Expand the Post Office. Stop using US Postal Service revenues (all non-taxpayer) to reduce the deficit, and eliminate the $5.5 billion annual fee to pre-fund retiree health benefits. Lifting this onerous requirement would make it unnecessary to close mail processing centers, and revenues could be used for reforms and expanded services instead -- starting with a postal banking system offering savings accounts, check cashing, small loans and other basic financial services.
Just like during the Depression reinvent the WPA in order to build roads and bridges. We could create jobs and have a steady stream of bodies available to build these projects. So many qualified workers from companies who bailed overseas or out completely are available and we should use their abilities to the fullest.
Internet: We need the world's fastest and most affordable options. Most of us have one choice of high-speed Internet at home: the cable company. A monopoly means we're paying too much for too little. Some towns, here and abroad, have affordable "gigabit" connections that are 20 times as fast as what 82% of Americans have currently. Along with some basic rules, we can create real competition, including from city governments. Let's ensure open, high-speed, affordable Internet options for all.
Major infrastructure investment. Fund a sustained program of $400 billion per year in total non-military physical domestic infrastructure investment using a combination of direct federal borrowing and federal credit support for state and local programs. It would create 4 million direct jobs in place for 10 years, plus jobs created through the impact on consumer demand, plus more jobs created by manufacturing the materials and otherwise indirectly supporting this infrastructure investment.
Joint support of Post Office and Amtrak to allow Amtrak to move the mail again. Congress removed the authority for Amtrak to serve mail or express business with rail transport of mail. This impacts the Post Office that it can not take advantage of the lower cost of rail movement of mail. This restriction was put in place to insure that airlines, private mail and express firms would face no competition and could charge any price for their service. 1 RR mail car carries more than 5 big trucks.
Super High Speed Trains (over 300 MPH). If the French, Japanese, Chinese can accomplish these trains why are we stuck with Airlines. Forget Keystone Pipeline for jobs, a high speed train system would employ a lot of workers. additionally, after completion unlike Keystone again it would require a lot of workers
My proposal for a law to save the USPS. Part One:Take out the poison pill of funding pensions for people not yet born. Part Two: Expand what the post office can do, like offer LTE Internet and Satellite television Services for the public at low prices. After all, the Post Office is the only branch of government enumerated specifically to inform the population (through newspaper/magazine distribution to every town in america, no matter population size). USPS Digital Modernization ACT
Much more money should be spent by the federal government to purchase and establish solar photo electric farms. You might not believe this, but it is true that about 250 to 300 square miles of solar panels could product enough electricity to supply THE ENTIRE NEEDS OF THE UNITED STATES. That's a strip 30 miles long by 10 miles wide. Why aren't we doing it? Even spread all over the country in smaller sizes.