Too often, taxpayers have had to put up with costly government programs that only expand over time. America’s mail carrier has more than its fair share of red ink, and the agency’s mission creep and inefficient operations certainly haven’t helped.
Due to dubious discounts supposedly passed along to bulk postage buyers, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has had real trouble raising revenue to meet growing expenses. For years, companies participating in the reseller program have used these discounts to pad profits while undermining the USPS’ business model. This program is fortunately coming to an end, giving taxpayers and consumers a rare cause for celebration. Other agencies should take the USPS’ lead and give much-needed scrutiny to floundering operations.