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  •  My reform agenda (4+ / 0-)

    60 cents for a first class letter
    End the destructive 75-year prefunding of retirement (ever heard of having to prepay retirement benefits on employees that haven't even been born yet?)
    Restore statewide overnight delivery of letters
    Remove the right of Congress to regulate changes in rates unless those changes are above the rate of inflation

    By the way, if any of you want a free press, think about small town weekly newspapers.  Generally, they have served their communities better than the big boys.  A good many of them actually do real journalism.  But they are going to get KILLED by this Saturday delivery change.  Most of them go to Thursday deadline and print run, Friday shipment and Saturday delivery through the postal service.  It's the most efficient way to do things.  But now they have to move up an extra day, thereby shooting a serious hole especially through coverage of local government (for example, Wednesday is a big night in a lot of places for public hearings), or else deliver on Monday by which time the news is old.

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