According to Dead Tree Edition, the U.S. Postal Service denied on Monday that its workforce is bloated or overpaid in a message to mailers explaining its position on the proposed exigent rate increases.

"It's being suggested that we wouldn't be in this fix if management had dealt with a bloated, overpaid postal workforce," said the e-mail sent to members of Postal Customer Councils, which was nearly identical to an item posted on USPS's Web site. Read more here.