They're the party of big business (corporations), and don't really consider small businesses worth their time. According to Stewart J Lawrence, journalist and public policy analyst (Huffington Post):<br />
"The fact is, Obama has -- to borrow a term from Bill Clinton -- a "sterling" record when it comes to promoting small business. If you haven't heard about it, it's largely because Obama -- with characteristic diffidence perhaps -- hasn't touted some of his most noteworthy policy achievements. And that's allowed vocal business groups like the American Chamber of Commerce to fill the messaging void with their own anti-Obama vitriol, virtually uncontested.<br />
First, consider these simple facts. Of the 4.5 million private sector jobs created since Obama took office, about 2.6 million -- or 60 percent -- were created by small businesses. How impressive is that number? George H.W. Bush, by comparison, created just 1.8 million small business jobs during his full four years in office. And if we add the paltry number created under two terms of George W. Bush, we arrive at a startling conclusion: Obama has created as many small business jobs in one administration as his two GOP predecessors did in three.<br />
These jobs and the revival of the small business sector didn't just happen spontaneously. From the day he took office, Obama has deliberately stoked its development, providing some 18 different tax cuts: some under the banner of the 2009 American Recovery Act (the "Stimulus"), others through the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Obama also established the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) which made it easier for community-ba<x>sed banks to provide critical start-up loans that most fledgling businesses need to get off the ground, or to finance their expansion, hiring more workers..."
It is amazing when someone quotes word for word the law, purpose and authorization of the postal service you call it lies. Keep drinking the kool aid. Slowest recovery from a recession EVER, one that didn't start until the Dem's took over 2/3 of the Government in Jan. of 2007....at that time unemployment was 4.5%. Yeah we have been getting a real dose of change. Class warfare is so productive. When was the last time a poor person offered you a job?
There is some debate as to whether the USPS is a government agency, or a business. If the USPS is a government agency supported by our taxes, your argument is moot. See below:<br />
"Look, the USPS is an Agency!<br />
The USPS is created as a government agency under Title 39, Section 101.1 of the United States Code which states, in part:<br />
(a) The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by Act of Congress, and supported by the people. The Postal Service shall have as its basic function the obligation to provide postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people. It shall provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas and shall render postal services to all communities. The costs of establishing and maintaining the Postal Service shall not be apportioned to impair the overall value of such service to the people.<br />
Under paragraph (d) of Title 39, Section 101.1, "Postal rates shall be established to apportion the costs of all postal operations to all users of the mail on a fair and equitable basis."<br />
No, the USPS is a Business!<br />
the Postal Service takes on some several very non-governmental attributes via the powers granted to it under Title 39, Section 401, which include:<br />
power to sue (and be sued) under its own name;<br />
power to adopt, amend and repeal its own regulations;<br />
power to "enter into and perform contracts, execute instruments, and determine the character of, and necessity for, its expenditures";<br />
power to buy, sell and lease private property; and,<br />
power to build, operate, lease and maintain buildings and facilities.<br />
All of which are typical functions and powers of a private business. However, unlike other private businesses, the Postal Service is exempt from paying federal taxes. USPS can borrow money at discounted rates, and can condemn and acquire private property under governmental rights of eminent domain.<br />
The USPS does get some taxpayer support. Around $96 million is budgeted annually by Congress for the "Postal Service Fund." These funds are used to compensate USPS for postage-free mailing for all legally blind persons and for mail-in election ballots sent from US citizens living overseas. A portion of the funds also pays USPS for providing address information to state and local child support enforcement agencies.<br />
Under federal law, only the Postal Service can handle or charge postage for handling letters. Despite this virtual monopoly worth some $45 billion a year, the law does not require that the Postal Service make a profit -- only break even. Still, the US Postal Service has averaged a profit of over $1 billion per year in each of the last five years. Yet, Postal Service officials argue that they must continue to raise postage at regular intervals in order make up for
Thank you for generating my further research. Knowledge is everything. See below.
The Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 abolished the United States Post Office Department, a part of the cabinet, and created the United States Postal Service, a corporation-like independent agency with an official monopoly on the delivery of mail in the United States.
Although it is owned entirely by the United States Government, the USPS functions as if it were a private corporation. It is run by an 11-member Board of Governors appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, with one member -- the Postmaster General -- acting as the Chief Executive Officer. The Postal Service is the third-largest employer in the United States, behind the Department of Defense and Wal-Mart.
The USPS is not paid for or supported by tax money. It is an independent operation that generates its own income from stamps and delivery services. Since its reorganization in 1971, the cost of a stamp has increased considerably from 8 cents, to 44 cents in 2009. Postal revenue of $75 billion in 2008 would have made it the 26th largest corporation on the Forbes 500 list if it were privately owned and operated.
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While the Postal Service holds a legal monopoly on letter delivery, it has some competitors for package delivery and other services. Its main competitors are FedEx and UPS, which force it to innovate and improve service in order to stay competitive. Competition from the Internet has had more of an impact, as e-mail and other online resources reduce demand for mail services, although the Postal Service has responded by increasing Web-based services, such as Click-N-Ship.
The company I work for ships and receives product all the time. None of them ever come in or go out via usps. Most are via ups and a few fedex. The reason is that the private companies are cheaper for us to ship with. The usps is one of our most expensive shipping options for us. <br />
For the record, fedex loves obama. They've contributed plenty to him.
what can we do to stop this. i am willing to march or write letters or what ever. is there an outlet to stop this?
for sure you had an ex who fed u well but got fed up ex...because you must have offered her so many UPS and downs..in your private companies....and the cheap services with your rocket in sky must have made her feel astronomical/.. and also you are greedy in making lmao!.. you succeeded in making her republican..<br />
p,s. 11 dollars is your shipping rate lol!..and you are BLOCKED~
u have to bend on ya knees..and say you really do..and that eva is fantastic...gurl in the world lol!
Because they are politicians. They are all crooks who only think of getting richer.
cuz Republicans are dirty fckers. and don't get me started on them damn democrats.