Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Newspaper Calls for Shutting Down the Postal Service

In an editorial, the Delaware County Daily Times called for the shut down of the Postal Service  The paper called the Postal Service "a prime example of a service the federal government in the very near future will longer need to provide. It should be planning for that day right now instead of looking for ways to prop up a huge and expensive bureaucracy that has served the country well but has been made expendable by progress."

The editorial illustrates why postal stakeholders have failed to explain why mail matters to the economy today and will 10 years from now.   This editorial, from a newspaper whose editorial page leans somewhat left of center, that public support for having a government entity deliver items consisting of some correspondence and transactions but mostly advertising and parcels may not be all that strong.

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