We want a "peace economy" that creates jobs, invests in our communities, restores and improves public services, saves the environment, and builds the infrastucture. We urge you to sign the petition at www.jobs-not-wars.org that calls for an end to the austerity and militarism that this Congress and Administration seem intent on.
Part of the postal service's problem is the ridiculous funding requirements for carriers' retirement accounts. Part is the need to provide other services that make a trip to the post office attractive: copying and fax services. Years ago the US Postal Service, like post offices around the world, also provided savings accounts that accepted balances as low at $1 and paid interest on everything. Recently the carriers in convention voted to explore restoring the service. This article tells all about it.