Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The U.S. Postal Service announced today (Tuesday) that it is raising the price of a first-class stamp to 44 cents May 11.
Forever Stamps will continue to be sold for the current 42-cent rate until the increase takes effect. The Forever Stamps will remain valid in the future regardless of rate hikes.
Good grief, I almost placed an order last week at Zazzle.com for about 400 custom/personalized stamps with mine and the Captain's names on them, which only come in the 42 cents non-forever style, to use on wedding invitations, RSVP envelopes, and thank you notes.
I swear to god.... after hearing about what all this lying piece-of-so-called stimulus bill is going to do to our medical records and health care, and how the federal government is going to deny transportation funds to all states and counties that don't enforce their new law that makes brick and/or metal mailboxes illegal on public roadsides... which means that MY very nice (and expensive) brick column mailbox with wrought iron light fixture and drop box for packages inside the column has to be done away with in favor of a cheap, ugly, plastic or wooden mailbox that will fall apart instead of holding up when hit by a non-driving jerk who can't keep his car on the road.... I swear I'd have gone SO postal if I had bought those damn stamps and they were going to end up being out of date before my wedding.
Geeez! It's like we already live in 1982 Soviet Union or something!
I'm ready to storm Washington and raise some revolutionary hell! Where's a f***ing boat full of over taxed tea when you need one???