While the left is drooling over the thought of government-run health care, promising quality and affordability, we may want to take a quick look at how government-run mail delivery is doing:
The U.S. Postal Service reported a $3.8 billion loss in the 2009 fiscal year, and plans to propose to Congress in 2010 that it drop Saturday delivery.
Well, maybe it inherited all of its problems from the Bush administration. Another clip from the article with my bold added:
This is the third year in a row that the agency has posted a loss; it lost $2.8 billion in fiscal 2008, and $5 billion in 2007. The USPS is a self-supporting government agency that receives no tax dollars. It relies solely on the sale of postage and products and services to generate sales
“Self-supporting?” At least that was the plan. Funny how government agencies that promise to be self-supporting seem to have trouble making ends meet.