Stamping out the Postal Service using political ball & chain - Manteca Bulletin It’s time to save the United States Postal Service. And they have to start acting like a business that has to respond to competition. Unfortunately, some of the postal workers whose jobs such moves could save as well as Congress are effectively making it impossible for the Postal Service to do what it must do to survive and thrive. The Postal Service now owes the U.S. Treasury $12 billion even after slashing a third of their work force since1999 to the point they have 532,800 workers left. By year’s end the Postal Service expects to max out its credit line with the U.S. Treasury when their debt hits $15 billion.