The US Postal Service “lost $15.9 billion last fiscal year and an additional $1.3 billion in the quarter that ended Dec. 31.”
Why is a federal government agency lobbying? Makes you wonder if some people view the USPS as primarily a make-work program for union members.
Postal Union Millions to Democrats Roils Saturday Cuts – Bloomberg: All but five of Congress’s 255 Democrats and independents received campaign donations from postal worker union groups in the past six years, raising the political risk of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s move to end Saturday mail delivery. Political action committees for the seven postal unions contributed $9.6 million from 2007 to 2012 to current members of Congress, 91 percent of it to Democrats and two independents who caucus with them, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from the Federal Election Commission and the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group.