The post office needs to get rid of their 1930's business model. They need to concentrate on the distribution and transportation of mail, and leave the retail postal services to someone else. Does every small town in America need a government office dedicated to the sale of a few stamps, the shipping of a few packages, and a couple of dozen, at most, post office boxes; all staffed by several postal employees when there are better, and more convenient, alternatives available?
Remember the old show "Petticoat Junction" where a corner of Sam Drucker's store served as the local post office? That was the model for much of America before the 1930's when most of the post offices were built as WPA projects to provide work for a largely