Is the United States Postal Service under attack?
October 8, 2013 6:44 AM Subscribe
I read somewhere that the United States Postal Service does not receive any federal or state funds from taxes, that they do all of their own accounting.
posted by shipbreaker to law & government (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
And that politicians in Washington invented a law a few years ago, forcing them to be sure they would be able to pay all postal-worker pensions for up to 75 years forward into the future, putting a severe financial strain on the already overwhelmed Post Office, in an attempt to weaken it, so the politicians could then move in and "privatize" it, in order to get access to all the profits that they generate.
Sounded like a very, very interesting conspiracy theory. Is there any truth to it?