Tuesday, July 26, 2011

USPS to Close 11% of US Post Offices

Still waiting for the day the US military industrial complex announces the closing of 11% of US foreign military bases.  The closing of a single foreign military base would likely save more money than closing 3,653 rural post office branches, but obviously that is not an option.

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce a plan to close 3,653 post offices, mostly in small communities, in a cost-cutting measure, officials said.
A USPS spokeswoman said the post offices were chosen because they get the "least amount of foot traffic and retail sales," The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
They also were selected because there may be local businesses that could provide some postal services to the community, spokeswoman Sue Brennan said.
The list of the closures, amounting to about 11 percent of the USPS' post offices nationwide, will be made public Tuesday by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.