The Postal Service gets NO taxpayer funding and funds itself entirely with stamp sales and customer service charges. Nor is it in any danger from its competitors, U.P.S., Fed Ex or DHL, who are not even close to overtaking the U.S.P.S. but instead are its biggest customers as whenever the private services don't want to make rural deliveries they pay U.S.P.S. to make them for them.
The only reason the Republican Congress seems to have wanted to run down the Postal Service seems to be that U.S.P.S. is the second largest employer in the United States after Walmart but is the LARGEST unionized employer.
Not many Americans know these facts. The Occupy Movement should take on the informing them of it and mobilizing them on it as its proper role.
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