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October 22, 2014

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Raising junk-mail prices a win-win

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Regarding the post office wanting to send more junk mail, in order to make additional money, here is a novel idea — how about raising rates of junk mail to first class, then perhaps we would not be deluged with it. Now through retirements, the post office can cut back on personnel and equipment. Now they save all that money, and if it doesn’t result in less junk mail, they make extra money. Its a win-win situation.

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  1. The writing is on the wall, the US Postal Service has to cull: Employees, costs, offices, active and retired benefits etc. If not the USPS is done, over, a dinosaur, retired to the Smithsonian. Private sector carriers and deliverers will do their job.

    CarmineD

  2. The only reason the USPS is broke is because of the republican controlled congress passed a ridiculous law forcing the USPS to fully fund their pensions for the following 75 years in no more than 10 years. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 is the cause for this fiasco.

  3. The post office is in need of a major overhaul due to electronic email and media. It will always be needed, but never as it used to be. Until this is realized and executed the problems will continue.