This article about the postage rates that have climbed and declined consumer purchasing is a perfect point of how the well off is making poverty erupt. In this day and age of internet interactions buying and selling is just as much of a reality as the social side of life on the web and technology sharing. People need items to purchase in their lives and when they find that online purchasing saves them time and in some cases money the wealthy in positions of authority look at this time and money saving venture as a way to increase profits for themselves.
It's said that the reason for the higher postage rates is due to the U.S. Congress forcing the postal service to divert 10 billion dollars into an employee pension fund over a period of years. Sure, Congress didn't realize this move would increase postage rates and increase hardships for those who found some savings in internet shopping? Stripping 10 billion dollars off of postal service revenues will surely cost the public more money to mail packages causing a consumer spending slow down which in turn causes inflation in retail prices that activates a reason to increase retired postal employees pension payouts? How bout that merry go round that just won't stop doing round? Now that postal shipping rates are up will they ever come down went the 10 billion dollars has been sucked out of the pockets of consumers and gotten?
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