Dear Editor,
Did you know, your Post Office receives ZERO tax dollars?
Fact: The United States Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
Fact: The Post Office is established in the U.S. Constitution. The Public Postal Service is part of the fundamental infrastructure of this nation – binding it together.
Fact: The USPS delivers to every address in the country – 159 million addresses and 470 million pieces of mail each day – no matter who we are or where we live. In contrast, private delivery companies go where they can make a profit.
Fact: Multiple polls consistently rate the Postal Service as the most trusted U.S. agency. It rates highest among young adults.
Fact: Package volume is increasing. In these days of rising on-line shopping, the public Postal Service is as needed as ever.
Fact: Financial hardships for the USPS were manufactured by the 2006 “Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act.” This Congressional action forced the Postal Service to “pre-fund” future retiree health care costs 75 years into the future. The unfair burden is directly responsible for the reduction in the hours or operation, staffing, mail speed, and the quality of postal services.
Fact: The U.S. Mail is the most secure and private form of communication.
Fact: If the White House Office of Management and Budget’s proposal to sell the USPS to corporations for private profit goes through, it will result in higher costs, reduced mail days, and the end of delivery to every address.
Go to usmailnotforsale.org or call (202) 224-3121 to contact your members of Congress. Tell them you support your public Postal Service.
The American Postal Worker