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Buy a stamp, save a person’s job

Published: Mon, January 10, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m.

Buy a stamp, save a person’s job

Every time I read an article regarding the demise of the Postal Service, it makes my blood boil.

“Postal service losing billions” in the Jan. 1 Vindy spoke of a projected $238 Billion shortfall in the next 10 years. What bothers me is the government’s stand on not allowing a 2- cent raise in postage, yet they will allow the oil industry to rip the American public off at the gas pump. What is wrong with this picture?

Yes, the use of online banking, bill paying, etc., has taken away a lot of the postal service business. I will not put my financial information on the Internet. It is already proven that this information can be stolen by a hacker.

The U.S.Postal Service has been around for a long, long time and really is an American heritage that is slowly being set aside for the sake of what’s called “progress.”

I, like most people, get bills with an enclosed return envelope that has a notation in the stamp area that say’s “Save a stamp — Pay online.” Right, save a stamp people, and put thousands of more people out of work. The cost of what we pay for unemployment benefits is a far cry from a stamp.

I had a rubber stamp made with red ink that says, “Support our Postal Service — Use a Stamp,” and I place it along side the stamp on the envelope.

Furthermore, we have thousands of elderly and others who do not have Internet service. What are they to do?

Be assured, that when banks and business insist that we pay online, I will be digging a hole in my back yard to bury my milk can .

Paul Noble, New Middletown


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