The Postal Service can’t cut costs enough to cover their unfunded liability for retirees health benefits. That results in reduced efficiency and what people are complaining about now. A pay -as-you-go system for dealing with retirees health care benefits clearly covers up real costs that are accruing and shifts them to a later time which is not prudent and was highlighted during the 2009 recession and shift from revenue producing demand to other methods not served by postal workers. In fact, The Postal Service has defaulted on the payment of statutory funding requirements for many years and still does not bring in enough revenue. A taxpayer bailout is an option. And shifting the retirees health care benefits to a mandatory enrollment in Medicare for future retirees is another. Neither popular. Especially since the Medicare program itself is facing challenges going forward.