USPS Raising Postage Stamp Price to 58 Cents

The United States Postal Service announced that it will be raising first-class postage stamps from 55 cents to 58 cents as part of Commissioner Louis DeJoy’s restructuring plan.

The Postal Service said that the changes are to go into effect on August 29th, with the move intended to make the USPS financially viable. The Postal Service has been losing billions of dollars annually for years.

In addition to the increase in postage stamp prices, the cost for other items will go up as well, including those for letters, postcards, marketing mail, and international letters.

 

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Goose Gossage is disgusted by this irresponsible and reckless inflation the corrupt Biden gang have inflicted upon us due to their communist ideas and incompetent abilities.

    Goose Gossage says Trump2024!!!

  2. The 3 cent increase: Someone making a wedding whom sends out 1,000 standard sized invitations and return cards means a $60 increase for stamps or a total of: $1,160 for stamps.

      • You should be aware that people selling large quantities of Forever stamps online are selling counterfeit (fake) stamps. The post office doesn’t offer large discounts for buying large quantities (even authorized outlets get only a small discount). Do you think these sellers are selling at a large loss to do a Chesed for everyone?

  3. Some will claim that raising the price of first-class postage stamps from 55 cents to 58 cents makes sense, and I suppose that, in a way, it does makes sense for the postal service, but for the consumer, isn’t a penny saved, a penny earned? Of course, there will be some who will read my comment, shrug their shoulders and say, “A penny for your thoughts!”, which seems like a senseless response to me. Others might say to me that if I truly believe in what I’m saying, I should put my money where my mouth is and take action on the matter. But I’m not an activist; I’m merely a casual observer who wishes to state publicly that I refuse to give my stamp of approval to this price hike. I’m sorry, but they’re trying to stick it to us! I just want to be treated like a first-class citizen. Is that asking too much?
    If I don’t respond adequately to this price hike, won’t I be be accused of simply mailing it in?
    Sadly, this price hike seems like a signed, sealed and delivered deal to me, which not only breaks my heart, but also breaks my wallet.

  4. The stamp increase is part of Trump bootlicker Louis DeJoy’s 10-year plan. You should really do a little homework before you speak.

  5. Notice how slow the mail has become? Trump’s appointee, Postmaster General DeJoy, destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of custom-built automated mail processing machines as part of the 2020 “mail ballots are bad” scheme. The unqualified DeJoy, who was nothing more than a big Trump campaign contributor, should pay for new machines before he’s fired and on his way out of the swamp. Postal workers and mail recipients are angry about his incompetence. He’s got to go!

  6. Notice how slow the mail has become? DeJoy destroyed millions of dollars’ worth of automated mail processing machines as part of Trump’s “mail ballots are bad” scheme in 2020. The totally unqualified millionaire should have been made to pay for that blunder instead of donating millions to Trump to win an appointment as Postmaster General. “Bootlicker” is an accurate description. Fire him!

  7. I wish US history was taught in private schools. The USPS was never intended to be a business (no less a profitable one). It was intended to be a service offered to the American people to aid in communication and keep them informed. The prepayment of pension liabilities is only expected of the USPS and not other departments of our government. Following the arc of online shopping and shipping the USPS has carved a niche in last mile deliveries for vendors. Because DeJoy is unwilling to negotiate higher prices to private industry (ie Amazon) he can claim that the business concept is failing. The business concept is merely a small part of today’s PO.

    DeJoy has worked hard at convincing our citizenry that the USPS is a business. Honestly, in this day and age, how many people rely on the USPS for delivering communications? Most of us pay bills online and then of course there are those ubiquitous wedding invites. I’m not going broke if the cost of my two monthly pieces of mail even double in price or impact the cost of my Smithsonian subscription.

    Hopefully we’ll be rid of DeJoy before the year is over and the USPS will be able to replace the state of the art sorting machines DeJoy trashed.

  8. @Mutty- if someone can afford to invite 1000 people to their wedding, I’m sure they can afford the extra $60. Personally, I think a smaller simcha is better for everyone involved.

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