US Postal Service wasted $1.2 million on ‘Simpsons’ stamps?
The U.S. Postal Service — which is currently in the throes of snowballing debt — wasted $1.2 million on the production of “Simpsons” themed stamps, according to an inspector general’s report.
One billion stamps featuring the cartoon family were produced — and only 318 million were sold, the Washington Post reports.
Each year the USPS prints commemorative stamps based on a recommendation by an “advisory board” made up of a group of everyday, regular schmucks. The most popular stamp of all time was a 1993 stamp commemorating Elvis Presley’s 58th birthday, followed by a 1995 Marilyn Monroe stamp.
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