The USPS is broke, and people wonder just who will deliver the mail. The United States Postal Service is asking for a bailout from Congress, which could help keep it afloat, but is it what the United States really needs?
Postmaster General, Patrick R. Donahoe said, "Our situation is extremely serious. If Congress doesn't act, we will default." News of the USPS broke status sparked debates over what should happen? Should the organization get help to make $5.5 billion payment due this month? Or, should they shut down?
Without emergency action from Congress, the mail could stop coming. Would that be a shock to you? How would it affect your life? Each week, the United States Post Office delivers mail to 150 million U.S. addresses. That is a lot of ground to cover making universal deliveries.
A huge part of the problem is electronic communication. People send email or Facebook their friends instead of sitting down to write letters to each. In addition, most people pay their bills online, which eliminates those pieces of mail for the USPS as well. Has the United States moved past its need for six days a week postal service?
Should the days of mail delivery in America cease following the creed "Neither snow, nor rain, not heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds?" What do you think should happen to mail in the U.S.? One thing is certain, serious changes must be made to keep this organization afloat. Failing to make these changes will make sure that this problem continues on in the years and decades to come.
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