Postal Rate Change: Bad

Stamp Out the Rate Hike: Stop the Post Office

So, the post office is going to up their rates. That in itself is not all that surprising, or maddening. It happens all the time. The problem is that this time, the rate change affects smaller publications more than larger, making it more difficult for them to survive.

It isn’t surprising that the rule change was largely written by Time Warner, one of the biggest magazine sellers out there. And, given the large amounts of money a company like Time Warner can dish out, it’s not surprising it is getting its way.

Or at least, it is trying to get it. You can fight back by mailing your congress critter, or by using the petition at the left, which does the same thing. We ought to stop this. It is not fair, and it dilutes our democracy by removing many of the small voices.

A lot of people use the internet to find out about current events and the current political climate. Many of the resources available on the ‘net come from and are supported by these small magazines.

let’s give them a hand

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