When budget cuts are just dumb: how does it make sense when a letter being mailed less than 2 miles away has to be sent to Louisville (1 1/2 hours away) to be sorted first? How is that any more efficient or cost-effective?

When budget cuts are just dumb: how does it make sense when a letter being mailed less than 2 miles away has to be sent to Louisville (1 1/2 hours away) to be sorted first? How is that any more efficient or cost-effective?