On this date 10 years ago, January 8, 2005, the US Postal Service (USPS) brought the price of a letter stamp to 39 cents. Alright, the milestone I agree is insignificant, but it gives me a reason to leap into how we view the USPS.
Members of Maine’s congressional delegation are not that thrilled with the U.S. Postal Service’s idea to cut out Saturday mail delivery. They feel it would hurt rural communities and Maine is mostly a rural state.
They can cite healthcare costs all they want, we know the real reason the Post Office is going to stop Saturday deliveries in August. Clearly, it is because they never redesigned their bags to hold tacos and mail. People love the tacos. But they need their mail...
Stamps are going up another cent. Yes a penny, just one red cent. Once again, and it seems every year, the price of a regular stamp goes up a cent maybe two if the United States Postal Service (USPS) is in a big need.