Can a great hol­i­day sea­son save the US Postal Ser­vice? Sad­ly, no

The Unit­ed States Postal Ser­vice booked a loss for fis­cal 2023 of about $6.5 bil­lion. The nation­wide deliv­ery agency pre­dicts that its 10-year plan will right the fis­cal deliv­ery vehi­cle of state, but it was expect­ing low­er loss­es this year — about $2 bil­lion low­er.
An obvi­ous cul­prit is high­er-than-expect­ed infla­tion, which has made just about every­thing more expen­sive. But one expert says the prob­lem runs much deep­er than that. Even a great hol­i­day sea­son is unlike­ly to halt the carrier’s decline.
BIDEN SKIPS CLIMATE CONFERENCE AS HIS GREEN AGENDA IS CRITICIZED AT HOME
“It’s a struc­tur­al deficit,” Kevin Kosar, a senior fel­low at the Amer­i­can Enter­prise Insti­tute, told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er. “Costs are very, very dif­fi­cult to con­trol.”
When oth­er gov­ern­ment agen­cies come up short, they can ask Con­gress to cov­er it thro …