Mom – I am in favor of getting rid of USPS, but I argued that going though the bureaucratic debate of getting rid of it right away is unnecessary since once the barrier to entry in the first-class mail market is gone, the USPS won’t be able to compete. It does need to be gotten rid of, however, because the government might keep propping it up after it is no longer competitive (thus wasting tax dollars). Sooner is better than later, but there needs to be a few month grace period where private firms can set up the infrastructure necessary to take over mail delivery.