So now the federal government has figured out how to save money by moving the mail-sorting process to Portland. Think of the money saved by not having to do this in Bend anymore.
Wait a minute — the mail still has to be sorted, doesn’t it? Yes, but look at the money we save by not having to do it in Bend. Are they going to do it free of charge in Portland? Or will this very same function require hiring more people in Portland, not to mention more space? Plus the added convenience of Portland only being 170 miles away, so we only have an additional delay of one day! Ah, the great minds in Washington!