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Letters to the Editor for May 9

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You don’t have to love the supermarket, but be civil with criticism Re Neil Nusbaum’s May 4 letter [“Chopper can’t escape truth about ‘free’ gas”], which I find troubling, mean-spirited and discourteous: I have no association with the Golub Corp. and I am an infrequent Price Chopper customer because of our location. We Americans have the First Amendment right and fortunate privilege to render our opinions, but we have a responsibility and obligation to be ...

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May 9, 2012
1:14 p.m.

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Mr. Phillips,

You omit some important facts. The 2006 HR6407 bill that you refer to eliminated many burdens on the Postal Service. First, Section 802 of the law relieves
the USPS of the $27 billion cost of paying postal worker pension benefits that are attributable to military service. Secondly, Section 804 of the law abolished the escrow account established by P.L. 108-18 which saved the Postal Service $3 billion per year. So the pre-fundng requirement was almost a wash. The real problem is that the recession reduced mail volume and thus income for the Postal service. Is it a over-bloated, inefficient operation? Most certainly.