Congress will vote this week on providing financial relief to the U.S. Post Office, which is having, uh, cash flow problems.

From Politico:

Proponents of the language argued that the House has previously endorsed equivalent relief for the Postal Service, which faces a $5.4 billion payment to the retirement fund at the end of this month. House and Senate Appropriations Committee staff said the language now would reduce that payment to $1.4 billion, helping the Postal Service deal with its cash problems but also exposing the government at least temporarily to the $4 billion difference.

This of course should have no bearing on the current health reform debate. Of course the government will be able to run a national health service as efficiently as the… post… office… oh.