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This Is What Government Reform Looks Like: Postal Service Edition

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23.02.2019

The state of the United States Postal Service (USPS) is not good. The agency is hemorrhaging resources, losing $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2019 on top of $3.9 billion in net losses for 2018. This financial malaise has many causes, but the USPS’ system of reselling stamps far below regular prices via shady middlemen certainly didn’t help.

Fortunately, the situation just got a tad less dire with the USPS discontinuing their partnership with leading reselling middleman Stamps.com on February 21. This announcement came after it became clear that the “partnership” was lopsided and would only grow more lopsided as time went on. To be sure, there were many missed opportunities and zig-zags before the USPS rightly decided to call it quits. But this important first step toward reform shows that beleaguered agencies are in fact capable of stopping reckless programs and spending dead in their tracks. And given a government run amok and $22 trillion in debt, now is the time for agencies to put their collective foot down and demand more accountability........

© Townhall