Before I tell you, look closely at these stamps–real, USPS-approved stamps–and see if you can figure out why the government would order them destroyed.
OK, I’ll give you a hint. Two words: “Generation Cupcake.”
Got it? Yep, you’re right!
With the Just Move! stamp issuance the U.S. Postal Service hoped to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity in achieving a healthy lifestyle.
However, according to Linns Stamp News, the USPS will be destroying the entire press run after receiving concerns from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition over alleged “unsafe” acts depicted on three of the stamps (cannonball dive, skateboarding without kneepads and a headstand without a helmet). (There’s also a batter without a batting helmet, a girl balancing on a slippery rock, and a soccer player without kneepads or shin pads.)
Thousands if dollars (if not more) the USPS doesn’t have, all so kids won’t see a cartoon image of a boy doing the cannonball or a girl balancing on a “slippery rock.”
This is the same government, by the way, that President Obama wants you to trust to control your health care. The government Nancy Pelosi says cannot be cut, because “there’s nothing left to cut.”
The Post Office lost $16 billion last year and will lose another $5-6 billion this year. But in this case, we can’t blame them.