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Old 06-10-2014, 02:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
bithead
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Originally Posted by WonderWoman View Post
...if the post office were not being forced to pre-fund their retirement accounts, as mandated by Congress, we would be making a profit and you would not be hearing all this noise about how awful we are as a business...
Why shouldn't the USPS be pre-funding their retirement accounts? Everyone in the real world has to.

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Originally Posted by Sashi View Post
Here's another reason for USPS. They don't fuck you as hard with fees. I'm in Canada and if I buy something from the States and have it shipped by UPS or FedEx, they bill me ridiculous amounts for broker fees. I've ordered stuff that's $40 and had to pay $30 in broker fees. That's not even including shipping fees. Broker fees easily go up to $100 and it's beyond dumb. USPS charges like $5 for the same thing.
I'm shocked they're unprofitable.

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