i really can't understand this talk of killing off the post office --- change it, yes, but eliminate it entirely? cheap and generally reliable, but now a crisis has been manufactured by congress --- just like the state has done with MARTA in restricting how it uses half of its income, a different "they" has done even worse with the USPS and is now closing in for the kill. In both cases, "fiscal responsibility" and all are the purported reasons --- bullshit ---
Union leaders and consumer advocates . . . insist this is all a "manufactured crisis" to drive down wages and break the unions.... Both audits suggest the government has been using post office revenues as a federal pension piggy bank for decades. Were it not for all that lost money, the agency would be in the black.