Postal Service. The Postal Service cost structure is in many ways dictated by Congress. “The Postal Service cost structure is in many ways dictated by Congress,” James S. O’Rourke, an expert on the agency at Notre Dame law school, told me. The political side of things is that paring back postal services is feared by lawmakers as an almost certain vote-loser. What the Postal Service’s critics (including Trump) almost never mention is that the real drag on its earnings is another congressional directive.
Source: Los Angeles Times January 02, 2018 22:27 UTC