Salon has a good piece on the Republican attack on the Postal Service by Josh Eedelson:
"As Monday night turned to Tuesday, the United States Postal Service defaulted on a legally required $5.6 billion payment toward health benefits for retired employees. The failure to make that payment is sure to be cited by those calling for more sacrifice from postal customers and workers – from USPS management to members of Congress.
"But make no mistake: Congress, particularly Republicans, is mostly to blame for the problem.
"That’s because the Postal Service – unlike any other public or private institution in the United States of America – is bound to pre-fund 75 years of healthcare benefits over a decade." Read more.