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Why Govt Won't Use USPS

Posted on the 14 June 2013 by Hughvw
 Godfather Politics asks:" Since the United States Postal Service is part of the US government, wouldn’t it make sense for the government to use the USPS?  Evidently, they aren’t.  According to recent reports, 25 federal agencies have contracted with UPS from 2010 to 2013, resulting in their receiving $122 million of government business.  Fed Ex received contracts from the feds for the same time period worth $48.5 million.
So how much business did the federal government do with its own Postal Service?  Would you believe that during the same three and half year time period that they only received $29.3 worth of government business?
The reason?  It’s because UPS and Fed Ex are cheaper to use than the USPS and the government agencies contracting with other mail carriers did so to save taxpayer dollars.
If the federal government won’t do business with their own Postal Service due to higher costs then why should they expect anyone else to? Read more.


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