All those anti-government folks there who voted Republican can drive to Los Angeles for all I care. Reap what you sow.
Sadly, people who understand the role of government suffer with them. Perhaps the latter folk will start to practice the active and vocal social ostracization of wingnuts (and their hare-brained ideas) that will be necessary to purge America of their authoritarian poison. Authoritarians need to be actively managed or they will keep on destroying.
Margaret Baker The post office in Sawyers Bar, a contract operation for P.O. boxes was closed years ago. Now the post office at Forks will close. I know few people still live on the river. But for those who do, how will they get their mail? Go out to Etna?
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Rich Sawyer There’s a familiar ring to all this: We complain about the lack of service, service we aren’t willing to pay for.
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Margaret Baker I often comment that I want all of the Bush tax cuts ended. It would cost me more. Particularly on some capital gains that I have deferred. I am willing to pay. What about you.
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Rich Sawyer Raise taxes on everybody, including me. But would I be willing to subsidize the Postal Service with taxes to keep those tiny P.O.s open? Probably not. Maybe it’s because nobody I want to hear from writes me letters any more. I’m a bit spoiled, though, since I still get mail delivery to my house even though I live in a community of only a hundred people, seven miles from the nearest post office.
There is more to this story than meets the eye. Towns like Allegheny and Washington will be hard hit by the loss of their post office, yet places like the West and North Shores of Tahoe – easily serviced by a central post office, have a plethora of outlets. I used to commute from Tahoma to Incline Village and passed post offices in Tahoma, Homewood, Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Crystal Bay and Incline Village. Seven post offices within 15 miles of largely seasonal homes?
Could it be that the well heeled folk with summer “cottages’ at Lake Tahoe have a much larger say in our government than do the salt-of-the-earth type in Allegheny? Say it ain’t so.
I don’t know about Korbel, but Yountville (population 2900) has three post offices. The closure is the postal window in the Veterans home. The old 90210 is being replaced by a newer facility that is only a couple hundred yards away.
What a shame. Used to be that the density of the Nick and Nora Charles’ mixing martinis in Manhattan offset the Ma and Pa Kettles’ being able to receive a letter in Cape Flattery, Washington. Now Nick and Nora are on Google+ and the Kettles’ are busy hoarding food and reloading. This is yet another reason why broadband should be dealt with the same way rural electrification was in the 1930′s.