The post office, which is facing a second year of losses totaling $8 billion or more, has cut 110,000 jobs over the last four years and is currently engaged in eliminating 7,500 administrative staff. It has also reduced costs by $12 billion.
The post office has asked Congress to change or drop the requirement that it make a $5.5 billion annual payment into a fund to cover future retirement disability benefits. No other government agency is required to make such a payment.
Now the next government leap will be into running and managing our health care system.