Americans Depend on Postal Service

To the Readers’ Forum:

We have the best postal service in the world. Mail is delivered six days a week, to rich and poor alike, to every nook and cranny in the country. What a convenience. Why deprive the American people of this service that is depended on by so many. I appreciate getting my bills, cars and letters in a timely manner. Many people depend on postal service for delivery of medicines and other necessities.

The processing centers in Buffalo and Rochester are vital parts of the community as are the stations and branches that are being closed across the nation. Closing of these branches will be devastating. The mandate to pre-fund health care benefits, passed by Congress in 2006, was the beginning of the end for the U.S. Postal service. Congress can easily reverse this mandate, instead of destroying the lives of so many postal workers who are unfairly targeted. The livelihood of the postal worker is vital to the economy and the postal service is vital to the nation.

Bill Sperry