Post Office Management deserves high commendation for their seeking to close a high number of post offices to significantly reduce their extremely high budget deficit. However, they or if need be Washington should force them to first offer to these communities where their post office is slated to be closed the option to make a yearly monetary contribution to the Post Office for the financial operating losses of the individual Post Office in their community and if the local community makes the commitment the respective Post Office should be kept open. Remember, to many communities the local Post Office is an integral part of the heart of a community, it is a place where people make conact with one another and make and strengthen the bonds which make up a community. The local Post Office is a source of pride for a community as well as a asset to a community which aids home values and draws, albeit minorly, people to live in a local community; the Post Office management shouldn't rip this out of a community without making a great effort to avoid doing so! It is completely undestandable Post Office management seeking to close large number of individual post offices. The Post Office operating deficits are unsustainable, $8.5 billion in 2010. The whole industry has changed; with the advent and extensive use of the internet the need and use of the mail has dramatically fallen. First class mail traffic has fallen twenty percent from 2006 to 2010 and it is expected to fall even further over the next ten years per the Inspector General's Office to 150 billion pieces per year from 213 billion pieces in 2006. There should be no question to reasonable Americans that the Post Office management has to make profound changes. But for crying out loud, give local communities a chance to save this valuable asset of theirs. Local communities financially support local fire departments, local police departments, why not local post offices?