This [the requirement for the USPS to prefund 75 years’ worth of benefits for employees not even hired] is absolutely an attack on everyone’s favorite branch of the federal government, the one that provides the most common direct service, and it has been since 2006. It is shameful that we have waited so long to defend it, because it is something that actually works.It may seem that 46¢ is a lot to mail an envelope across town, but what about when that envelope goes from Key West, Florida, to Anchorage, Alaska? Yup, same 46¢—quite a bargain!Look up the rate for junk mail—that is outrageous, a give-away to—of course—corporations: direct mailers, advertisers of all sorts. Taking away the USPS’s competitive advantage of Saturday delivery just ensures that average folk—the 99%—get worse service and pay more to private corporations such as FedEx and UPS.
N.B.: This is my comment on Care2’s petition to Congress about the threatened loss of Saturday mail delivery or full privatization of the U.S. Post Office.