The Postal people say that they ended 2008, 3 billion dollars in the red and that could mushroom to 6 billion this year. There's talk of going to a 5 day delivery instead of 6 days. That would be fine with me....they could cut out Saturday home delivery and I don't think it would be a problem. Actually it would be nice to know you could go away for the weekend & not worry about the mail laying in your mailbox. But I do feel the those Post Offices that are now open on Saturday should remain open on Saturday for those who need their services and can't get there during the week.
I try not to complain about our postage rates. From what I've heard.....we have some of the best service and perhaps the lowest rates in the world.
And I understand that people just don't write letters anymore in this new electronic age. For me, I pay all of my bills on line except one~which I have to mail. I still love to send birthday and Christmas cards, so I do that and probably will continue unless the postage goes so high it becomes prohibitive.
So folks, if you can.....get out to the Post Office and get some Forever stamps so at least for awhile you'll have a break from this upcoming postal increase.