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Postmaster General will seek to close 252 mail processing plants

  • 32,000 postal service jobs may be lost source

» Cost-cutting galore: Facing down a U.S. postal service that lost about $8.5 billion lat year, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has proposed some major closures, which will come at the price of the mail efficiency. With a plan to close 252 offices nationwide, the downsizing could mean that first-class mail could take up to a day longer. The postal service is, as a business model, deeply unusual — it’s also not a matter of argument, as it’s the rare government agency explicitly demanded by the Constitution. The hope that the postal service has the resiliency to both lower its size and speed of delivery, yet still compete with the private carriers strikes us as an unlikely premise.

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September 15, 2011 // 15:25 // 3 years ago
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    SEND MORE REAL MAIL! Let’s be penpals. :)
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    :C
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