Mail Service

United States
August 14, 2012 9:18am CST
The United States Postal Service is in terrible economic condition. This quarter alone is lost 5.2 billion dollars. The United states Postal service has been in existence since 1775 and has evolved over the years. Grover Cleveland, who was the 22nd and 24th president of the US in the late 1800's is quoted to saying this about the mail service. "If it takes the entire army and navy to deliver a postal card in Chicago, that card will be delivered." I wonder if that is when our troubles began? Your thoughts?
5 responses
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
14 Aug 12
hi enjoythejourney, United Mail Service have unique name in Postal service of the world,so the the mail service also effected with economy problem,but this may over come by funding money in to to it by the US Govt, if Govt wish they can do any thing this is a little thing to the US govt, when they are spending huge money on Defence, they can divert some funds to the Postal service,have a nice day.
• United States
14 Aug 12
Yes, there has been quite a bit of discussion about that. They are also talking about closing post offices and not having Saturday mail delivery. It is amazing how much money they are losing every day. Thank you for your response.
• United States
14 Aug 12
I don think that is when the USPS strted having trouble at all. They are having problems now becasue so many people have retired with this company and they give pensions away to all the people that worked there for a certain amount of time, that is one of the biggest problems they are having and why they are running out of money. Now another thing is no one needs to send bills and write our checks anymore so there isnt bills being sent in the mail anymore because you can see your bills online and pay them online. Also no need to write letters and send them in the mail anymore because you can do so with an email or on facebook now a days. The internet has come along way and that is possibly the main reason the USPS is going under.
• United States
14 Aug 12
Yes, all of what you are saying is so true. It just made me smile at the thought of the cost involved if the entire navy and army were involved in the mail delivery today- you know how the government is. Thanks for taking the time to respond to the quote. I think your respone gives an accurate picture of what is happening with the US Post Office system.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
22 Aug 12
With the advent of the Internet and emails, more and more people are now snubbing the postal office. So naturally this has affected the earnings of the office. The technology is constantly evolving and along with that some thing may no longer be that effective or useful as before. I still remember how I wish to have those beeper on my belt to receive imortant messages, but when the cellural phone came into the picture the beeper companies and telegraph service have eventually lost their customers. Wells that could be the reason now for the postal service. I am not saying that they will be not useful anymore, they will basically stay but with lesser use.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
16 Aug 12
Though I believe that the problems with the postal service have been something that has existed since before the economic recession started, I do think that was a major contributing effect of the postal service's problems. However, I think that today the greatest threat to the postal service is the fact that there are so many different ways that business can be taken care of today than there used to be. Email has replaced writing a letter to someone in the past several years. Then there has been the advent of online bill pay as well. Both of these things have been tremendously harmful to the USPS.
• United States
15 Aug 12
The troubles began with the boom of the internet. Email and Facebook brought instant communication. Who wants to wait two or three seconds to see a message when you can get one in two seconds? Plus, emailing is free compared to a few cents for a postage stamp. The pension system was a great system to help out retirees. However, they know this economy is struggling and they should give up some of their pensions to ensure the system survives. I'm not happy when I say this, but if every retiree gave up ten dollars, they could help the postal system a lot. Government is not focusing on helping a bleeding postal system. They want to eliminate delivery on Saturday, but Congress is failing to address it so it's bleeding the government dry. If they could focus on the postal system, I'm sure some reforms could stop the bleeding.