Price of stamps go­ing up

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 7 ar­ti­cle “Postal Ser­vice wants to raise cost of a stamp start­ing Jan. 2.”

The USPS in­tends to raise the price of first-class postage by 2 cents. In­cre­men­tally a small amount, but it seems like this is an an­nual event, and where does it stop?

Like many peo­ple, 80 per­cent of the mail I re­ceive is junk that is sent at a cheap rate and goes di­rectly into my trash, un­opened. As a so­lu­tion I pro­pose that all mail be charged at the first-class rate. Not only would this in­crease the post of­fice’s rev­enue, it would sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce the vol­ume of mail they han­dle.

larry Drake


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