Not rain, nor sleet nor driving snow, not even snake bites can halt it, but budget shortfalls may ultimately prove to be the only force capable of stopping the mail from being delivered. A combination of the increased use of email and the struggling economy have drastically reduced the amount of mail been sent through the postal system. Despite recent increases in the cost of postage, the postal service is facing major shortfalls. The postmaster general recently told Congress that the USPS could face cuts including possibly cutting delivery down to five days per week. While this is just one possible measure being considered it is a stark example of how rough things are really getting out there. However, despite major financial losses, it seems like the postal service may have larger concerns at the moment.