Letter submitted to USA Today:
I would like to dispel a myth about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) perpetuated with a recent letter in USA TODAY and to explain the value of Saturday delivery (“Before freezing federal pay, try cutting other expenses,” Letters, Dec. 3).
Many people believe that letter carriers’ and Postal Service salaries come from federal tax dollars. But the Postal Service is self-supporting. No federal tax dollars support the operations, salaries or benefits of letter carriers. The USPS is funded by postage revenues and the sale of other products and services.