Contact Us

Post Office Raising Prices Again

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As if 45 cents wasn’t enough, now we’ll have to pay 46 cents!  What an outrage.

Starting January 27, the price of a first-class stamp will increase one cent to 46 cents. International mailings will also increase in price.

The financial crunch is largely due to a law passed in 2006 in which Congress ordered the Postal Service to put money aside for future retiree benefits.

Lets think about this for a minute.  To send a piece of mail from here to across the state or to California, its still only 46 cents.  That’s pretty cheap.  If it has to get mailed, what are the alternatives?

But the reason for why they are raising the price stinks.  Its great if companies can put money aside for retirees, but lets face it, there are not many companies doing that.  Its called a 401K.  A lot of these pension plans were put into place when the economy and the country was in a different place.  Now I’m not saying forget the people who, in their time, have earned it, but maybe someone should take a look at the policy going forward. 


Best of Mix 96 Buffalo

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.