I have no complaints with the local post office...As noted, mail is slower....Delivering envelopes from mail box to mail box is not profitable for reasonable postage rates. The postal carrier person and UPS driver make a similar wage package..UPS makes a decent profit on package delivery...The mail is a necessary govt provided service, does any tax payer funded service make a profit?
It's not a fair competition. The Postal Service is required to serve every address in the country. Even the other services have found it cheaper to use USPS for the final delivery of packages. If I lived 10 miles south from here I seriously doubt that I'd ever see a FedEx truck at my house.
There are some who think that every service of government should make a profit. If they can't do that directly they will do it by requiring pension funding obligations which no private business could meet, if indeed they even offered pensions, or installing saboteurs to head the service.