Letters to the Editor

Catalog problem due to post office

In response to Dee Holwitz letter. Where in my letter did I state that I ordered something from a catalog? Or online for that matter. And even if I did, there is no excuse for these companies and their marketing associations sharing my information. By the way the organization who controls the “Do Not Mail List,” who you suggest I pay money to, controls the mailings. It’s the The Direct Marketing Association.

It is the U.S. Postal Service who is to blame. They control, or at least they should control the system, all of its processes, and the system should have a process that prevents their customers from receiving useless and unwanted mailings, that the taxpayers have to pay for. The USPS projects a $7.8 billion dollar loss for 2010. I think they should double that to pay for garbage and land fill costs all over the country.

Keeping hundreds of millions of catalogs out of the waste stream should be a priority.

We have a federal “Do Not Call List,” why not a federal “Do Not Mail List.”

Richard Mack

Oak Harbor

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