Email, Texting and Online Bill Paying is doing to Canada Post what it did to the USPS

Posted by PITHOCRATES - January 19th, 2014

Week in Review

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is going broke.  Thanks to email, texting and online bill paying.  Making the USPS more and more irrelevant these days.  And it’s not just the USPS having this problem (see Ontario mother with sick child urges Canada Post to keep door-to-door delivery by The Canadian Press posted 1/13/2014 on City News Toronto).

An online petition urging Canada Post to reconsider its decision to end door-to-door delivery in urban centres has garnered more than 120,000 signatures…

Canada Post announced some dramatic changes to its operations last month, including plans to phase out the age-old tradition of home delivery in urban areas. The company said that without postal carriers travelling by foot, it would save a significant amount of money…

The petition — posted on the website change.org — draws attention to anyone in Canada who has limited mobility, such as the elderly or disabled, and the possibly dangerous effects this change could have on their lives…

Hamilton said that Canada Post is trying to maintain service to all Canadians but that they need to find innovative ways to do it in order to remain self-sufficient.

Canada Post had projected an annual loss of $1 billion dollars a year by 2020 if they were to continue with the door-to-door delivery.

Part of the reason why Canada can’t afford to keep urban delivery is because they have single-payer health care.  Which is pretty costly.  Especially with Canada having what all advanced economies have.  An aging population.  Which means more people are leaving the workforce and consuming taxpayer benefits than there are people entering the workforce paying taxes.  And with better health care people are living longer into retirement.  Which forces tax rates higher on the working (i.e., the young and healthy) to pay for those not working.

It is interesting that the same people, the young and healthy, are the ones destroying Canadian Post.  For they’re the ones emailing, texting and paying bills online.  Which means they will have to raise taxes further on the young and healthy to support the older generation.  Transferring more and more costs from the old to the young.  Which is what happens in a socialist country.  Generational theft.  Costs keep rising so people have smaller families.  Causing the population to age.  And requiring ever higher tax rates on those in the workforce to pay for the growing numbers who have left the workforce.

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A lot of Teenagers are Making Bad Decisions such as Voting Democrat

Posted by PITHOCRATES - June 9th, 2012

Week in Review

The Democrats go after the youth vote.  In fact they would lower the voting age if they could.  The lower the better.  Because young people make so many bad decisions.  Which is why the Democrats can count on their vote (see One-third of U.S. teens report texting while driving: CDC by David Beasley posted 6/7/2012 on Reuters).

One in three high school students reported they had texted or emailed while driving during the previous 30 days, according to the centers’ 2011 youth risk behavior survey of 15,000 high school students…

In 2010, auto accidents killed 3,115 teens aged 13-19, the CDC said. That was down 44 percent over the past decade, but auto accidents remain the leading cause of teen deaths…

The risk behavior survey found that while cigarette smoking dropped slightly from 2009-2011, more teens smoked marijuana, with 23.1 percent of students saying they had used it one or more times during the previous 30 days. For the first time since the CDC began taking the survey in 1991, more teens said they smoked marijuana than cigarettes.

Nearly 40 percent of students said they had at least one alcoholic drink in the previous 30 days.

High school students are typically not older than 18.  And the legal drinking age is 21 in most places these days.  So these 40% are not great fans of the law.  The legal age to buy and smoke tobacco products in most states is 18.  So those smoking cigarettes are likely underage, too.  (Unless they were held back a few years in school.)  So those smoking cigarettes are also not great fans of the law.

More kids are smoking marijuana than cigarettes.  As marijuana is illegal this is yet another law these kids are breaking.  So these smoking and drinking kids are habitually breaking the law.  And every time they do so it is a bad decision.  Especially if they operate a motor vehicle afterward.  And being that auto deaths are still the leading cause of death for teenagers it is a good chance they’re doing these things while driving.  As well as texting while driving.

A lot of teenagers have a problem with authority.  And when they get a chance to vote they tend to vote against authority.  For someone who isn’t their parent.  So their bad behavior extends to the voting booth.  Where they don’t vote for what is best for their country.  But best for them in the moment.  More lenient drug laws.  Free birth control.  Access to abortion.  Things that are important in their young lives.  And that can facilitate more bad decision making.

That’s why Democrat candidates appear on shows that cater to these teenagers.  To show how unlike their parents they are.  Knowing these kids aren’t interested in monetary or fiscal policy.  Or responsible governing.  They just want to laugh at conservatives.  Party.  And vote for the cool people.  That are more like them than their parents.  So they go on the cool shows.  And shamelessly pander to these kids.  To get their votes.  And destroy their future with their policies.  But by the time these kids catch on to their game and start changing their vote there are more young people coming of age to take their place.  And the pandering continues.  Wooing the young vote before the young are young no more.  And they start making good decisions.

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