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8 Ways to Solve the Postal Service's Budget Problems


With the Postal Service poised to end Saturday delivery in the name of cost-cutting, The Onion has come up with a list of other ideas to address USPS's budget woes.

Unfortunately, because it's The Onion, they're not exactly serious. Unless you think any of the following proposals might actually work:

  • "Looting any mail resembling a birthday card from a grandparent."
  • "Offering a free largemouth bass mailbox with the purchase of a USPS Premium account."
  • "Launching new 'Please, Anyone, For The Love Of God, Mail Something' series of commercials."

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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