surprised nobody here has mentioned this yet...i swear, when this guy does not have his teleprompter, he makes gaffes that would make Bush proud. for someone as intelligent as he is, who on earth would hold up the US Postal Service as an example for the public health option UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. Its the Post Office thats always having problems. President Barack Obama - August 11th, 2009 i think when trying to get your health care proposal some good press and attention, the last thing you would want to do is compare the future government run-health plan to the United States Postal Service, LOL. considering that the post office is considered "High Risk" by the Government Accounting Office, that is not really a big positive to show the public as an example of an efficiently run government program as of this year, the Postal Service is estimating an annual loss of 7 billion, it has a debt of 10 billion as well and is only able to stay in business by shell shifting its prices and with government subsidy. frightening how bad it is, when it has the monopoly on first class mail. It still cannot run efficiently. It loses money on all its "efficient" services like overnight and next day air, so it *LOWERS* its prices on those, and RAISES the price of stamps. you cannot find a better program for demonstrating government inefficiency than the USPS... way to go Mr. President. next he'll compare the government health option to the Department of Motor Vehicles. i swear, for someone as intelligent as he is, he is remarkably dumb when speaking off the cuff on important issues. i think the guy must be deliberately trying to kill his plan if he is trying to reassure people by bringing up the US Postal Service.