Glenn Wilson: The postal problem

October 1, 2013 

The postal problem

Marc Landry’s Sept. 25 column “Profits lost in the mail” contained the the kind of misinformation that poisons public debate.

Landry should know that the Bush administration enacted legislation that requires the U.S. Postal Service to set up a reserve fund to finance health insurance 75 years from now. The postal service has 10 years to accomplish this. The cost is $10 billion per year, almost identical to the annual loss. This is health insurance for people not yet born.

Democracy depends on an informed participating electorate. From the national budget, to health care, Syria and the postal service, there is an ill wind in this country.

Glenn Wilson

Chapel Hill

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