I’ve been a postal clerk for 30 years. I’ve made a good living and provided for my family during this time. I’m not responding here to disparage the postal service. So said, the postal service doesn’t have an opinion on anything because they are a government agency that ultimately answers to Congress. The employees however may have opinions of one kind or another. The original intention of US mail service was to provide fair rates to all US citizens even as they moved West back in the day. Along these lines, then, First Class service for letters, large envelopes, and small parcels is uniform throughout the US, its territories and commonwealths (in the Pacific, Caribbean, and elsewhere), and even for mail that is technically not domestic, such as APO, FPO, and DPO addresses in other countries where our military are stationed. Anyone interested in the way our non-profit agency operates should research the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 passed unanimously in both chambers of Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush. In any case, flat rate mail is often the best bargain in shipping. But everything can change very quickly, so I would suggest everyone become informed. Eventually the question is: Do you want less government or better service? The choice is yours as reflected by your vote.