Category Archives: Postal banking

Trump Willfully Ignorant, Ungrateful About USPS

The latest postal reform bill introduced in the Senate seeks to pass postal retiree healthcare costs onto Medicare. But it apparently only modifies, not eliminate the financial burden on the U.S Postal Service must pay each year to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Banking Could Strengthen Core USPS Services

Now Hillary Clinton seems to be embracing the idea that U.S. Postal Service could begin offering financial services can we believe her? With the Democratic Presidential nomination wrapped up she may be able to ignore many campaign platform ideas put … Continue reading

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Could a Public USPS Survive in a Trump Presidency?

Predictably, the Republican platform plank on the U.S. Postal Service spouts mindless corporate drivel about how outmoded the USPS is in the internet age and how private enterprise should make more incursions into its operations. That is, if GOP platform … Continue reading

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Will Democrats Keep Postal Planks in Platform?

The draft of the Democratic platform calls for maintaining a public postal service, restoring previous service levels and eliminating “the unsustainable” $5.5 billion a year obligation to pre-pay the healthcare costs of future retirees and even offering new financial services … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Well Worth Fighting For

At last somebody recognizes the value and tradition of the public post office and how it kept the country together—and really still does. In a new book, author Winifred Gallagher outlines how the U.S. Post Office began by keeping the … Continue reading

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USPS Should Stay Away From Bitcoin Technology

One of the stupidest ideas to save the U.S. Postal Service has just come to pass: to develop a digital currency modeled on Bitcoin (https://www.bitcoin.com). Trouble is this idea comes not from the USPS itself but the office of the … Continue reading

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Commercial Mailers Break Silence on Postal Governors Issue

Mailing industry groups are finally trying to light a fire under the collective hindquarters of the Senate to up and approve new members of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. The Board is supposed to make sure that the … Continue reading

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