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Response to cascadiance (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:51 AM

4. I picked up a local paper

from the staff room and browsed an article about this yesterday; I didn't have time to read the whole thing.

It looked like Merkley and Wyden were arguing against Saturday closures. Walden, my house rep, had somebody make a statement for him, supporting Saturday closures as better than the plans to shut down rural post offices.

I want post offices open. I had to leave work the Tuesday after MLK day to stand outside the little rural post office in the little rural town I work in to make sure I was the first person in line to mail something that needed next day delivery and a signature. Being first in line, I was back at work in time to greet students as they arrived. If I'd had to drive all the way to the next town, I would have had to get a sub, which would have cost my school and district a whole bunch of $$$ to make sure I could get something in the mail on time.

Post offices are jobs. If the USPS is having trouble staying solvent, I have no trouble with them raising prices to make sure they are still there.

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