Why can't our 'foreign aide' be used for the United States Postal Service?
The United States Postal Service is a 'federal' institution, therefore, they deserve aide to keep them going. 99% of our foreign aide goes to countries who never pay us back - so why can't we just keep the money here and use it where it's needed the most.....and NOT in the pockets of elected officials.
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
the PO WAS a federal service until ??? is is Now "privatized" gets NO federal funds but has lots of federal regulations.
times change postal was once voluntary : going North, East West or South? pick up a letter stuck to a Post at the cross roads and carry it to the next town
the Pony express a private cross country mail carrier ( before telegraphs ) would ride from missouri to the west coast in 10 days carrying a paper letter for $15 (???) a fortune in those days.
only lasted a few months until the telegraph went cross country.
America gives a very small % of its national income in 'Foreign Aid' most is military political pay offs.Source(s): history
- Anonymous9 years ago
The Postal Service does not qualify for foreign aid because it is not a foreign entity.
- 9 years ago
The use of mail delivery has been in steep decline for about 15 years due to email & other uses.
No injection of cash is gonna save the post office as is.