April 10, 2010 in Letters

Mail boycott unwise

The Spokesman-Review

Ms. McKereghan urges a “do not mail” law. County commissioners need to think twice before they enact such advice. You would destroy the post office and countless businesses to save a tree, not take time to recycle or buy a shredder.

The post office employs 700,000, is the second-largest business in the country and helps create millions of jobs through business usage, from the loggers to the printers.

The U.S. Postal Service is mandated to deliver to 150 million locations, unlike UPS and FedEx.

Our revenue has fallen because of online banking and e-mail. Bulk business mail, i.e., junk mail, keeps us from totally sinking and provides an invaluable service for businesses at a small cost per piece. Our customer satisfaction rate is 94 percent, and they expect their mail every day at a reasonable rate and not to have to pick it up.

You have a better chance of identity theft from your computer than with the mail. The post office is the only government entity that provides you a service for a fee that you can touch and see without taxing you. Tell Commissioners Richard, Mager and Mielke to not raise your postage due to an inconvenience.

Steven Skreenock

Letter carrier, Spokane

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