We just learned that the U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays beginning in August. Supposedly they have been losing money and can no longer afford to pay postal workers for mail delivery on Saturdays.
This "financial crisis" was actually created by Congress in 2006, when they passed a bill requiring the Postal Service to provide 75 years of pensions for future employees. I believe this was a plan to bankrupt the post office, because it is the largest business in this country with a union, and I believe the right wing is against organized labor.
Another tentative plan as a result of this "crisis" would be to close down post offices in rural areas. This would be disastrous to people who live in rural areas. Furthermore, it would kill Washington State's policy of voting by absentee ballots.
I believe this artificial crisis is another power grab by right-wing elitists. If there is any way to rescind the 2006 bill passed by Congress, it must be done.