Let's get to the real heart of the matter
The whole problem is that a previous (under Bu$h I believe but I could be wrong) administration passed some bull$h!t law that says that the post office has to PRE-pay all the costs of medical benefits or something like that for some great period of time. I may not have that all exactly correct but I know it's something like that.
Even the folks that work at the USPS are saying that this thing that they have to do (by law) is what's breaking them and just getting rid of that or modifying it to be reasonable will solve all the problems. Simple and straightforward.
Many think that this is just a way to privatize the whole thing the way a certain political party wishes to do.
Say what you mean. Mean what you say. But don't say it mean.