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Why Congress Can’t Save the Postal Service

30th November 2011

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Proposals to cut Saturday service and close underused post offices in order to save billions of dollars have met united opposition from Democrats and many of the conservative Republicans who swept into office campaigning on smaller government.

Cornell University associate professor Richard Geddes compared efforts to save the postal service to the closures of under-used military bases. In concept, lawmakers support closing unneeded facilities — just not those in their own congressional districts.


One Response to “Why Congress Can’t Save the Postal Service”

  1. RealRick Says:

    The Post Office is far less important than it was 50 years ago, particularly now that so much information is transmitted electronically. It would be so much easier to farm the whole thing out to FedEx or UPS if it wasn’t such a huge civil service employer.