In response to first-class mail rising in price, I feel that two cents doesn't seem to be that much, but with our economy being in a recession, we should put back all we can.
With the price of stamps increasing, people will turn to alternate methods of communication such as text messaging, e-mailing and making phone calls instead of mailing letters. Using these other forms of communication will not put money back into the economy.
Instead of raising the price of stamps, the U.S. Postal Service should lower the price of stamps so that more people can afford to send mail, therefore boosting our economy -- even if giving only a small boost. Maybe, instead of the price of stamps increasing for the general public who cannot afford higher-priced stamps, we should charge more to the major corporations that send loads of junk mail and bulk mail via snail mail to the public every day.
AARON C. JONES