Your readers should join the protest against privatizing the U.S. Postal Service. This is a GOP move to turn a public service into a private profit center at our expense.
In fact, the money-bleeding USPS could make a profit if it were not for the Postal Accountability & Enhancement Act of 2006, which requires pre-funding retiree health benefits 75 years in advance.
Republicans Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Congressman Thomas Davis of Virginia co-sponsored this bill, which President George W. Bush. signed into law. Democrats can repeal that law if they gain control of Congress in November's election.
Even in our digital age, the USPS is vital service for many who use it to pay
bills, receive checks, and get their medications, and magazines by mail.
According to the AARP, the Postal Service is our nation's largest employer of military veterans, who are among more than 600,000 USPS employees.
Our Constitution's authors called for a postal service to unify this vast nation nearly 250 years ago. It still does that job today.
Kew Gardens Hills