USPS: 'Letters Are Going Away'
First Class mail volume is declining rapidly, testified Mickey D. Barnett in September, when he was chairman of the USPS Board of Governors. During his testimony to Congress, in which he requested confirmation to the board that no longer has a quorum due to congressional inaction on the nominees, Barnett showed a congressional committee that mail volume dropped by 25 percent from 2007 to 2013.
He and incoming Postmaster Megan J. Brennan agree the USPS should focus on package delivery, which Brennan told The Wall Street Journal grew by 20 percent during the past five years.
Rather than being for improved First Class mail delivery, the alliance seems to be mostly against USPS grocery delivery. In October, the TPA filed a complaint with the Postal Regulatory Commission about the 2-year-long AmazonFresh delivery test.
"Expanding services into the private market is not only wrong because it undercuts private competitors," says TPA President David Williams in Tuesday's video announcement, "but because it is coming at the expense of its government-granted monopoly—mail delivery."
It's unclear who's funding the Alexandria, Va.-based 501c4, which is the Internal Revenue Service's code for civic leagues, social welfare organizations and local employee associations. USA Today points out Crossroads GPS, founded by Karl Rove, is such a social welfare organization. Pro-President Barack Obama group Priorities USA is as well, says The Washington Post.
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