USPS = 160 BILLION pieces of mail delivered per year. And the USPS is fully funded by its fees. NO federal general fund dollars -- i.e. 'tax payer dollars -- are used in the USPS Budget. The only 'budget deficit' experienced by the USPS is a result of a dumb-ass congressional mandate that requires USPS -- unlike every other government agency and certainly unlike ANY private business -- to set aside funds to cover ALL retirement costs upfront for every CURRENT and FUTURE employee long before those employees retire (and before 'projected' emplyees are even hired). That's like mandating that a 25-year-old worker who plans to get a job next year have in savings TODAY every dollar they'll need for their entire retirement period. This USPS pension fund 'pre-funding' is one of the stupidest ideas Congress -- a body known for passing stupid legislation -- ever conceived of.