Democrats and Republicans both agree the Postal Service needs congressional help to better its budget, but getting there is a tougher problem.
The U.S. Postal Service’s financial problems are widely known. The solutions are still in progress and may be years away. But the problems may not be management problems. Robert Shapiro is founder and chairman of Sonecon, and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the Postal Service’s problems may be incentive problems.
The Postal Service doesn’t want to go into banking, but the idea just won’t go away, according to experts on a Brookings Institution panel.
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Even with all the talk of federal employee pay cuts, and freezes, there is likely to be very little change. Former Under Secretary of Commerce, Robert Shapiro explains why.