Flipping through a magazine at the airport today, I came upon a full-page ad for the U.S. Postal Service, mentioning how it offers the lowest overnight rates.
In the words of Zbigniew Cheezinski, DISGUSTING! Seriously, think about this. Not only does the USPS have a legally-enforced monopoly on first-class mail, but we actually pay taxes to help them steal business away from legitimate private-sector companies.
And they have the nerve to claim to have the lowest rates...as if the rates would be anywhere near where they are without massive taxpayer subsidies. People complain about Walmart setting low prices to drive out competition, but it's happening within our own government! Where are the hippie protesters when we need them?
I seriously see no need for the USPS to exist. The fact that they need to advertise to avoid losing business to "competitors" is clear proof that the private sector is serving the market just fine.
This was the final straw, USPS! Next time I have gum to spit out, it might just find its way into a mailbox instead of a trash can.