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Unfair to postal service

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Thank you to Tom Richards of Algonquin for your recent letter on the post office (“Full postal story,” Nov. 21).

You had the most accurate information. There has been so much negativity lately for our postal employees and the services they give us.

I have never mailed a letter or anything else that has not reached it’s destination very quickly. I live in Crystal Lake, and when I mail to Harvard, it gets there the next day.

I will continue to use the post office, and get really angry when people call it snail mail. In this electronic age, people have gotten away from the personalization of sending actual cards and letters through the mail. I find that sad.

The thing I find most sad is that our postal service would be a very solvent and viable organization if they were not being forced to fund 75 years of health-care benefits over a 10-year period. This is how politicians in bed with big business are trying to oust the postal service.

No other organization has to meet this criteria, so why must the postal service? Why, I ask, why?

Janet Kelley

Crystal Lake

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