LETTER: Doubling rates on junk mail could help USPS

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

To the Editor:

It seems to me that there is a very simple solution to the fiscal problems of the USPS. Why can’t they double the rates on all the junk mail we receive? I would be very happy to receive only half of all the “stuff” that comes in my mail box. Just think of the money that advertisers would save in printing costs, and the environmental benefits of not having all that extra paper to recycle. Surely this is one thing we could all unite on regardless of political affiliation. Write to your congressman or woman and urge them to have the “junk mail” advertisers pay their fair share of the postal burden.

Nancy Johnson

Lee County