****[FONT=Arial]This was in my local paper today what do you think—Stan?[/FONT]
**Letters to the Editor **
**Postal system can’t compete in free market **To the Editor:
Recently there have been several articles’ appearing in the Killeen Daily Herald concerning the U.S. Postal Service losing billions each year.
The Postal Service has proposed reducing mail delivery to five days per week to reduce cost.
I propose a far better solution which will save the tax payers many billions of dollars each and every year, and to back up my savings proposal, hear me out.
Several months ago I sent my monthly payment to BestBuy Credit offices, and as my normal procedures I use on all my bill payments, I mailed my check 14 days before the due date.
The U.S. Postal Service took 16 days to deliver my payment. Therefore, the credit department charged me a two-day late fee of $39 .
Since it takes the Postal Service almost two weeks to deliver a letter within the U.S, my proposal is to have one delivery every two weeks.
It would more than serve my needs. I have now gone to an all–Internet bill payment system as well as paperless statements.The amount of money I save by no longer using U.S. snail mail more than pays my Internet account.
The U.S. could realize even greater savings by closing all postal offices and selling those 37,000 outlets to private-sector business like UPS, FedEx and others that are doing a fantastic job at a much lower cost.
Our obsolete so-called postal system cannot compete with the private enterprises. Never has and never will. Of course, all of you that love junk mail, love the system.
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 by Jack Balthus Kempner