I do not quibble with the raise in postage rates. As your editorial pointed out, it is a small enough price to pay in an ever-increasingly expensive world. However, I do quibble with--and am outraged by--the Postal Service's cutback in hours and staff.
Cutting the heart out of the system is an unconscionable way to comply with required budgetary reductions. Why don't they cut the frills first?
Frill No. 1: How does a government agency that is a virtual monopoly have the audacity to advertise on prime-time television? Why should it be advertising at all?
Frill No. 2: Why should the announcements of new issues of stamps be presented in the most expensive way--with full-color posters? Wouldn't less expensive black-and-white posters serve the same purpose?