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Every wonder why the USPS is in financial trouble?

Here's the answer.

I have a package coming from Wisconsin. According to the tracking number it just cleared the Austin TX center today. It cleared the WI sort center on the 4th.

This package is Priority Mail.

Now, last time I checked, TX was no where near WI or ID, so wtf?
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Yeah, doesn't sound like much of a priority to them, yet the price of postage keeps going up in an effort to try and recoup some of their losses. Sadly, it's the same with just about anything, though, it all has to go through their "hub." Even with the airlines, if I fly a major carrier out of N.O., I still have to go through Houston to get to FL???

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I've had much better luck with the post office than UPS or Fedex.
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Does the government run anything that really works correctly?????????
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to make things easier for them, they have 3 central processing hubs, so unless it's an priority express package which is shipped directly to the destination from the depositor, theywill go through the central hubs. We have the same thing here. I watched a package mailed ON Vancouver Island TO an address on Vancouver Island, and it had to go across on the ferry to Langley, get processed, then shipped BACK on the ferry to be delivered up to the far north. Somethings just boggle the mind.
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I wonder if the mail courier on horseback went through hubs?
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Probably a regional distribution hub for shipments West.
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I wonder if the mail courier on horseback went through hubs?
Talk about slowing the pony express down! And we thought it was snail mail....

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They are alot of jobs created by the post office, so I would say thats a good thing. The Postal Service is the nation’s second-largest civilian employer

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0 — tax dollars received for operating the Postal Service, thats pretty good for something in the government
the Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Federal Agency in the country. Five consecutive times.
The Postal Service moves mail using planes, trains, trucks, cars, boats, ferries, helicopters, subways, float planes, hovercrafts, T-3s, street cars, mules, bicycles and feet.

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