Congress created USPS problem
My understanding is that the biggest contributor to the postal service’s red
ink is pre-funding for its retirees’ health care, which Congress forces it to
Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution states, in part, “The Congress
shall have Power...To establish Post Offices and post Roads”.
So, in exercising that power and establishing post offices, wouldn’t Congress
have the obligation to fund their operations, despite the Constitution not
explicitly stating that it is to support or maintain them, as it does for the
army and navy?
Bear in mind that until 1970, the postal service was a regular,
tax-supported, agency of the federal government. Congress has the power to
return it to that format and rescind the mandate, or it can sit idly by and
watch the postal service go down the tubes.
Which is the better option for our country?