Leave the U.S. Postal Service alone
This is in response to a letter dated Aug 15 and titled “Shut down USPS” and wondered that with a $2B loss in one quarter and nothing is being done. There is a reason for this loss.
In 2006, an absurd law (PAEA) was passed ordering the USPS to set aside $5B annually for 90 years for employees’ retirement fund. Due to this eight-year-old law, the Postal Service is in dire straits. I sent a letter to the editor concerning the USPS and asked four questions.
• Why was this law instituted?
• Were there any other government agencies required to do the same and if not, why not?
• With the service floundering, wouldn’t it be prudent to rescind this law and keep the service viable as well as benefiting many others?
• If the law is not rescinded and the Post Office shuts down, where will the excess funds go and why?
I received a response from only one congressperson. The rhetoric, however, did not address any of the questions presented especially why this law was enacted.
The repeal of this law would take less time and money and bring the Postal Service back to viability. Why isn’t this being done? The postal workers do their jobs very well every day. With a 12 percent approval rating, it is unfortunate that Congress can’t say the same.