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BuyLower, you really need to re-read this:

It's true the post office faces financial challenges. But the financial problems are in large part a direct result of an onerous and ill-considered 2006 law called the "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act" (PAEA) that mandates pre-funding the postal service retiree health care and pension benefits for 75 years — something that no other government agency or private company is forced to do.

The vast majority — 85% — of the budget red ink comes from this pre-funding mandate. The PAEA was created by Republicans intent on goal: Killing a government service for the sake of proving that government can't work.


Republicans have manufactured a financial problem within the USPS aimed at driving it out of business.

P.S. You can bet every federal legislator will have his/her hand out for an increase in office budgets if the USPS disappears and their franking privilege disappears.
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