You can't judge the USPS by how it's functioning lately because the GOP has been trying to destroy it for decades through voting against proposed improvements that would make things better, to intentionally trying to bankrupt or keep them very poor so they don't function well. The GOP sell us on this bullshit idea of the evils of government and then when they get into office they make government ineffective on purpose to back this up. One thing they've done- Bush passed a law requiring all pensions for all employees be pre-paid. No other government agency has this requirement and it put the USPS into the red from being stable before. It's a huge financial burden that accomplishes nothing else and is very intelligently designed because it sounds good so it's hard to repeal. This was all carefully thought out by the GOP think tanks. The USPS could easily be much better if our government let them. They're being sabotaged on purpose.