Postal Service will close 251 plants

Postal Service will close 251 plants

There are 10 comments on the Toledo Blade story from Dec 5, 2011, titled Postal Service will close 251 plants. In it, Toledo Blade reports that:

The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday it is pursuing plans to shut down the Toledo mail processing center near downtown, and 251 other such plants nationwide, in order to reduce its costs by $3 billion a year.

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Mark

Toronto, Canada

#1 Dec 8, 2011
Lysander Fourke

United States

#2 Dec 11, 2011
If a mail carrier knowingly delivers mail containing threats of violence, isn't he or she therefore an accomplice?

Since: Dec 11

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#3 Dec 21, 2011
"The United States Postal Service announced recently that it is going postal on itself (to use a fading expression from the days when postal workers shot people (or themselves) because their jobs drove them mad). Well, the USPS didn’t actually use that term, but the Postmaster General, Patrick Donahoe, is certainly doing his best to kill the US Mail with his plan for change.

"When you CLAIM your problem is that you’ve lost 29% of your first-class business due to email competing for your services, you don’t reform the postal service by reducing both quality and convenience of first-class mail for all your customers. While the U.S. Postal Service has an annual deficit of $5.1 billion to adjust for, it will never succeed by changing the postal service in ways that assure its services become much worse!

"Nevertheless, Donahoe’s announced solution was that the post office is going to increase mail delivery time from one-day to three days (one-third the present quality) and greatly reduce the number of offices they have by 3,700 (increase customer inconvenience), and eliminate Saturday delivery.(The latter we can handle, as we never used to have it anyway, and many private competitors don’t offer it either.) Apparently, the Postmaster General scratched his hollow head and said,“Fewer people are using our services. Let’s get real crappy and see if we can get rid of the rest of them.” Perhaps his new retirement plan is to get rid of the rest of his customers so he can have a going-out-of business sale and then go fishing.

(More of article at: http://thegreatrecession.info/blog/2011/12/po... )

--Knave Dave
Va te faire foutre

AOL

#4 Dec 21, 2011
The illegal are taking over the mail delivery for free. That is why they are closing 251 plants!
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#5 Dec 29, 2011
....Another assault to the unions of America.....and GOOD RIDDENS. We (the corporate elites) do not want WORKERS in this country having ANY RIGHTS to defend themselves from unjust working conditions.

Another victory for the 1920s. The American Plan that kept economic slavery type FASCISM in the work force. HI-FIVE!!!

Down with the unions!!!!!! Down with Collective Bargaining Socialism......LOL, calling it SOCIALISM in all. I thought "COLLECTIVE BARGAINING" is what true CAPITALISM is all about. Hum......well as long as we keep CORPORATISM alive........
tom

Owatonna, MN

#6 Dec 29, 2011
5 billion a year gets sucked out of the Postal Service into Fed coffers.....That is big part of there problem...Also they have more top leaders then mail carriers...Cut out half of the big wigs and give back the 5 billion a year and the Postal service would be well in the black and doing fine.
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#7 Dec 30, 2011
tom wrote:
5 billion a year gets sucked out of the Postal Service into Fed coffers.....That is big part of there problem...Also they have more top leaders then mail carriers...Cut out half of the big wigs and give back the 5 billion a year and the Postal service would be well in the black and doing fine.
Good Point!!!
Preacher Man

Marion, OH

#8 Jan 2, 2012
We need to just slow down Get the Bible out and read it.Good people that will be out of work.Yes I use my Computer to try and reach sinners.I will never use it to Mail something or pay something.God bless all the Postal workers and anybody else that have lost their job because of what I am typing on now.Lets Start a Pray Chain for all The Workers.
Warrior against Genocide

Norfolk, VA

#9 Jan 12, 2012
Va te faire foutre wrote:
The illegal are taking over the mail delivery for free. That is why they are closing 251 plants!
the real reason "Va te faire foutre" is legalized abortion!!
Kennesaw71

Miami, FL

#10 Jan 12, 2012
I wonder how many union shlubs at the ole USPS saved up any money knowing full ye ole USPS has been sucking the hind tit for years...
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If suckin the hind tit was to be their lifes work, they guessed wrong. Shoulda worked at Amtrak instead...

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