TLP: Ay, Caramba! Stamp Sales Bad News for the Springfield Mailman

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Not even some of the most popular imaginary characters to ever show up on teevee can help the U.S. Postal Service salvage itself from financial ruin.

The Washington Post:
In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the Postal Service produced 1 billion of “The Simpsons” stamps. It sold 318 million.

A Postal Service inspector general’s report singled out the overproduction of stamps marking the 20th anniversary of the cartoon as an example of failing to align stamp production with demand.

The service could save $2 million annually by ending overproduction of stamps that, like the Simpsons run, end up being destroyed when they don’t sell, the inspector general said.
The thing is, the way the USPS wastes money, that's not even a lot of d'oh.

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


W.C. Varones said...

Does it even matter?

The mailmen already defaulted on their health care obligation, and Congress is still letting them burn cash on autopilot.

Even ripping off the taxpayers for their health care won't make them solvent.

Kill the USPS before they burn more of our money!

"Beer. Now there’s a temporary solution."
-Homer Simpson

LOL who even buys stamps? I can't tell you the last time I had to use one.