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Opening Arguments

Stamp act

Time to think about those Forever Stamps again, all you snail mail sufferers:

The post office will get an extra 2-cents worth when you mail a letter starting in May.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that the price of a first-class stamp will rise to 44 cents on May 11.

Now that I've finally gone to online banking, including bill paying, I no longer pay attention to the Postal Service's trials and tribulations and the minor annoyance of periodic price increases. The agency said the 2-cent jump would cost "the average household" about $3 a year. I don't know who this average house is, but that's 150 pieces of mail, or 12 or 13 a month. That sounds about right, for people who still mail their bills. I think I've used two or three stamps in the last six months.


Wed, 02/11/2009 - 12:33pm

I wish they would just put it to 50 cents so we wouldn't have to mess with this for another 10 years.

Regardless of how much they raise it, it is still very cheap.

Just stop the nuisance of going through this every other year.

Online banking is the answer.