@Blu-ray, I went looking for whether the USPS uses tax dollars and they say they don't. Now here is the magical question, if they don't use tax money, then where did the 8 billion dollar shortfall in 2009 come from? Someone had to foot the bill, and I think we both know who's paying that. Also, if the USPS does make a profit, the government takes the excess and uses it to plug other agencies. So, do we want to pretend that tax dollars don't fund them and just lie about it?