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Peel and weep: Stamps costing 2 cents more Monday (first-class 44 cents stamp, May 11)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/09 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap

Posted on 05/09/2009 6:37:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – Peel it and weep: It'll cost an extra 2 cents to mail a letter starting Monday.

The price of a first-class stamp will climb to 44 cents, though people who planned ahead and stocked up on Forever stamps will still be paying the lower rate.

It's the third year in a row that rates have gone up in May under a new system that allows annual increases as long as they don't exceed the rate of inflation for the year before.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: stamps; usps
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1 posted on 05/09/2009 6:37:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

the usps union is incompetent.


2 posted on 05/09/2009 6:41:17 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You mean Inflation was over 5% last Year? I thought it was somewhere in the two’s.


3 posted on 05/09/2009 6:45:24 PM PDT by TCats
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To: NormsRevenge

Is 44 cents too much for you?

Deliver it yourself.


4 posted on 05/09/2009 6:46:19 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.)
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To: NormsRevenge

People still mail stuff?


5 posted on 05/09/2009 6:49:07 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ll send even less mail than I do now.


6 posted on 05/09/2009 6:51:10 PM PDT by kenth
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To: NormsRevenge

Now that I bank by mail, I never buy stamps.


7 posted on 05/09/2009 6:51:51 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just another inept government agency raking in more $$ and piling up more debt! At least in previous decades there was some level of sanity in running the USPS.


8 posted on 05/09/2009 6:52:20 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: ken21

I have heard the figures for the cost for the USPS every time the cost of gas goes up a penny. Amazingly high!.


9 posted on 05/09/2009 6:53:35 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
  Now that I bank by mail, I never buy stamps.

  What's a stamp?
10 posted on 05/09/2009 6:56:15 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: NormsRevenge
They need the money to buy some-more 100,000 dollar homes for a million. Why work if you can steal it.
11 posted on 05/09/2009 7:01:27 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: NormsRevenge

What are “stamps?”


12 posted on 05/09/2009 7:02:25 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Maurice Tift

I used to buy tons of them. Now I realize they will be a part of my estate ...


13 posted on 05/09/2009 7:03:01 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: NormsRevenge
The United States Postal Service® Previews Simpsons® Stamps

No govt media complex here, move along.

14 posted on 05/09/2009 7:08:28 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (<P><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajsov1M4h50"> Thank You Satan 1:50</a>)
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To: tflabo
Just another inept government agency raking in more $$ and piling up more debt! At least in previous decades there was some level of sanity in running the USPS.

Quick: Name another legitimate function of Government that is cutting back, cutting jobs while increasing efficiency.

15 posted on 05/09/2009 7:09:53 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (I should change my tagline to "Big Giant penguin on my Head")
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To: pnh102
People still mail stuff?

Last I checked, you can't e-mail a physical object like a package.

16 posted on 05/09/2009 7:10:56 PM PDT by GoldStandard
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To: GoldStandard
Last I checked, you can't e-mail a physical object like a package.

But in that department, the USPS does face competition from UPS, FedEx and others. At least there prices are not that bad.

17 posted on 05/09/2009 7:19:03 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gotta admit that mailing a letter is a darn good deal: from your front door to anywhere in the country in 1-3 days for less than two quarters.

That said, thanks to increases I only use about 5 stamps a year. Rates went up one year and I switched almost exclusively to electronic communications.


18 posted on 05/09/2009 7:20:46 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: ctdonath2

I hand-deliver as often as possible.


19 posted on 05/09/2009 7:29:48 PM PDT by Ciexyz (I heard Joe the Plumber speak 03-30-2009.)
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To: tflabo

And when gas jumps 10 cents in a day, you post complaints about the inept oil companies I assume.


20 posted on 05/09/2009 7:30:48 PM PDT by ltrman61
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