Just saw this article where the postal service will not be allowed to raise rates above the inflation index. "Congress has passed legislation that will generally prohibit the Postal Service from raising postage rates beyond the rate of inflation for the next 10 years, in order to help the USPS better compete against other delivery companies." In return they don't have to fund the retirment of the military men. "In exchange for accepting the new restrictions, the USPS will be relieved of billions in employee retirement expenses. The Postal Service had been required to pay retirement benefits earned by its workers during any time they spent in military service." I wonder who will fund that retirement? Perhaps you, the taxpayer?