We’re too old to remember Pony Express, but we’re not too old to remember when stamps were only 4 cents. Well, maybe just some of us.
The increases in postage for a letter or postcard have seemed to occur before we finished turning around from the previous raise in rate.
According to an article in the Washington Post:
The U.S. Postal Service has to roll the price back, the effect of a ruling that allows the post office to collect $1.1 billion to cover its recession-related losses.
What about my losses and yours?
Are we supposed to jump up and shout “Hallelujah?” We still have to pay 49 cents until – when? Eight more months!!
Well, if all goes according to Hoyle (who’s that?), we should see a drop – a what? – in postage rates.
I wonder where that $1.1 billion’s coming from? If the USPS has to roll back its rates at the end of 8 months from now, that means we’ve been paying and will have paid that $1.1 billion for – let’s see – seven or eight years? I may be a little off, but you get the idea.
Any guesses as to how much the USPS is going to lower their rates? One cent, or two?
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