My eyes were recently opened to the real reason the Postal Service is in trouble and I felt compelled to voice my support for this great fixture of Americana.
Starting with its first postmaster, Benjamin Franklin back in 1775, the Postal Service has provided a valuable service to anyone from any background who had but a few cents for a stamp.
What other government organization is as reliable, as useful and as completely self-sustaining as the Postal Service?
The public has been led to believe the fall of this great institution is the Internet, but the real culprit is the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 that requires the prefunding of the postal workers retirement fund 75 years into the future, which equates to roughly $5.5 billion annually! This bill has killed the Postal Service. Without it, business would be fine. What business has been lost in letters is made up for in online shopping. Post offices can be saved by repealing this ridiculous bill.
The Postal Service might be more American than apple pie, but unfortunately bureaucracy is killing it. We wouldn't let bureaucracy be the end of apple pie would we?