You know an operation is affiliated with the government when the first thing they think of doing when they want to turn the business around and win back customers is to make service worse:
Here’s the latest bid by the U.S. Postal Service to cut its losses: slower mail. The Postal Service, which is trying to cut $20 billion in operating costs by 2015, is asking the Postal Regulatory Commission to let it relax delivery standards for first-class mail, which includes letters and bills.
Hey, it’s not like people have other options like FedEx or UPS. What? Oh, nevermind.