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McConnell out of touch; many depend on reliable Postal Service

By JERRY SYKES Calvert City

EDITOR:

Here in Kentucky where almost a quarter of the population lacks access to fast broadband Internet, having a reliable Postal Service is critical.

But clearly Sen. Mitch McConnell doesn't seem to think so.

See, two years ago, when the Senate voted to shore up the U.S. Postal Service by passing the 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012, McConnell voted  no.

The bill placed a one-year moratorium on closing rural post offices and required the USPS to take rural issues into special consideration before closing or consolidating any rural stations or branches. And it kept our Saturday mail delivery going for two more years.

The legislation also mandated that the impact on small businesses be taken into account before any mail facilities are closed.

For senior citizens and others without a computer or rural broadband, snail mail is essential for them to receive their medical prescriptions as well as mail order catalogs since they can't shop online.

How out of touch is Sen. McConnell after almost three decades in Washington? Because of his congressional franking privilege he never has to pay for stamps as all his outgoing mail is paid for by us taxpayers.

In November, I think we need a new senator.

JERRY SYKES

Calvert City

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