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Rural Post Offices

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  • Independent
    Eagle, CO
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    I have lived in the mountains of Colorado the past twenty six (26) years and in that time I have not had home or business mail delivery. I have also had more packages returned than I can count. I'm sure you have had the same experience if you live in an area without mail delivery. My question is, "Why are we still putting up with this?" Are we not fourteen (14) years into the 21st century? It is time for our congressmen to take action. Give us home and business delivery or at least have our Post Offices associate our physical address with our P.O. Box. If you are in the same predicament as me, let your representative know by posting here or writing them directly. Thank you.
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Charlotte, NC
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    Just to be clear, you're stating you live in an area in the Colorado mountains, that does not have mail delivery. So you have never gotten mail delivered to your door. And you feel like a mail delivery system should be implemented in your town. Is that correct?
  • Liberal
    Independent
    Durham, NH
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    If you want mail delivery I guess you have to move out of the mountains to civilization where you will recieve it!
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I am going to assume that this is not a recent problem as you claim to have lived there for there past 26 years, so my question is why now is it a problem? how do you mail your letters or packages? Do you not go into the closest town on occasion to take care of business such as groceries, fuel for your heating ,doctor appointments and such, do you feel that it's the government obligation to ensure you of door delivery of your mail, just curious that's all.
  • Independent
    Eagle, CO
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    We have never had mail delivery to our door. UPS, FedEx, etc. deliver to our door but not if the shipper sends it in a way that it goes through our Post Office. This is a relatively new problem, maybe two (2) or more years old. Before, the only time it was a problem was when a friend or family member sent a package using our home address.
  • Independent
    Eagle, CO
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    I don't believe it is the governments obligation to ensure door delivery. I believe the Post Office has taken on a new service, individuals and companies pay money for them to deliver their packages and they do not perform the service they have signed up for. I would have said the same thing about any company but in this case the only pressure I can exert is on our government who over sees them.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Cabin:



    I'm not sure why UPS can deliver to your door and the Post Office can't, since my parents had rural mail delivery service over 100 years ago.

    What I'm more concerned about is Darrell Issa's attempt to reduce mail service to the rest of us. The article below provides more information, but you can find other articles about the topic fairly easily:

    http://www.thenation.com/blog/177781/darrell-issas-cruelest-cut-seriously-cynical-attack-postal-service#

    The article below explains the "deficit" that the Post Office currently has, which actually isn't a deficit at all:

    http://my.firedoglake.com/kaytillow/2011/09/26/whats-the-real-story-behind-the-postal-crisis/
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: Cabin:



    I'm not sure why UPS can deliver to your door and the Post Office can't, since my parents had rural mail delivery service over 100 years ago.

    What I'm more concerned about is Darrell Issa's attempt to reduce mail service to the rest of us. The article below provides more information, but you can find other articles about the topic fairly easily:

    http://www.thenation.com/blog/177781/darrell-issas-cruelest-cut-seriously-cynical-attack-postal-service#

    The article below explains the "deficit" that the Post Office currently has, which actually isn't a deficit at all:

    http://my.firedoglake.com/kaytillow/2011/09/26/whats-the-real-story-behind-the-postal-crisis/
    May be in the future they will drop your mail via a drone; so make sure the coyote does not get hold of it or it falls into the creek and floats away.
    Anyway e-mail should work; ever tried pigeons?