- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
USPS provides valuable service
The U.S. Postal Service plays an important role in keeping Americans connected. The Postal Service provides a critical link for American commerce, and in particular, for small businesses that use it to connect with customers.
As a small-business owner, I'm concerned about changes being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reduce postal services I rely upon to run my business.
The USPS is vital to small businesses. It provides us with affordable billing, shipping and advertising options. In my business every penny counts! USPS is also consistent and reliable -- qualities small businesses rely on as we compete with larger companies.
The cuts being discussed in Congress, dropping Saturday service and slowing delivery by a day or more, would make it harder for me to run my business. Delaying the timely delivery of essential business communications to my customers and vendors could harm relationships I've spent years developing. Dropping a day of service would force me to turn to expensive private delivery services on Saturdays, eating away at my bottom line.
Congress should not pass legislation that cuts service to Main Street America. It makes no sense to add new obstacles for small businesses working hard to make ends meet in a tough economy.
KELLI SEABAUGH, Cape Girardeau