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Our Founders realized the critical role mail plays in communications and deemed it a public service to inform and educate the general population on all facts and issues, including those governmental and political in nature. Congress was granted the sole and continuing power to establish and regulate post offices by Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution in 1789 and passed the Post Office Act of 1792.
The Postal Service has since been a major employer and responsible for a certain life benefit for all Americans. Greeting cards, letters, medical prescriptions, election materials, bills, financial communications and packages have been a constant in our lives and become more important in this time of COVID-19.
We all want to avoid crowds and stem the spread of the coronavirus, which makes voting by mail the best option for staying safe and healthy. Congress needs to step up to ensure the ongoing operational efficiency of and curb the recent damaging assaults on and attempted decimation of the USPS.
We need to ignore the reelection campaign-based misinformation and support the USPS however we can, including contacting our senators and representatives, to help ensure the continuation of our democracy.
Char Lane, Delray Beach
Lake Worth Beach suffers from lack of revenue
I’ve called Palm Beach County home since 1973. I can’t remember once in the last 25 years where Lake Worth Beach wasn’t in some type of financial crisis or another.
Again, some are blaming public safety costs that consume 35% of the budget. The fact is, Lake Worth Beach takes in less revenue than other like cities because they lack taxable property. So, the 35% is a number some politicians like Commissioner Omari Hardy use for self-serving agendas. Defunding, or reallocating funds as some say, is not an option in Lake Worth Beach. My family that lives in Lake Worth Beach deserves public safety that is not compromised for the sake of politics.
Decades of poor decision making that lacked the long view, where viability/sustainability are balanced with social needs/wants has seldom been in Lake Worth Beach’s calculus. Until a long-view strategic plan is put in play, Lake Worth Beach will lessen as a municipality as time progresses
Pam Traxler, Royal Palm Beach
Support campaign to fight global poverty
I wish to make the people aware of The Borgen Project mission. They are an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S foreign policy.
Nearly 1 million people are hungry. One child dies every 3.6 seconds from poverty, lack of clean water, hunger and preventable diseases. With more support to the International Affairs budget, the U.S can improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.
Using federal dollars to respond to these issues of poverty not only puts the United States in a position of international leadership. Reducing international aid directly comes back to positively impact American jobs. One out of five American jobs are export-related and 45% of our exports are now going to developing nations.
The Borgen Project advocates, educates, mobilizes, and issues messages to advance U.S foreign policy.
Melanie Perazzo, Palm Springs
World enriched by ambitious women
Brave and ambitious women have been contributing to our world since the beginning of time. It is we who have to change our attitudes. It is we who have to be grateful.
We will all benefit!
Deborah Finkel, Lake Worth Beach
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