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Mailbag: Disband The U.S. Post Office?

The Edge: I say disband the post office. It’s relic from a bygone era.

Dang: Maybe not disband the PO, but ending the monopoly is definitely in order.

DFO: I have mixed feelings about the post office. First, I’m in awe that they can get all that mail to the right place, almost every time. But I also suspect that there’s a whole lotta fat in the budget because, as a government entity, the post office doesn’t have to worry about balancing the books. It simply asks for another coupla pennies to process mail. It’s pricing itself out of business. Mebbe it’s time to look at another model to bring costs down before most people abandon this relic altogether.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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