The U.S. Postal Service hasn’t turned a profit since 2006. Since when does a government-run organization have to turn a profit? Do any of our government programs turn a profit?
The management blames the steady decline in pieces of mail that people are sticking in the mailbox. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen that. I get about the same amount of personal correspondence in the mail that I always have. Overall, I’ve seen a steady increase in the amount of junk mail.
I wonder if the Post Office increases the rates for bulk mail every time they jack the rates for First Class stamps. If they don’t, they should. Why should bulk mailers get such a good deal? They’re already getting a bulk rate, so just give them a slightly less good deal. Add a few cents to their rates and I’m sure the budget would swing back into the black in no time at all. Makes sense too, since the majority of what’s being delivered is the bulk mail to begin with.