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Would You Miss Saturday Mail Delivery?

A proposal would end Saturday first-class mail delivery.

The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly announcing on Wednesday that it will stop Saturday first-class mail delivery by Aug. 1, reported CBS News.

Mail personnel have delivered mail on Saturdays for 150 years, but the plan is to end regular mail service, while maintaining Saturday delivery for packages and express mail, CBS News reported.

The move is the latest attempt by the cash-strapped federal department to save money. It has already cut employees and service, but still reportedly lost $16 billion last year.

What do you think about this idea? Would you miss Saturday mail service?

Eileen Cushing-Craig February 07, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Hah...I hadn't read your post when I posted my later comment about cutting postal management. Trust me when I tell you. There's plenty of fat to be cut at that level.
Wind Dummy 25 February 07, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Analysts had been warning that FedEx stood to lose considerable revenues because of post office budget woes. Some predicted that FedEx could lose as much as $400 million a year in revenues from the post office after the current contract runs out. Government sh@t running down hill as usual...Ineptness on display again http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/jul/16/fedex-faces-potential-loss-us-postal-service-busin/
tom reardon February 08, 2013 at 12:28 AM
PMG has been looking to making changes which include reducing the mail delivery to 5 days........
NP February 08, 2013 at 02:05 AM
Thanks!! I just went on the website and opted out of all junk mail!! Ya!
Wind Dummy 25 February 09, 2013 at 04:24 AM
@ Who me, come on man please...The USPS as well as AMTRAK are huge tax open sore bleeding payer subsidies...This is BS, the U>S> Government can't, and in fairness shouldn't be, running what is a potential boon for the country & tax payers. Privatize anything that touches the private sector or the whole shebang! The only bang for the tax payer buck is the DOD, as it should and was designed for.. Name me one other "dept of" that works at all within budget. If we had a budget... Just since July, the USPS added $2.4 billion in red ink. Yet its rivals, mainly UPS and Federal Express, earn profits and pay taxes.Ultimately, the taxpayer will have to make up the shortfall... The Postal Service is supposed to be run like a business. But can you imagine any private business that maxed out its credit line, then the CEO and the board of directors took a vacation on an island somewhere?" Overall, Amtrak has soaked up $40 billion in taxpayer subsidies since the government created the service to take over most U.S. passenger rail travel 40 years ago. And other example of state subs, here at home, that gobble up tax payer money is right in our own state..The "T"...These dept of's are where political hacks go when nobody wants them but can't find a place for them, but owes them...lucky us... http://www.ocregister.com/articles/government-375028-amtrak-service.html

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