The U.S. Postal Service is the largest civilian employer in the United States, second only to—wait for it—Walmart. So you can bet that the ripple effect of the USPS going down will be felt across the country. It will not have a positive effect on the U.S. economy, to say the least. And that will not reflect well on the Obama Administration.
More about the USPS in the news:
The Perfect Storm: How everything is coming together to take the Postal Service Apart on www.SavethePostOffice.com
The Plot to Kill the Post Office . . . And Its Union Contracts on Crooks & Liars.
Postal Workers to USPS: Don't Shred Our Contract on In These Times
Please sign the petition at Change.org: Don't Let the USPS Be Destroyed