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March 8, 2009 at 8:39 PM

U.S. Postal Service and rising cost of stamps

Hitting a new low in a spiraling economy

The U.S. Postal Service just paid $1.2 million for the postmaster’s 8,400 square-foot house, so he can relocate to Texas. Isn’t this nice of them to do in this spiraling economy? I think most consumers are fed up with the rise in cost and the decrease in service we have seen the past few years at most post offices. I already send packages by UPS, rather than the Postal Service for this reason.

I will soon be distancing myself further from their mismanagement by paying all my bills through online banking, thus avoiding the increased cost of the stamps that apparently buys houses for key employees.

And for employees out there wanting to write in to comment about the jobs being lost, I say do your job with a smile rather than a negative attitude, thinking we owe something for showing up to work.

You just may raise the U.S. Postal Service out of its fall.

— Donald and Delores Boone, Monroe

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