I read this yesterday but just shook my head and went on to other news, but there it is, not just still there but growing, even. Democrat Senator Harry Reid says that old people love junk mail.
Oh sure, just like everyone else does. We all just love sorting through the worthless crap that fills our mailboxes just to pick out the bills and the rare note from a friend, or maybe that check we’ve been waiting for forever.
At what age do we suddenly start loving worthless mail, pleas for money for starving African kids or starving South American kids or starving dogs, money for this religious cause or that Leftwing cause or that Rightwing cause. Reasons why you should buy gold from this outfit and sell your “junk” gold at a huge loss to this other outfit.
Yeah, we all just love it. No age discrimination against junk mail, we all feel pretty much the same about it.
“And when talking about seniors, seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world.”
In fact, 1000′s of Post Offices are due to close because of the lack of mail being sent. The Postal Service just isn’t selling enough stamps anymore to pay to keep them open, because the Internet and email have taken over so much of the services the Post Office used to provide, and at no cost for stamps.
Even so, we do need our rural post offices. Young working people can drive into a larger town to get packages and mail but our oldest citizens may not be able to drive any longer and rely on their postal carrier to bring mail to their homes.
All that is going to end for millions of rural postal customers soon unless Congress decides to underwrite the cost of running our Postal Service. Considering all the Govt. agency scandals that have been hitting the news, blowing big wads of money, diverting some of that waste to saving our postal system seems like a damn good plan. So for that I give Reid a round of applause. It happens that junk mail brings in more money than regular mail. That he claims that old people love junk mail and that is why we should save our postal system, is really nuts, but you know, in this case, whatever works is fine with me. Just don’t ask me to vote for someone as looney tunes as that.