Monday, April 12, 2010

On other news, water is wet

(Via the Drudge Report)

The U.S. Postal Service's current business model "is not viable" and the mail agency should make deeper job and wage cuts, hire more part-time staff and consider outsourcing operations, according to a draft of a government audit acquired by The Federal Eye.

Auditors also urge Congress to remove restrictions on the Postal Service's ability to cut Saturday mail delivery and close post offices, according to the report, which offers recommendations similar to the USPS's own proposed 10-year business plan.

Of course, we could just save all that money and close the Post Office altogether. Let UPS, FedEx and anyone else who wants to handle the business handle it.

Some will say that this is too radical, but I hold that if we lovers of liberty do not start getting radical, we're going to lose. This is as good a place as any to start putting Leviathan back into the cage.


Jason Cato said...

Funny thing is, the Post Office is one of the few Constitutional duties of the Federal government.

Anonymous said...

What, a government function going under, shocking.

The Freeholder said...

Actually, Section 8 says it is a power of Congress, not a duty. There is a difference.