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U.S. Postal Service to End Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1.

The U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1.

The current six-days-per-week mail delivery business model is “no longer sustainable,” according to the U.S. Postal Service. Continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers are among the key factors that lead to the decision. Saturday is also the lightest mail day of the week.

“We must change in order to remain an integral part of the American community for decades to come,” reads a message on the U.S. Postal Service website.

The good news is, the majority American’s don’t seem to mind whether they get Saturday mail delivered or not.

Rasmussen poll on mail delivery in 2012 showed “Three-out-of-four Americans (75 percent) would prefer the U.S. Postal Service cut mail delivery to five days a week rather than receive government subsidies to cover ongoing losses.” And a USA Today/Gallup poll in 2010 found the majority of U.S. residents surveyed were ok with eliminating Saturday delivery.

The March 2010 telephone survey of 999 adults revealed people age 55 and older were more likely than younger people to have used the mail to pay a bill or send a letter in the past two weeks.

Speak out: Are you among the 25% still in favor of Saturday delivery? How will this change affect you?

Tired of the B.S. February 12, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Maybe instead of calling your representatives and senators, you could mail them a letter. Wouldn't that be the way to show them how important the USPS is?
Denise Du Vernay February 12, 2013 at 08:57 PM
:)
BUTCH February 12, 2013 at 10:21 PM
Nope but that hovel, dream or the rock is America not the Murka of the BUSHEVIKS, The same argument for rounding up escaped slaves in the 2 amendment argument becomes the right to modernize a musket for Deer hunting with a street sweeper or Glock with a 30-50 round clip!
Denise Du Vernay February 13, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Oh, Juvenal, you opened up a slimy can o' worms. You're just cherrypicking which parts of the Constitution we take seriously? Okay, by that logic, I could say that the First and Second Amendment gives us rights, but they don't specify that we can every day, so I'm limiting our comment thread rights to Wednesdays only. And if the Constitution doesn't protect the daily delivery of Val-paks, it certainly doesn't protect any weapon faster or swifter than a musket. So, you say no mail delivery for people who live in the sticks and I say you have to stay off the Internet, but you can carry a bow and a small quiver, but on Saturdays only.
BUTCH February 14, 2013 at 06:51 PM
the USPS is the largest employer in America, Wal mart is the largest in Bainland who pay their slaves ALMOST 9 Yuan a hr.The USPS employ former WARRIORS with decent wages and benefits which is not a word in the Bain-Mandarin dialect. The pre retirement schemes include they must break even while no other agency of government such a s DOD has to. The TPARTY forced the USPS to remove any and all services that would help them break even and will not allow the agency to receive any help from " WE the People" because it is a business another lie, it is a PUBLIC SERVICE! The obstructionists are going on vacation they refuse to pay their bills for WARS, BIG PHARMA , and BUSH TAX cuts while demanding the USPS to so! It is so lame and wile we were distracted another Mormon this one from NEV has screwed America by caving into the obstructionists again in the Senate, while the unindicted criminals in the House demand that VET'S now employed and those that would have been employed be abandoned again, then they will put their White Robes and masks on and make up more stories on latest riots in the Hood, They make money in the killing fields and then more with their hypocrisy of blaming the bangers for using the guns and ammo they sell the gangsters.

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