Comments by Jim Campbell
November 17, 2018
A good friend of mine and I had discussed this.
It was his contention that this was a bad idea as UPS didn’t go everywhere as the USPS promises to do.
Though primarily aimed at China’s government, think about it for a moment.
What does the United States Postal Service bring us other than junk mail?
I’m talking mail boxes full of it.
It’s time to give serious consideration for ditching a NGO that continually bleeds red in favor of the private sector.
It’s time to consider going truly green, or at least muddy brown. (Source)
The United States Postal Service has been in the red, make that hemorrhaging red ink for 11 years in a row. (Source)
It’s within their capability to raise their rates, thus delivering us less for more. (Source)
Perhaps U.P.S. chooses not to go everywhere because the places they avoid are inhabited by low lives who don’t pay their bills in the first place?
Yes these are not politically correct observations, but we don’t do political correctness on this site leaving that type of beliefs system to the followers of Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler.
Think you hate waiting in line at the U.S. Post Office?
It’s incredibly worse in India and China.
November 20th, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday threatened to pull the United States out of a 144-year-old postal agreement that it says has disadvantaged domestic shippers by giving China and other countries discounts on postal rates.
The Universal Postal Union, created in 1874, sets shipping rates for 192 member countries. Administration officials said Chinese shippers pay roughly 20 cents for every $1 domestic companies pay to move a package within the United States.
The imbalance amounts to a subsidy for foreign businesses in China and elsewhere that compete with U.S. companies, administration officials said. The move comes as the Trump administration is engaged in a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing.
Senior officials said the State Department would formally begin the process of withdrawing from the treaty Wednesday but noted that process can take a year to finish.
The administration is leaving open the possibility of renegotiating the deal in that time.
Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, applauded the move.
“Manufacturers and manufacturing workers in the United States will greatly benefit from a modernized and far more fair arrangement with China,” Timmons said in a statement.