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POSTAL: Support this service

| September 20, 2020 1:00 AM

The Postal Service is again under attack.

The first attack was in 2006, when, believe it or not, the service was making a $9.3 billion profit. The Bush administration passed a law that said the Post Office must pre-pay 75 years of retirees’ health benefits. That would be not only the current employees but future hires! Then the Post Office was in debt. Wow!

Now we see them at it again, but this time it’s to prevent voters from using mail-in ballots and to make them seem inadequate.

Since when is our most beloved postal system supposed to make money? Our highways don’t, our FDA doesn’t. Most of our needed institutions are not required to make a profit.

Many rural areas do not have the postal service that they once did. Many post offices in small towns are closed and people need to go to a larger town to get to one.

The one thing I love about our postal service is that they did deliver to out-of-reach areas but a for-profit, private firm will not.

So, call your U.S. senators and representatives and say, “Fund the Post Office and reinstate our former postmaster general.”

MAE CLARK

Coeur d’Alene