Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor 29-cent Stamps: ANTHONY FRANK

Postmaster General ANTHONY FRANK says managing the post office is like nothing his private competitors face

Q. The price of a first-class stamp has gone up again, to 29 cents. Should we resign ourselves to these continuous increases in postal rates?

A. Why would the Postal Service be the only company in the U.S. that's unaffected by inflation? People fly into a paroxysm when their postage goes up, and they see it as a sign of inefficiency. I guess a quarter to 29 cents is a lot easier to understand than a $500 billion savings and loan bailout. I am just amazed. Everything else goes up. Postal rates will go up. But people have every right to...

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