The proposal calls for a 3-cent increase in the price of a First-Class stamp and a new “forever stamp” that would be good for any future 1-ounce single-piece First-Class Mail letter, no matter how prices may change beyond 2007.
USA Today reports more than two dozen countries have used this type of stamp.
The forever stamp would let people hedge against future rate increases. But its price would rise along with that of the first-class stamp. So people who wait for a subsequent price increase to buy the forever stamp would have to pay a higher rate for it.
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