The price to mail a letter is set to increase by 3 cents
To the Editor:
So is everyone aware that the price to mail a letter is set to increase by three cents?
What you may not be aware of are the reasons underlying this rate increase.
Unsurprisingly, the reason that the post office has to keep raising rates is all political; it is because Republicans in Congress wish to destroy it! After all, so goes their thinking; why is it that Grandma cannot simply FedEx cookies to her newest granddaughter? Rather than mailing them through that stodgy old post office? Such would get the job done and support American private enterprise at the same time!
In keeping with this unspoken desire, back in 2006, congressional Republicans rammed through a law requiring the post office to pre-fund its pension obligations for the next 75 years, an understandably onerous task which no other federal agency nor private business is asked to do! This – make no mistake – is the slow poison which is killing off your friendly neighborhood letter carrier, everyone!