Senator urges UPS to refund customers...

Senator urges UPS to refund customers whose Christmas packages were late

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#1 Dec 26, 2013
You're tax dollars hard at work. The performance of UPS or Fedex are not the concern of Congress. It is completely out of their jurisdiction.

One would think they would have more important things to do than chide UPS for a few late packages during a holiday rush that included a winter storm with a name.

(Winter Storm Gemini, a whole other level of stupid.)

This it a prime example of why not one Senator or Representative should be re-elected.
Hell, this guy actually thinks he is doing something important for the nation.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/26/se...

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 26, 2013
Those service carriers made promises to companies like Amazon that any and all packages that were entrusted to them would be delivered ON time.
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I wonder how many parents had to deal with kids who assumed that Santa would leave them at least one present. Only to be disappointed on Xmas day. The one (to kids)magical day where they get gifts.
Laura

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Dec 26, 2013
Classic example of Government meddleing in the private sector while it can't prevent a blood bath at the Boston Marathon.

Meanwhile the Russians are still binge drinking in disbelief knowing they provided the suspects in the Boston bombing to the "USA" and the "USA" fell on it's proverbal pecker.

USA USA USA USA is the chant of a failed nation.

Who was president during the Boston bombing?

Oh that's right it was planned while GW Bush was in office, it's HIS FAULT.

There is only ONE WAY Obama was reelected, voter fraud.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#6 Dec 27, 2013
UPS or Fedex, either does a pretty good job. Moral of the story, if you want your stuff delivered on time, don't wait to order it until the 23rd of December. I ordered stuff the week prior to the holiday and it was all delivered as promised.
goose

Chicago, IL

#7 Dec 27, 2013
So how did the USPS stack up?
I bet no better, maybe worse.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Dec 27, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
UPS or Fedex, either does a pretty good job. Moral of the story, if you want your stuff delivered on time, don't wait to order it until the 23rd of December. I ordered stuff the week prior to the holiday and it was all delivered as promised.
Normally they do. In fact normally when my husband & or I order jewelry making supplies. Fedex is normally a day to two days ahead of the time they normally give us as a day they are giving us our supplies.
or maybe

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Dec 27, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
UPS or Fedex, either does a pretty good job. Moral of the story, if you want your stuff delivered on time, don't wait to order it until the 23rd of December. I ordered stuff the week prior to the holiday and it was all delivered as promised.
I ordered stuff from Amazon on December 20, and all of it arrived a day ahead of time. Of course, MN didn't have a major winter storm to deal with, and personally, I cut both UPS and FedEx and USPS some slack for that. This is just another excuse for whiners, law suits, and finger pointing at the private sector by lefties for political gain, albeit a very lame attempt.
or maybe

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Dec 27, 2013
goose wrote:
So how did the USPS stack up?
I bet no better, maybe worse.
Well, resqueemer said USPS did better, so it must be true.
GeeSis

Englewood, CO

#11 Dec 27, 2013
redeemer wrote:
UPS provide a better service then fedex the right to work carrier.
Perhaps they have too many lazy Ger grows working for them. The leftover ones who didn't get hired by the DMV.
LIbEralS

Grand Forks, ND

#12 Dec 27, 2013
goose wrote:
So how did the USPS stack up?
I bet no better, maybe worse.
NOBODY expects great service from them...
Laura

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Dec 27, 2013
or maybe wrote:
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Well, resqueemer said USPS did better, so it must be true.
How many BILLIONS does the USPS get every year from the taxpayers?
LIbEralS

Grand Forks, ND

#15 Dec 28, 2013
Laura wrote:
<quoted text>
How many BILLIONS does the USPS get every year from the taxpayers?
I believe that the amount is ZERO.
or maybe

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Dec 28, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
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I believe that the amount is ZERO.
Prepaid retirement funds for employees are subsidized by the tax payers. The argument today is that simply cannot be sustained, which is true. And Congress also quietly bails the USPS out on an annual basis. Interestingly, USPS is provided for under the Constitution, and, for now anyway, competitors can't offer first class mail because of it.

Many would say the USPS has outlived its usefulness, and I have to agree. But, unlike the lefties, I don't believe in picking and choosing what parts of the Constitution get to stay and which parts need to go. Until the USPS bottoms out completely by its own undoing, and by competition, I think the USPS should stay.
Laura

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Dec 28, 2013
Paradigm shift is what has occured.

Personal communications, messages, no longer requires a typed or hand written message on paper, stuffed into an envelope, transported to a post office, delivered by the post man. Those days are GONE.

2014 and state of the art people are using Skype OR a dataplan phone to communicate face to face with friends and relatives etc.

And of course Email to send a message with attached photos, videos, and text. Postal service users are limited to pre-paradigm shift people who continue to live in the dark ages of the early 2000's. Of course Email, video conferencing etc are instantainous (NO WAIT FOR THE POST MAN).

There is of course a need for package delivery, soon to accomplished by robotic helicopter.

Another obsolete Government institution is the library. Everything and then some is available on the internet without driving to a brick and mortar building.

However Government and it's Unions are in control of how taxdllars are wasted, and boy are they wasted.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Dec 28, 2013
Laura wrote:
Paradigm shift is what has occured.
Personal communications, messages, no longer requires a typed or hand written message on paper, stuffed into an envelope, transported to a post office, delivered by the post man. Those days are GONE.
2014 and state of the art people are using Skype OR a dataplan phone to communicate face to face with friends and relatives etc.
And of course Email to send a message with attached photos, videos, and text. Postal service users are limited to pre-paradigm shift people who continue to live in the dark ages of the early 2000's. Of course Email, video conferencing etc are instantainous (NO WAIT FOR THE POST MAN).
There is of course a need for package delivery, soon to accomplished by robotic helicopter.
Another obsolete Government institution is the library. Everything and then some is available on the internet without driving to a brick and mortar building.
However Government and it's Unions are in control of how taxdllars are wasted, and boy are they wasted.
Not quite gone. Both the post office and library are still needed in various ways.
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Not everyone in the USA has a computer. Or feel that they need to use a computer. Some they feel that they should NOT have one since they see no use for it. For some, it is financial reason, others it is religious. Others, well they are not on the grid for things like power due to various factors like distance from power lines. For others, it is a combo of reasons.
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Folks still have paper and ink cards sent via mail Same goes for packages. Many still get catalogs and magazines thru the mail. Some still pay their bills via mail. The same bills they got thru the mail.
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As for the library. It still serves as a resource in several ways. Be it for books, magazines, rooms for meetings, etc.... For some folks that are lucky to have a library with a computer, it is their source of being able to connect to the virtual world. As well as a source of paper and ink books for those whose jobs have restricted the use of personal electronic devices on the job. Along with being a source of reading materials for those too poor to own reading material. As well as some libraries do have electronic books to be lend to the person if they own a ebook.

Come tax time. The library is also a source of tax forms for those who need them. either as ready to fill out blanks, and for those needing to make a copy of the work they did on their tax forms.
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Also some libraries serve as a bit of a museum preserving old reading materials for the upcoming generations. Since not all of the reading materials printed are on electronic format. Some have yet to be either scanned in, or typed into electronic format. I've found out that several authors I have read in the past don't have their books in ebook format for various reasons. Including a disagreement with a co-author on some of the books.
or maybe

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 28, 2013
Laura wrote:
Paradigm shift is what has occured.
Fine, but that's exactly the lame excuse lefties use for the second amendment. And although I think the second amendment is a much bigger and more important constitutional right, I can't in good conscious say the constitutionally based USPS has to go. We don't get to have it both ways. I think if congress keeps its nose out of it (and that is, admittedly, a big if), it will collapse and go away on its own, and the private sector will take over. If its stricken from the Constitution, based on a "paradigm shift," well, is that really a can of worms you want to open? That's all I'm saying.
LIbEralS

Grand Forks, ND

#22 Dec 29, 2013
or maybe wrote:
<quoted text>
Fine, but that's exactly the lame excuse lefties use for the second amendment. And although I think the second amendment is a much bigger and more important constitutional right, I can't in good conscious say the constitutionally based USPS has to go. We don't get to have it both ways. I think if congress keeps its nose out of it (and that is, admittedly, a big if), it will collapse and go away on its own, and the private sector will take over. If its stricken from the Constitution, based on a "paradigm shift," well, is that really a can of worms you want to open? That's all I'm saying.
I believe that Congress is the problem in this case. They are the ones that are preventing the Post Office from making changes that could at least help balance the books. They are the ones that mandated a 100% funded retirement fund...

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Dec 29, 2013
or maybe wrote:
<quoted text>
Fine, but that's exactly the lame excuse lefties use for the second amendment. And although I think the second amendment is a much bigger and more important constitutional right, I can't in good conscious say the constitutionally based USPS has to go. We don't get to have it both ways. I think if congress keeps its nose out of it (and that is, admittedly, a big if), it will collapse and go away on its own, and the private sector will take over. If its stricken from the Constitution, based on a "paradigm shift," well, is that really a can of worms you want to open? That's all I'm saying.
In many ways she is like those who are trying to claim that the desk PC is out. That everyone will want to supposedly get rid of their desktop one. Since it is supposedly a dinosaur.

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