Over the past 246 years, there has been no greater bargain than the U.S. Postal Service, which for a few coins, could guarantee delivery of a letter to any address in the continental United States within a few days.
It was something that most of us took for granted — and something many find antiquated in these days of e-mail, online bill-paying and overnight delivery services.
And yet, there are still so many — particularly those living in rural America who don’t have the broadband or the means — dependent on the U.S. Postal Service to stay alive.
Their bills that ensure shelter, heat and safety arrive and are paid through the mail. Their medical prescriptions are delivered with the daily mail. And so are their government checks.