One of the six stated objectives for a viable postal future is to “ensure pricing of Market Dominant mailing products is based on demand for each individual product and its costs, rather than capping prices for every class at the rate of inflation.”
As you may know, First-Class Mail can only rise to the cost of the Consumer Price Index. Other products like Priority Mail and Express Mail can adjust to whatever the market will bear.
Since First-Class is still our bread-and-butter, snagging a big percentage of our revenue and volume. Is it self-defeating to keep us from adjusting these prices higher than the CPI. After all, the CPI excludes volatile food, health care and energy prices. What do we use a lot of? Fuel for our vehicles and our buildings.
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