Postcard Surcharges Anger Visitors

Crested Butte, CO   Money Talks, Nobody Walks   April 8, 2016

A five-cent surcharge imposed on postal cards by the state of Colorado has irritated tourists here but doesn’t appear to be going away. The gov’ment hopes to raise funds to repair crumbling infrastructure and build employee housing.

Postcards mailed out of state will require an official Colorado Exit Stamp or end up in the dead letter file in the capital.

“Most people trust the mail and would never guess their glossy messages might not reach their destinations,” said a proponent of the charges. “We are still waiting for federal response to this and hope for national support.

“Everyone is trying to screw everyone else in the market place,” he continued.

“We’re just jumping on board. Next year we expect to tap in to the lucrative Tweet population or maybe even raise barking fees on Elk Avenue.

– Marlena Marvelou

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