Letter: There’s massive waste inside huge Fortune 500 companies, he saysTO THE EDITOR: Ms. Dhawan, I appreciate your argument; moreover, I respect the way you argue.
By: Martin Gaslin, Ellsworth, Pierce County Herald
TO THE EDITOR: Ms. Dhawan, I appreciate your argument; moreover, I respect the way you argue.
Having said that, I would like to point out one other fact that is harming the USPS as a “semi-private” organization. I hope you consider that Congress mandates the schedule of when the USPS pays its financial obligations. No other entity, either private or government, must prepay benefits. The inflexibility imposed would be more than burdensome to anyone.
As to the larger point of our discussion, private verses government institutions and the waste involved. It is common knowledge that the government wastes taxpayer dollars. It’s our money. I understand that.
I hope you understand the waste of the private sector. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the inside workings of Fortune 500 companies, but there is massive waste. I’m not talking small “mom and pop” businesses, but huge companies.
For professional reasons, I won’t name any, but they entail everything from where you get your energy to the cereal you eat. All this waste is passed on to us. At the gas pump, the light switch and the grocery store. All major companies have waste in man hours, materials and vending, just like the U.S. Government. It’s inherent and inescapable with freedom.
I hope we can agree that business and government have a symbiotic relationship. The individuals that compromise business are not evil, the same holds true of government workers. Both have over reach at times, one is for profit, the other is supposed to be for the nation’s benefit.
We may disagree about what is best policy for our nation’s future. I hope we can agree on two things. First, continue dialogue in a respectful manner, second, be grateful we have the freedom to do so.
America is not as tyrannical as some think.