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  • Townhall: Now the Post Office Wants to Be Your Bank

    Justin Sykes, Americans for Tax Reform on March 7, 2016

    The economically beleaguered United States Postal Service (USPS) is now considering expanding from its core mission of delivering mail to providing banking services. What is concerning about this is that the USPS, which has proven financially incapable of keeping its head above water (even with a government backed monopoly and $18 billion in annual subsidies), could be putting taxpayers further on the hook for this new million if not billion dollar gamble. 

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  • Misguided Postal Reform Would Bilk Taxpayers for Billions of Dollars

    Ross Marchand on September 11, 2018

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    This article originally appeared in the Daily Caller on May 3, 2018
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    Through years of mismanagement and misguided priorities, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has dug itself into a deep financial hole. After posting yet another loss of $540 million for the first quarter of the year and enduring net losses for 11 straight years, USPS officials and lawmakers alike are eager to stem the bleeding. On March 22, Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced a postal reform bill that would make a number of significant changes to USPS operations and liabilities. While some reforms are promising, the heft of the legislation would open the door to further taxpayer subsidization of USPS mismanagement. Cancelling outstanding debt payments and transferring health-related retirement liabilities to Medicare would only set the stage for further taxpayer abuse.  

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  • United States Postal Service Seeks To Continue Temporary Rate Hikes

    David Williams on March 2, 2016

    The financial welfare of the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been of particular concern for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) and other concerned taxpayer advocates. Financial instability, continued loss of focus on delivering the mail, and a lack of leadership and accountability are all plaguing the agency. Unfortunately, there appears to be no recognition of the problems.  

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  • Just in Time for the Holidays, More Financial Losses Reported from the U.S. Postal Service

    Michi Iljazi on November 13, 2015

    Washington - Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released its financial results detailing a loss of $5.1 billion for the 2015 fiscal year. As a continuation of the Postal Service’s financial meltdown, this year marks its ninth consecutive year-end loss of more than a billion dollars. » Read More
  • Forbes: Postal Monopoly Abuse

    Steve Pociask, American Consumer Institute on November 2, 2015

    A new study by a former US Department of Commerce official confirms something that many observers have long concluded – the US Postal Service overcharges its monopoly customers and then uses these proceeds to subsidize unregulated services in direct competition with the private sector. » Read More
  • U.S. Postal Service Needs Principled Leadership and Accountable Oversight

    David Williams on October 28, 2015

    This article appeared in Morning Consult on December 17, 2015

    With more than $52 billion in mounting financial debt since 2007, a number of services that fail to cover product costs and service standards in rapid decline, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is in trouble and the future of dependable mail delivery is in jeopardy. » Read More
  • Troubled Postal Service Continues to Hemorrhage Money According to Latest Quarterly Report

    David Williams on August 11, 2015

    In a case of unsurprising déjà vu, the United States Postal Service (USPS) posted another quarterly loss. According to the 2015 third quarter financial report, USPS was $586 million in the red for the 3-month period ending on June 30. » Read More
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