Rain or snow? No problem, but revenue shortfalls cripple the Postal Service

Facing a $7 billion shortfall, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has explored numerous strategies for reducing costs. In addition to getting rid of many of its traditional blue collection boxes, it has looked into raising rates and cutting hours. The latest proposal is to close up to 700 underperforming post offices.

Given the choice between increased postage rates and post office closures, the vast majority of customers are in favor of closures. However, when it comes time to choose which ones to close, everyone wants to keep their own local post office.

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