Check out Democracy Now’s in depth look at the current “crisis” over the US Postal Service:

Today, postal workers and their supporters are holding events across the country to press their demand for repealing the benefit-funding mandate and push back against calls for their workplace to be privatized. For months, Americans have heard dire warnings about the impending collapse of the United States Postal Service due to fiscal insolvency and a drop in the use of mail service.

Democracy Now (has video):

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/27/shock_doctrine_at_us_postal_service