It all starter in July 26th 1775 when the Second Continental Congress named Benjamin Franklin as the nation’s first Postmaster General. Washington, who championed a free flow of information between citizens and their government as a cornerstone of freedom, often spoke of a nation bound together by a system of postal roads and post offices.
An now two hundreds thirty seven years, seems like everything is going down hill, thousands of Americans is loosing they job at the USPS and what is the worst is that some them spend, a quarter of they life serving one of the older Branch of our Government. Lots of them will be force to go to Unemployment, which it will create the percentage even large. Don’t get me wrong, but I think that Technology is one of the main factor, Our Economy, Recession, Internet, is also a mayor factor why the USPS is in such bad shape. A large percentage of Americans don’t buy Stamps anymore, and it is because Computers and Internet that make so easy to pay our Bills and do almost any transaction in of matter of seconds, therefore USPS Revenue is on the negative side. I read an Article few days ago, and I was stump. This is what was all about it. Unprecedented cuts by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will slow first-class delivery next spring and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day.
The estimated $3 billion in reductions, to be announced in broader detail later Monday, are part of a wide-ranging effort by the Postal Service to quickly trim costs and avert bankruptcy. They could slow everything from check payments to Netflix’s DVDs-by-mail, add costs to mail order prescription drugs, and threaten the existence of newspapers and time-sensitive magazines delivered by postal carrier to far-flung suburban and rural communities.. Folks don’t get me wrong, I love Technology, Computer, Internet, but the fact of the matter is, that all these Technology is creating all this Mess. An I hope to Live long to see on the future will not be Schools; everything will be done true the Computers.
That birthday card mailed first-class to Mom also could arrive a day or two late, if people don’t plan ahead.
The cuts would close roughly 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers across the country as early as next May.
Postal Service already increases 1-cent increase in first-class mail to 45 cents beginning Jan. 22ND of 2012
About 42 percent of first-class mail is now delivered the following day; another 27 percent arrives in two days, about 31 percent in three days and less than 1 percent in four to five days. Following the change next spring, about 51 percent of all first-class mail is expected to arrive in two days, with most of the remainder delivered in three days.
About 3,700 local post offices will close, and roughly 100,000 postal employees could be cut as a result of the various closures, resulting in savings of up to $6.5 billion a year.