I hate that this stupid article keeps getting reprinted. If government's providing a service is a "gift to special interests" (sic), what would privatization be: a gift to FedEx, UPS, Pitney Bowes and all the other for-profit entities that are seeking to take over the profit-making deliveries currently being done by the Postal Service (USPS), while leaving the vast majority of Americans -- at the 122+ million addresses not served by private delivery companies -- totally without mail service, much less at an affordable price. Privatization is a non-starter. There is no private entity willing -- or able -- to replace USPS. The Postal Service delivers 160+ billion items per year to 152+ million -- and the number keeps growing -- addresses. FedEx and UPS -- combined -- delivery 7 billion items/year to 30 million addresses. Give us a break, Veronique de Rugby, and quit spouting this ignorant nonsense!