Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Peace of mind could cost a bit more than a penny per stamp

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:19 am, Thu Aug 9, 2012.

A letter writer complains that the ignorant Republicans in office rule his retirement ("A penny per stamp would provide peace of mind," Aug. 7). Since the Republicans are the minority in Congress, they can show up but now with a simple majority their vote is meaningless.

The writer goes on to complain that if those idiots in Congress would allow the Postal Service to raise the price of its stamps just one single penny they would be in the black overnight.

First thing, Jerry: Evidently you, along with your fellow Democrats and even some Republicans, elected those idiots to Congress — now live with it.

Concerning a single penny for a stamp, would that be considered a "tax?" Another penny or two, or three, just might push the bill-payers of Lodi over the edge and cause them to start paying their bills via the "Bill Pay" setup by their bank, and leave the stamp buyers high and dry. Jerry, perhaps you would be happy with a 46-cent stamp but if a 46-cent stamp doesn't cover the cost, would you be happy with a 50-cent stamp? Many people use email instead of "snail mail."

As of now Kohl's keeps the Postal Service in business with a sale every other day. Many big corporations have made arrangements with their unions to start paying some of their health care benefits. Your suggestion would be to vote everyone out. Be careful what you wish for; the day might come when a stamp will cost a dollar.

Ed Walters

Lodi

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

8 comments:

  • Ed Walters posted at 6:47 pm on Sat, Aug 11, 2012.

    the old dog Posts: 433

    Sounds like your really interested, you most likely don`t vote and blame someone else.

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 6:02 pm on Thu, Aug 9, 2012.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    A friend of mine spent 30 years as an employee of USPS at the administrative level. According to him the USPS was in dire straights long before the 2006 pre-funding mandate. The stories he relayed of outright waste and strongarm union deals was pitiful. With the proliferation of emails, Facebook and several other personal communications devices, the post office revenues have taken a serious hit. Union committments still have to be honored and the post office business model can't be adjusted for times of economic downturn. The unions have absolutely no business in ANY government entity. They only serve to drive up the cost of everything they are involved in at the taxpayers expense.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:58 pm on Thu, Aug 9, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9403

    J Tillett stated...In this case that expense is "pre-funding" their future health benefits to an extent that no other private or public institution has to. Thanks Republican Congress of 2006!

    Funny, two powerful democrats were cosponcers of H.R. 6407 (109th): Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act...Why are "spme" people only assigning blame to Republicans?

    Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL7]

    Rep. Henry Waxman [D-CA30]

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 2:50 pm on Thu, Aug 9, 2012.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    Yup, that is what you do when you are confronted with facts.[beam]

     
  • Jeff Tillett posted at 12:36 pm on Thu, Aug 9, 2012.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 539

    'Sad that we are forced to fund something that is as outdated as the USPS because of political obligations' Yeah little obligations... like the U.S. Constitution.

    'USPS manages to find ways to exceed their income'. In this case that expense is "pre-funding" their future health benefits to an extent that no other private or public institution has to. Thanks Republican Congress of 2006!

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 9:50 am on Thu, Aug 9, 2012.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    ZZZZZzzz, yawn, IGNORE.

     
  • Robert Chapman posted at 8:25 am on Thu, Aug 9, 2012.

    Bob Chapman Posts: 997

    The USPS employees around 700,000 people, most of them are union members. Obama wouldn't dare mess with the post office, the union boys would turn on him in a heartbeat. Obama can't afford for them not to kick in their millions in campaign funding. Sad that we are forced to fund something that is as outdated as the USPS because of political obligations. Like every government agency, at all levels, the USPS manages to find ways to exceed their income, regardless of how much more tax/stamp revenue they collect.

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 5:43 am on Thu, Aug 9, 2012.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2239

    Get rid of the post office now before we waste another penny.

     

Recent Comments

Posted 3 hours ago by Walter Chang.

Posted 4 hours ago by Walter Chang.

Posted 4 hours ago by Walter Chang.

article: Letter: The people are better off becau…

Haters gotta hate, Joe. [thumbdown]

More...

Posted 4 hours ago by Walter Chang.

article: Letter: There was a ‘stand down’ order …

"Ben Ghazi" Folks, you can still drink Bill's "conspiracy coolaid" but the party's over. This fantasy now totally de…

More...

Posted 4 hours ago by Andrew Liebich.

article: Letter: Obama may be protecting his chi…

The above posts clearly violate rules 4, 6, 7, 8, & 9. Are you using new rule #10 as justification for having posted them Simon?

More...

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists