Nancy Noone Broussard
Privatization of a purely public
entity opens the way
for guess what—
when that happens,
the responsibility of the agency
shifts from serving the public to
making the corporation profitable.
It would mean that private compa-
nies would get to pick
and choose where
and when they should
deliver the mail. Rural
communities would be hit the
hardest. Service would become
Close them down. Electronic,
mobile and online
[are] the way to
go, and the future.
what we want to receive in our
inbox. All they deliver to me is
The Postal Service was founded by
the Constitution. It’s a
public service that goes
beyond mail delivery.
Donna Morgan Woodruff
As a former postal employee I
[believe that] if it were
run by an experienced
business owner who
would cut out overpaid and useless
management staff, they would be
turning a profit in the very first year.
Diana David Bradley
The Postal Service would be so
much more reliable
if it were privatized.
The less government
control, the better.
Same goes for public transportation and health care.
THE UNITED STATES Postal Service is in deep financial trouble, and
some say the only way to turn this around is to privatize it and
operate it more like a business. Others argue that maintaining the
Postal Service as a public institution is the only way to make mail
service accessible and affordable for everyone in the country.
What do you think?
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Service be privatized?