Affordable Mail Alliance Responds to USPS Earnings Report
Washington, DC – The Affordable Mail Alliance today responded to the United States Postal Services’ earning report. The report contends that the USPS will not have the capital to continue opeartions into FY 2011. This claim is false.
As the Postal Service said just a month ago in its rate filing, even after making this year’s Retiree Health Benefit payment, USPS will end FY 2010 with $1.3 billion cash. Further, on October 1, the first day of FY 2011, the USPS will have access to another $1.8 billion. In addition, a potential shortfall could be eliminated by waiving either the FY 2010 or FY 2011 Retiree Health Benefit payment of $5.5 billion.
“We’re saddened to see these dubious cliams by the Postal Service and would hope for a more constructive dialogue with customers instead of making misleading public statements,” Tony Conway, Affordable Mail Alliance Spokesperson and Executive Director of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers.
“Unfortunately, the Postal Service seems to be attempting to justify their proposed rate hikes of ten times the rate of inflation – a move that would drive away more consumers and worsen the financial situation they’re highlighting in this report.”