It would appear that the Postal Service claims that they are suffering with a number of constraints such as charging the public what they say is the full price for mail delivery and are also banned from creating other avenues of revenue.
Looking at the voting polls at above website it would appear that a number of people are in favor of the idea of no mail delivery on Saturday.
And to think I have to wait until Monday to get my junk mail-pitiful.
I agree. Three times a week would be fine. With the financial mess the USPO is in a move like this is long overdue. The only concern I have is that there may be a corresponding revenue loss in third class mail.
uh huh... and then we will do our mailing and commerce through the internet... right? -until it gets taken over by our government or another government, (ah china..choo..bless me...) or an asteroid hits the power stations, or the solar rays strike the power stations.
I don't mind the loss of Saturday mail delivery. They will still deliver packages on Saturday. But I do think the PO should stay in place as a government agency. There are too many reasons for it to continue. The main one is that we will have electronic problems in future, and we need a means to deliver by person when necessary. There has been a concerted effort to privatize the PO, and one thing that was done to force the issue was the savings of retirement by some ridiculously overblown amount. The PO is literally the only agency that's required to do that. I can only wonder who's making the deal with which corporations for this post office regulation not to be reversed in light of the financial difficulties the PO is having.
The transfer of a lot of mail to the internet is enough of a burden without adding the retirement stuff to it.
The less frequent delivery is, the more they would drive all those profitable companies that buy a lot of stamps to move to another service. Along with anyone who wants their post to get there as quickly as possible.
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