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    Rate panel approves 2-cent postage increase
    Pending OK by board of governors, stamps would rise to 39 cents in January
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 4:58 p.m. ET Nov. 1, 2005

    WASHINGTON - A 2-cent boost in the price of a postage stamp was approved Tuesday by the independent Postal Rate Commission.

    Under the recommendation, which now goes to the Postal Service’s Board of Governors for final action, the cost of a first-class stamp will go from 37 cents to 39 cents and the postcard rate will rise a penny to 24 cents. The Postal Service requested the increase last April. It is expected to go into effect in January.

    The increase is needed so the post office can make a $3.1 billion escrow payment required by Congress. A bill that would eliminate that payment and make other changes in postal operations was approved by the House but has not yet passed the Senate. The White House has expressed reservations about the bill.

    The Postal Service had requested a 5.4 percent increase in all postage rates, but the rate commission altered some of the proposals. The matter now goes back to the Board of Governors, which can agree to the commission’s changes or ask for reconsideration.

    The rate commission said its decision reduced proposed increases for nonprofit organizations and small local newspapers, but would raise the post office’s planned charges for mailing books and media materials.

    Postage rates last increased in June 2002.

    The following rate changes are included in the recommendations:
    # First-class mail, first ounce, up 2 cents to 39 cents.
    # First-class, each additional ounce, up 1 cent to 24 cents.
    # Post card, up 1 cent to 24 cents.
    # Priority Mail, base rate up 20 cents to $4.05.
    # Priority Mail, one pound, up 30 cents to $6.15.
    # Express Mail, 8 ounces, up 75 cents to $14.40.
    # Parcel Post, 2 pounds, up 22 cents to $4.36.
    # Certified mail, up 10 cents to $2.40.
    # Money orders up 5 cents to 95 cents.
    # Weekly news magazine, up 1 cent to 18.5 cents.
    # Household magazine, up 1.5 cents to 28.9 cents.
    # In-county newspaper, down 0.2 cents to 5.8 cents.
    # Small nonprofit publication, up 1.4 cents to 28.3 cents.
    # Presorted advertising mail, 2 ounces, up 1.1 cents to 21.4 cents.
    © 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    © 2005 MSNBC.com

    URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9887933/[/b][/quote]

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  • #2
    Still a bargain at twice the price.

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    • #3
      QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 06:45 PM) Quoted post

      Still a bargain at twice the price.
      [/b][/quote]



      +++++++




      And as Davhaf says: 2005-1918=1 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
      RIP Stan the Man
      The StL Blues will NEVER win the Stanley Cup. I repeat, NEVER!
      I miss TLR!

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      • #4
        QUOTE(jhuegy @ Nov 1 2005, 07:48 PM) Quoted post

        And as Davhaf says: 2005-1918=1 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
        [/b][/quote]

        1 > 0 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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        • #5
          Have fun, USPS.

          I'll keep rockin' the e-mail.

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          • #6
            QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 06:51 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(jhuegy @ Nov 1 2005, 07:48 PM) Quoted post

            And as Davhaf says: 2005-1918=1 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
            [/b][/quote]

            1 > 0 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
            [/b][/quote]


            Let's agree on the postage and agree to disagree on the most successful franchise betweeen the two. K?
            [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
            RIP Stan the Man
            The StL Blues will NEVER win the Stanley Cup. I repeat, NEVER!
            I miss TLR!

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            • #7
              QUOTE(jhuegy @ Nov 1 2005, 08:08 PM) Quoted post

              QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 06:51 PM) Quoted post

              QUOTE(jhuegy @ Nov 1 2005, 07:48 PM) Quoted post

              And as Davhaf says: 2005-1918=1 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
              [/b][/quote]

              1 > 0 [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
              [/b][/quote]


              Let's agree on the postage and agree to disagree on the most successful franchise betweeen the two. K?
              [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
              [/b][/quote]

              [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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              • #8
                Seems like not too long ago they were 29¢.
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                • #9
                  QUOTE(Ohio Blues @ Nov 1 2005, 08:10 PM) Quoted post

                  Seems like not too long ago they were 29¢.
                  [/b][/quote]

                  http://www.akdart.com/postrate.html

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 08:12 PM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(Ohio Blues @ Nov 1 2005, 08:10 PM) Quoted post

                    Seems like not too long ago they were 29¢.
                    [/b][/quote]

                    http://www.akdart.com/postrate.html
                    [/b][/quote]
                    So I have a good memory... sue me [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]
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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 06:45 PM) Quoted post

                      Still a bargain at twice the price.
                      [/b][/quote]

                      Gas will be too when they start subsidizing that as well.
                      Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(BurnKU @ Nov 1 2005, 08:42 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 06:45 PM) Quoted post

                        Still a bargain at twice the price.
                        [/b][/quote]

                        Gas will be too when they start subsidizing that as well.
                        [/b][/quote]

                        Didn't the Federal government stop giving the post office subsidies in the early 80's?

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 07:46 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE(BurnKU @ Nov 1 2005, 08:42 PM) Quoted post

                          QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 06:45 PM) Quoted post

                          Still a bargain at twice the price.
                          [/b][/quote]

                          Gas will be too when they start subsidizing that as well.
                          [/b][/quote]

                          Didn't the Federal government stop giving the post office subsidies in the early 80's?
                          [/b][/quote]

                          Oops, I was wrong. It still shouldn't be a government sponsored monopoly.

                          http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagena..._Postal_Service
                          Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(BurnKU @ Nov 1 2005, 08:55 PM) Quoted post

                            QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 07:46 PM) Quoted post

                            QUOTE(BurnKU @ Nov 1 2005, 08:42 PM) Quoted post

                            QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 06:45 PM) Quoted post

                            Still a bargain at twice the price.
                            [/b][/quote]

                            Gas will be too when they start subsidizing that as well.
                            [/b][/quote]

                            Didn't the Federal government stop giving the post office subsidies in the early 80's?
                            [/b][/quote]

                            Oops, I was wrong. It still shouldn't be a government sponsored monopoly.

                            http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagena..._Postal_Service
                            [/b][/quote]

                            Well, what should it be?

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 08:02 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(BurnKU @ Nov 1 2005, 08:55 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 07:46 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(BurnKU @ Nov 1 2005, 08:42 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(210 @ Nov 1 2005, 06:45 PM) Quoted post

                              Still a bargain at twice the price.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              Gas will be too when they start subsidizing that as well.
                              [/b][/quote]

                              Didn't the Federal government stop giving the post office subsidies in the early 80's?
                              [/b][/quote]

                              Oops, I was wrong. It still shouldn't be a government sponsored monopoly.

                              http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer?pagena..._Postal_Service
                              [/b][/quote]

                              Well, what should it be?
                              [/b][/quote]

                              Open competition for first class mail. Do you think prices would go up or down if UPS and Fed Ex were allowed to thow their hat in the ring?
                              Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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