Original post made by Dave, Birdland, on Jan 23, 2013
Is it surprising that the postal service continues to lose money? First-class postage is currently 45 cents and will rise to 46 cents on Sunday. However, the rates for non-profit postage, and the pre-sorted postage rates for businesses, were apparently not increased at all. This in spite of the fact the postal service is expecting a $15 billion deficit this year. The 1-cent increase is expected to generate an additional $888 million, which will only make a small dent in the revenue shortfall.
We all receive junk mail, classified as pre-sorted and nonprofit mail, most of which we discard. Why aren't all of these organizations paying the same price as the individual is for mail service?
The big question is, if pre-sorted and non-profit mailings constitute the bulk of mail, why weren't these rates raised at all