Jack Potter, the Postmaster General, is continuing to fight for a postage increase in excess of the cost of living.
The Postal Service lost its first round early this month when the Postal Regulatory Commission decided to reject the rate increase.
Postal Service will be filing a petition in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, seeking a review of the PRC decision.
Meanwhile Potter is retiring after many years with the Postal Service. His replacement has already been announced.
I guess the decision to appeal in court will take on a life of its own.
My very small business has been impacted by rising expenses this year. Healthcare insurance costs for my employees rose more than 10% just last month. The increase was one I knew about back in the spring. Payroll taxes have increased – I’m not sure of the percentage.
Looking at a possible increase in postage cost is depressing.