Yesterday, Postmaster General Jack Potter spoke to the National Press Club.
His comments (Click here to read and click here to see a video) were pretty pointed as to the state of the Postal Service. During the question-and-answer portion, he addressed the big picture of the Postal Service.
"We need a 50,000 foot view of the Postal Service," he said, challenging national thinking on the direction on our future.
“I want to establish a public dialogue about the future of the Postal Service, not as it existed yesterday, nor as it exists today, but as it evolves and changes for tomorrow,” said Potter. “This is about determining the role for the Postal Service so that it has a relevant and viable place in the fabric of our nation decades into the future.”
He is hoping to spur a national dialogue on our mission -- perhaps to something much bigger than the mail.
So, let's start the talk right here in Ole Ben's Pub. What you would like to see us do? Banking? Groceries? Broadband? Government Services? Lottery?
My vote would be for blacksmithing, dart playing and brewing, but I'm afraid in today's culture these won't fly.
Click here and share your ideas.