Losing a Zip Code

Yesterday was July 26, and on that date in 1775 the U.S. postal system was established.  Ol’ Benjamin Franklin was the first postmaster general and a Post Office was started in his home.

According to this story, Ben’s Post Office was selected for possible shutdown yesterday with several thousand other Post Offices across the United States.

It had to be done and it was something I wrote about earlier this year.  The United States Postal Service (USPS), as well as our Federal Government, is broke.  The Postal Service lost about $8 billion last year; the Federal Government is $14 trillion in the red. Continue reading