The unemployment rate was 4.4% on 12/31/2006, three days before Democrats took total control of the 110th Congress on 1/3/2007.
The middle between freedom and slavery is still slavery.
“As a result of the $3 billion in cuts, first-class mail that used to take just one day to deliver will now take two to three days. Stamps will also rise in cost by 1 cent to 45 cents, starting next month.” (Link)
Slower service and increased prices. A recipe for success from a (pseudo) government entity.