One expects that raising rates is a strategy to boost income but it could also be a method to drive the Congress to act.
Several aspects of the USPS plan (many noted before it was called the 10 year plan) to address issues were ideas like moving postal employees to Medicare, a new fleet of vehicles, focus more on packages, etc.
Well glad I got a coil roll of the commemorative Waving Flag First Class stamps. Bought them as the sell coils with a 100 stamps, a nice change from selling 1,000 or more. So why not get a coil or two, save a few with the plate number on it, and use the rest.