It comes under a lot of criticism because of what seems to be constantly rising rates, but the United States Postal Service is the country’s largest civilian employer with over 700-thousand workers who handle 44 percent of the world’s cards and letters. They deliver 212 billion pieces of mail every year to over 144 million homes and businesses in this country as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, the American Virgin Islands and American Samoa. They’re a non-profit, self-supporting company and the only way they continue to operate is thru the
sale of postage. One of their biggest expenses is fuel. The Post Office says when gas goes up by just a penny – it costs them 8-million dollars.