The Post Office withheld new first class “forever” stamps pending a rate increase. (Huh?) The new rate is 55¢, Extra ounce stamps are now 15¢, down from 21¢. Put another way: a standard letter went from .50 to .55; a flat letter from .71 to .70. After the “rate increase”.
PS: The new rate first class “forever” stamps are, of course, identical to the old rate first class “forever” stamps, but they were, of course, withheld.
NOTE: If this makes sense to you, you are a Democrat.