'Why don't you go invest it in the stock market?'" Mr. Schatz said.
"Somewhere down the line this all became the taxpayers' problem," said Tom Schatz, president of the nonpartisan Citizens Against Government Waste. "Any organization would be making the necessary changes to sustain its existence, but the Postal Service doesn't have competition for most of what it does, and what are the consequences for failure? Eventually someone has to bail them out."