"No one is talking about the costs for Bush's stupid anthrax screening that's been dumped on the P.O. If I want to send a postcard to my neighbor, it has to go to Wichita, 65 miles away, to be screened to make sure it isn't secretly concealing a megadose of anthrax. What does the equipment, transportation, manpower cost to go through that useless exercise?
Charles Pierce is a great writer, but he doesn't talk about why this has happened. The American Legislative Exchange Council, child of the Koch brothers, and its members such as UPS (which I think just left as
a result of the recent heat ALEC has absorbed) want to privatize everything. But they don't want to see that we get our mail delivered for less. They don't want us to have mail at all unless we live in the big city where the corporations will find it more "cost effective" to continue to deliver. The hell with the rest of us."
Frank Smith, Bluff City, Ks.