At the beginning of the Internet age, some predicted that the U.S. Postal Service would be rendered obsolete. As more people communicated online, the Postal Service — funded by earned revenue, not by taxpayers — would face declining revenue.
As more people in Iowa and elsewhere shop online, package revenue is skyrocketing. Amazon.com has the Post Office expanding seven days a week; in some places the USPS even delivers groceries to customers. All this makes the Internet a net positive.
After the first three quarters of fiscal year 2015, the Postal Service has a $1.2 billion operating profit, compared with $1 billion this time last year.