has been developed?
Everything that the post office does could be better done via another method.
Need to pay a bill?
Do it online.
Need to ship a package or important letter overnight?
Need to send birthday party invitations?
Do it via Facebook.
The only thing that the PO has a monopoly on is sending non urgent letters, and that’s only because everyone else is specifically banned from doing it. This isn’t a service that’s even needed anymore, and is only being propped up by the Direct Marketing industry sending junk mail.
At the very least the post office should close half its locations. Even small towns in my area all have at least two post offices, often within a mile or two of each other.
People talk about cutting Saturday delivery. Let’s try cutting everything but Saturday delivery. Seriously, when was the last time you got a letter that couldn’t wait until the end of the week? If it’s that important, send it via FedEx.
The lavish and hideously expensive pay and benefits to the public sector union workers just makes the whole thing more of a waste.