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(Washington Post)   Because everybody secretly wants to look like a postal worker, USPS announces its plans to release a new line of USPS outerwear. And for some reason this agency keeps losing money. It's a mystery   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 129
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2013-02-19 07:34:59 PM  
Post Office made money, my friend.

Pensions, they are a biatch to fund for a guaranteed 70 years.
 
2013-02-19 08:18:06 PM  
This will go great with my male stripper routine. Package delivered, indeed.
 
2013-02-19 08:21:55 PM  
Stop making the USPS pay 75 years of pensions in 5 years and their deficit almost disappears or completely disappears, I'm not sure which.
 
2013-02-19 08:25:40 PM  
An additional revenue stream is a bad thing, right Subby?
 
2013-02-19 08:30:25 PM  
Damn!  They almost had email licked and now this!
 
2013-02-19 08:32:32 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

/would be glad to have the men behind this plan in his kitchen
 
2013-02-19 08:41:39 PM  
I wonder if they're gonna sell those plastic WW1 looking rain/sun hat things

I would buy one of those
 
2013-02-19 08:48:55 PM  
I dunno, I'd totally get a post office jacket.
 
2013-02-19 09:18:54 PM  
I hear the David Berkowitz line they have planned is killer.
 
2013-02-19 09:32:00 PM  

Hobo Jr.: Post Office made money, my friend.

Pensions, they are a biatch to fund for a guaranteed 70 years.


Yup. Done in one.
 
2013-02-19 09:32:08 PM  
FirstNationalBastard has the right idea. USPS should hire John Ratzenberger for the ad campaign, I think they'd see some decent sales figures.
 
2013-02-19 09:33:18 PM  

publikenemy: I wonder if they're gonna sell those plastic WW1 looking rain/sun hat things

I would buy one of those


Ahh the pith helmet. I'd buy one too.
 
2013-02-19 09:35:27 PM  
Hobo Jr.:
Post Office made money, my friend.
Pensions, they are a biatch to fund for a guaranteed 70 years.


No, they didn't make money.

Without that pension payment, the Post Office only lost $11 billion last year, instead of $16 billion.
 
2013-02-19 09:35:40 PM  
I won't wear anything that implies I can only come six times a week.
 
2013-02-19 09:36:06 PM  
Subby is either completely herpy-derpity or is the person who came up with the USPS pension plan.
 
2013-02-19 09:36:51 PM  

Meatybrain: I won't wear anything that implies I can only come six times a week.


It's going down to five, soon.
 
2013-02-19 09:37:50 PM  
www.tpwd.state.tx.us

These are a steal!
 
2013-02-19 09:37:57 PM  
Cool idea. The only problem I can see is this is how you look like to half the dogs in the neighborhood:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-19 09:39:01 PM  
But it's Designer Fail.
 
2013-02-19 09:39:18 PM  
Subby doesn't understand how republicans keep passing stupid rules for the post office to follow as a back door to privatization. They would much prefer their buddies make money and not the Postal Service. It's a public service. People don't complain about the fire department not making a profit.
 
2013-02-19 09:39:46 PM  
I've looked like I was going to go postal for years

/keeps strangers from bothering me
//mostly
 
2013-02-19 09:40:02 PM  

anotar: Cool idea. The only problem I can see is this is how you look like to half the dogs in the neighborhood:
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 416x650]


Holy crap ! Lady gaga went back in time ?

/kidding
 
2013-02-19 09:40:32 PM  
www.uspostalshirts.com
 
2013-02-19 09:40:39 PM  
The overpaid postal union is a big part of the reason the USPS is losing money like a drunken sailor. The rules that allow "double dipping" upon retirement are a big problem as well (put enough time in 2 branches of government and collect pensions from both).

/NOT a union man
 
2013-02-19 09:41:08 PM  
each postal worker gets 3 million dollar pension. how is that right?
 
2013-02-19 09:41:28 PM  
FTFA: The licensing agreement allows the Postal Service to collect royalty fees for its new product line without investing money to produce the gear, Betts said.

How can this possibly fail? Maybe not wildly succeed, but fail?

Unless it possibly damages the good name of their other fine apparel products like the umm... oh yeah the retro market for those USPS Lance Armstrong jerseys, these things could ruin the good name they have worked so hard to build up!
 
2013-02-19 09:42:42 PM  
flamingboard:
Subby doesn't understand how republicans keep passing stupid rules for the post office to follow as a back door to privatization. They would much prefer their buddies make money and not the Postal Service. It's a public service. People don't complain about the fire department not making a profit.

Also, anyone who complains about the post office has never had a courier service heave a box containing a laptop or other fragile item over a six foot fence and consider it "delivered".  Or alternately, sneak onto your door step while you are home and leave a "we missed you" notice without even knocking.
 
2013-02-19 09:44:27 PM  

No Such Agency: ...sneak onto your door step while you are home and leave a "we missed you" notice without even knocking.


More like "You missed Them".
 
2013-02-19 09:46:39 PM  
l2.yimg.com
 
2013-02-19 09:48:36 PM  
It's not a mystery. It loses money because it's meant to be accessible. Not everyone can afford Fedex rates to send a letter. Not everyone can afford a computer and internet to send a letter electronically. USPS can obviously make money if they start charging $5 per stamp. Think about that it submitter, you'll get it eventually. Imbecile.
 
2013-02-19 09:49:59 PM  
Ahh yes, the "You don't like some government program, but can't outright get rid of it, so you get on the committee that controls it and slowly break it from the inside to prove it doesn't work and never did" plan.  For more information see NASA.
 
2013-02-19 09:51:47 PM  
I was looking for a new outfit that would make every dog on the planet want to bite me.
 
2013-02-19 09:52:59 PM  
It's a lot easier to look for packages left by FEDEX/UPS when dressed like a postal worker no one really questions you.
 
2013-02-19 09:53:03 PM  
Republican bullshiat prepaid retirement for future employees scam aside, I would totally rock a pair of USPS shorts with navy over-the-calf socks and black shoes.
 
2013-02-19 09:53:44 PM  
Ya, that's why the postal service is losing money... not because congress forces them to overpay rail freight for piss poor, frequently late service instead of the old way of paying Amtrak for reliable service... not because the GOP rammed through a bill forcing the USPS to pay 30 years ahead of it's pensions, so it's paying pension funds for people who haven't even been hired yet... no, it's because outerwear. The GOP is a bunch of anti-American saboteurs who are destroying the American dream and way of life one little bit at a time, post office included.
 
2013-02-19 09:54:02 PM  

cirby: Hobo Jr.:
Post Office made money, my friend.
Pensions, they are a biatch to fund for a guaranteed 70 years.

No, they didn't make money.

Without that pension payment, the Post Office only lost $11 billion last year, instead of $16 billion.


Incorrect. Their pension payments last year were over $11 Billion (I believe the 2011 payment was deferred to 2012) They had $4-5 Billion in other losses due to other issues..  However, without the House completely preventing USPS management from doing anything to fix the problems and forcing those payments, they will continue to bleed money.  From 2006-2010, without the pension funding requirement, the USPS would have made $6.8 Billion (I don't have the exact numbers for 2011-2012 handy, but they would still be ahead).
 
2013-02-19 09:55:03 PM  
Congress is the reason the USPS is doing so poorly. There are many Congressman that have a terminal woody about breaking the USPS Union.
 
2013-02-19 09:55:12 PM  
Subby's derp is showing.
 
2013-02-19 09:55:59 PM  
Hey, all the USPS is doing is licensing out the name. Sounds like a profit deal to me.
 
2013-02-19 09:56:44 PM  

publikenemy: I wonder if they're gonna sell those plastic WW1 looking rain/sun hat things

I would buy one of those


Hell yeah!
 
2013-02-19 09:58:04 PM  
Fulfilling my mail escort dreams.....
 
2013-02-19 09:58:07 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: cirby: Hobo Jr.:
Post Office made money, my friend.
Pensions, they are a biatch to fund for a guaranteed 70 years.

No, they didn't make money.

Without that pension payment, the Post Office only lost $11 billion last year, instead of $16 billion.

Incorrect. Their pension payments last year were over $11 Billion (I believe the 2011 payment was deferred to 2012) They had $4-5 Billion in other losses due to other issues..  However, without the House completely preventing USPS management from doing anything to fix the problems and forcing those payments, they will continue to bleed money.  From 2006-2010, without the pension funding requirement, the USPS would have made $6.8 Billion (I don't have the exact numbers for 2011-2012 handy, but they would still be ahead).


new politics means they get their own facts and their own math, it has nothing to do with congress forcing them to overfund their pension, nothing at all, because the GOP surely wouldn't sabotage our own government like that.
 
2013-02-19 09:58:55 PM  
Does anyone else see the implications of having access to clothing with badges that would possibly allow entry into a house with just a simple knock on the door holding an official looking package?

Or did I just give some nut an idea?
 
2013-02-19 09:59:00 PM  
about.usps.com
 
2013-02-19 09:59:45 PM  
Who cares?  It's not a business.  It's a government service.

Could it be more efficient and modernized?  Sure.  But it's not a farking for profit entity.
 
2013-02-19 09:59:58 PM  
Someday, this day will be known as Hipster Christmas. Mark my words.
 
2013-02-19 10:00:14 PM  
It worked for Ferrari. Let's give them a chance.
 
2013-02-19 10:02:48 PM  

GAT_00: Stop making the USPS pay 75 years of pensions in 5 years and their deficit almost disappears or completely disappears, I'm not sure which.


Yep.   Gat's a far left socialist and I'm a right leaning libertarian whackjob. When WE agree on something, well, that's a pretty small Venn diagram, and I'd assume we're right.  It's just numbers, folks, there's no question.
 
2013-02-19 10:04:50 PM  
I live in Canada, and would love to walk around in a USPS jacket.

//I saw a guy in a Mexican Federal Police jacket the other day.
///I yelled "Mira! Tu es policia?" at him. I think I scared him.
 
2013-02-19 10:05:03 PM  

MontanaDave: Republican bullshiat prepaid retirement for future employees scam aside, I would totally rock a pair of USPS shorts with navy over-the-calf socks and black shoes.


The prepaid retirement wasn't a Republican thing. Obama is making them do it and then stealing the money (reallocating) to help fund obamacare. Short term it makes the postal service look bad but makes obamacare look viable. Long term both will fail because of it.
 
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