Re: “Is the next step privatizing the postal service?” (blog.thenewstribune.com/letters).
While reading the comments on the letter, it became obvious to me that some people think the U.S. Postal Service is funded by taxes. The USPS is funded solely by the sale of postage and other postal products.
The demise of the USPS would have no impact on the federal budget but would have a very unpleasant impact on those wishing to send a communication. It would be particularly unpleasant if the sender or recipient lived in a rural area.
The founders of our nation realized that communication is …