There are alternatives to what was said in “Ackerman furious over postal plan” (by Liz Rhoades, July 19). Consider untapped revenue sources available to reduce deficits, closure and relocation of post offices. The U.S. Postal Service could sell advertising space on mailboxes, post offices and its trucks.
Why not join banks and fast food restaurants that sublet space at Walmart and other big box stores? Generate both revenue and customers by subletting post offices to other government agencies, along with businesses. License corporations to sponsor stamps for a fee.
Have Rep. Ackerman, along with other lawmakers, pay the real full costs for their annoying frequent bulk rate mailings to constituents. They are nothing more than free re-election campaign brochures subsidized by taxpayers. Charge the full price for all junk mail. Future increases in the price of stamps should be directly tied to inflation and annual consumer price index. Why not apply free enterprise solutions to provide a more cost-effective product, reduce deficits and prevent more branches from either closing or relocating to other sites?