Washington, D.C., May 29, 2014 – The Greeting Card Association (GCA) issued the following statement in response to rumored efforts by House Republicans aimed at using the elimination of Saturday mail delivery as a “pay-for” to offset a bailout of the Highway Trust Fund:
“Eliminating essential services like Saturday delivery in order to bail out the Highway Trust Fund is a misguided and infeasible tactic that should be dismissed out of hand,” said Rafe Morrissey, GCA Vice President of Postal Affairs. “The Postal Service is already in serious financial duress and any consideration of measures that would deprive consumers and small businesses of critical services, while further sacrificing revenue and ceding mail volume to competitors, is irresponsible and unacceptable.”
Morrissey continued, “The Postal Service’s financial crisis deserves comprehensive and dedicated reform legislation, not piecemeal provisions on unrelated issues. Under no circumstances should Postal Service finances be allocated to non-postal expenditures.”
Click here for Bloomberg’s initial reporting on the rumored efforts.
ABOUT THE GREETING CARD ASSOCIATION
The Greeting Card Association is the U.S. trade association serving the greeting card and social expression industry. Founded in 1941, the GCA today represents nearly 200 American and international publishers from diverse businesses – ranging from young start-ups to established companies of all sizes, scopes and years in the industry – as well as suppliers that provide production services and product distribution at the wholesale level.
More information on the GCA’s commonsense solution for the Postal Service is available at CommonSensePostalSolutions.org.