New ‘Save the Post Office’ White House Petition Started

Another petition asking President Obama to “Save the Post Office” has been started on the White House’s “We the People” website. The petition is in response to the recent Esquire article “Do We Really Want to Live Without the Post Office?” and begins with the same glaring mistake as the article: “The Postal Service is not a federal agency. It does not cost taxpayers a dollar. It loses money only because Congress mandates that it do so.” While it’s undeniably true that the USPS is self-supporting, and wouldn’t have a net loss absent the 2006 PAEA pre-funding requirement, it IS,

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