Here's another link to an article on essentially the same subject:http://www.messengernews.net/page/c...tml?nav=5010
However, I was surprised at these statistics as mentioned in the article, namely:
1. The Postal Service is hemorrhaging $23 million a day;
2. There are 32,000 post office buildings across the U.S., 75 percent of which are leased;
3. There are some offices that may only have two transactions a day.
When asked why the Postal Service isn't viable like services such as FedEx or United Parcel Service...there were two significant differences: One, UPS and FedEx don't deliver to every address six days a week; and two, private companies can focus their efforts on areas that are most profitable [but the U.S.] Postal Service focuses its efforts on universal mail service for everyone in the U.S., regardless of where they live.