The United States Postal Service lost $3.8 billion dollars for this fiscal year. Isn't it great that we have given this government agency a monopoly over mail? Think about this for a moment: despite the fact that competition with the United States Postal Services' first class mail monopoly is a federal crime, it still is not able to turn a profit! Imagine that!
The Postal Service exists for one purpose alone: to provide union jobs for government employees. Of course, the other reason is that this present (Democrat) Congress does not believe in liberty and does not like the idea of anyone challenging an iron-clad government monopoly. This is important to keep in mind because once the "government option" (ephetistaically referred to as the "public option" in the health care debate) becomes the law of the land, Congress will also resist any effort to open up competition with a failed government agency. We do not expect privatization efforts to succeed with this Democrat-controlled Congress, but now is the best time to campaign on a platform of privatization of the United States Postal Service.