Sunday, February 28, 2010

Five Myths About the U.S. Postal Service

Postmaster General John Potter writes in today's Washington Post, "For 235 years, the U.S. Postal Service has delivered your mail in snow, rain and dark of night. However, tough market conditions are creating new challenges for our business. Misconceptions about the future of our enterprise abound; dispelling these myths will show that we can continue to deliver the mail."

He goes on to list, and respond to, what he considers five myths about the U.S. Postal Service.

They are...

1. The Postal Service wastes taxpayer dollars.
2. The Postal Service is inefficient.
3. Mail is not reliable.
4. The USPS is not environmentally friendly.
5. The USPS can't compete with the private sector.

He concludes with, "Though we operate in a difficult legislative and economic environment, we are prepared to forge ahead. On March 2, we are releasing our plan for future financial viability and greater business flexibility -- a plan that will keep the Postal Service thriving for years to come."

Shown above, U.S. Postmaster General John Potter speaking during a news conference last summer about the Postal Service's financial troubles.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM