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Are you in favor of ending U.S. Postal Service delivery on Saturdays?


The U.S. Postal Service is ending delivery on Saturdays starting in August 2013. Are you in favor of this policy change? This is obviously a prudent money saving move by the Postal Service (which is losing money), which they say will save $2 Billion per year. What are the downsides to losing Saturday mail delivery?

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    John Coviello (Rock_nj) 3 years ago

    Even though I am occasionally waiting for an important piece of mail and waiting until Monday is not ideal, I am OK with not getting mail on Saturdays. Perhaps it is invetiable with the rise of computer communications and bill payment, etc.

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    John Coviello (Rock_nj) 3 years ago

    For them to save money, they'd have to cut some people's hours. So it goes. Computer workers get more hours to set up and keep computer communications going, and postal workers lose hours because Saturday delivery is eliminated.

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    John Coviello (Rock_nj) 3 years ago

    While I agree with the spirit of your response that we should privatize government services when possible, the U.S. postal service was set up at the founding and is part of the original social contract that mail services will be universally provided.


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    stclairjack 3 years ago

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/postal-se...


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