Could the days of the post office be numbered?
With millions of vehicles, that consume an unbelievable amount of gasoline and contributing to billions of tons of greenhouse gases, does it make sense that the post office still be the number one consumer of preventable spending in the government?
There is a debate that is going on now about how much of the post office do we really need now, and how much of the post office might be replaced with other more affordable options. It is entirely possible that the post office could sell off one half of its fleet, and reduce its costs, it could reduce the high payout of its costs, by reducing the amount of retirement payments, (much like the car companies have become unstable due to high costs of maintaining non productive members,)
One thing that is really interesting is the salary of the post master general, what company do you know of that pays out an alleged over $800,000.00 for what amounts to a CEO, that has managed to consistently loose money over the last two years, in fact perhaps many years the post office may have been quietly loosing money to practices that have made the post office not able to sustain a profitable enterprise.
What will they do, will they lay off employees, many of which could be said to be receiving benefits that are costing tax payers Billions of dollars.