Congress Says the Check Is in the Mail

Congress is already congratulating itself on a bipartisan “reform” of the U.S. Postal Service. The House bill passed 342-92 this month, and it has good prospects in the Senate. Too bad this legislation is an accounting shuffle that’s comic in how much it misses the point.

In other words, lawmakers want to give the USPS permission to quit making payments that it stopped making a decade ago. What an idea! Perhaps the IRS, which failed to answer 250 million incoming calls last year, could cut that to zero calls by refusing to pay the phone bill.


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