While the Postal Service Reform Act has some beneficial provisions, it does not make the fundamental reforms that are needed. It eliminates $57 billion in defaulted debt from the Postal Service, without asking for significant improvements in return. The Act will not improve mail delivery times, spur a reduction and more rigorous analysis of costs, or strengthen the Postal Service’s regulators. All the preceding is sorely needed and the failure to incorporate any of these provisions into this legislation is a major missed opportunity. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses this and related issues in an Op-Ed in InsideSoures here.
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