J. E. Sigler Posted almost 2 years ago Debate: US Postal Service. This sounds like a good solution to me. Decentralizing the service would allow for local needs to be met more appropriately: urban communities can do what suits them, and rural communities get what they need. If I understand correctly, sending from one local branch to another would then operate kinda' similarly to the way one sends between different countries: The sender pays according to the information the sending country/local branch has about the recipient country/local branch's shipping rates, etc., thus ensuring that costs are covered for any cheaper (urban) shipping portions of the trip as well as more expensive (rural) portions of the trip. Is that right? At the same time, urbanites aren't forced to subsidize rural postal delivery via government taxation. They only cover those costs if they're actually shipping there. I hope I understand correctly... If I do, then I think you may have an idea worth sharing here, Mitch!