Why does the USPS have financial problems?
And its expenses are growing faster than its revenues, in part due to rising compensation and benefits costs combined with continuing declines in volume for First-Class Mail—USPS’s most profitable product.
How in debt is the USPS?
Was the USPS ever in debt?
Who pays USPS debt?
Does the government fund USPS?
How much funding does the USPS get?
Are postal workers government employees?
Is the post office profitable?
What would happen if the Post Office was privatized?
How much money did the USPS lose in 2020?
How does the USPS pension work?
Why we should not privatize USPS?
Who owns USPS now?
Is privatizing the postal service unconstitutional?
The USPS does use private contractors on a regular basis. However, there is a constitutional snag for private ownership. Under Article I, Section 8, only Congress has the power to “establish Post Offices and post Roads,” the latter meaning mail routes.