Today we're taking a look at the article, The Postal Service Outrage, by Dave Johnson of The Campaign for America's Future. In previous posts, we looked at Bullet Points 1 and 2.
Bullet Point #3: Unlike other government agencies (like the military) since 1970 the Postal Service is required to break even. Once more: the Department of Defense is not required to break even.
If you think about it, we basically could end all of our wars -- including the drone war -- if we required the Department of Defense to break even every year. Our military aggression is funded almost solely through borrowing. So, if we only could borrow an amount that we could repay by the end of the year, we couldn't attack much of anyone!
What about the FBI and Homeland Security. How much could they accomplish if they too were mandated to break even each year?
It certainly makes one wonder WHY the USPS -- and no one else -- is stuck with this unreasonable mandate. If we didn't know any better, you would almost think that Congress purposely was trying to ruin the USPS. But, why, oh why, would they want to do that?