Finland's government has decided to put Internet access in the home of all of its citizens, recognizing the way people use technology and that their postal system (like ours) has seen its best days. The government has decided to embrace the modern world and do as much business with its citizens as possible on-line.
Meanwhile, back in the U.S., our Postal Service is asking the U.S. Government to give them billions in bailout. They are going broke partially because technology has made the transfer of media much quicker and because of some serious mismanagement. We've all read the stories. Many of us have painfully had our own experiences with their lack of efficiency.
Remember the last time the Government gave bailouts? The banks thanked the people by adding fees to everything they could. We've seen this movie before! What will we get from the Post Office? Higher prices and less service?
It's time to realize that the U.S. Post Office is headed the way of 8-Track tapes and vinyl records. it almost inevitable. Each has an important place in our history, but we must keep up with a quickly changing world.
Instead of bailouts, our government should follow Finland's example and put the billions of dollars into modernizing how we do business. If you still like receiving catalogs and junk mail...well, our government can charge businesses and corporations to send them to you electronically. This will help reduce the cost, and if run properly, may even turn a profit.
I am urging you to call your congressmen and senators and ask them to vote no on handing billions in bailouts to the postal dinosaur!