We all hear the stories of political turmoil in this country. The anger. The hate. The hostility. The intolerance. The narrow-mindedness. All of that should take a backseat to a report that was released today. The suicide death rate last year was the highest it’s been in at least 50 years, according to U.S. government records. There were more than 47,000 suicides, up from a little under 45,000 the year before.
One million dollars. That’s the often-quoted amount they say you should have to retire and live well. They also say, however, that $1 million isn’t going to be enough. Nope, you need to be a multi-millionaire to retire. You better own your home free and clear and have a million in your retirement account and thousands coming in from your pension. Oh, you better be healthy, too.
The Oct. 11 editorial, “Postal service can’t continue on same financial path,” states that the U.S. Postal Service is losing money. This is not quite true. The post office does not use taxpayer money and the taxpayer is not on the hook to pay for the accounting problems that Congress, in 2006, burdened the post office with when it passed HR6407 by voice vote in the House and unanimous consent in the Senate.