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Tue., May 16, 2006, 9:23 a.m.

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 started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.








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