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Couldn't agree more. Will be nice not to get any bills on the weekend now.
 

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They could deliver three days a week and I would be fine. Mostly junk mail coming nowadays so keep cutting to reduce cost and try to become profitable.
 

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What!!!!


Our email will not work on Saturdays!!!
 
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So that means on Monday, I'll have double the preapproved offers!!! WAHOOOO!!!! The credit card industry is the only thing keeping USPS afloat.
 

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This is a move that should have been done a long time ago. I did notice that they will continue their package delivery and P.O. box delivery on Saturday.
 

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1 day a week would be enough.
 

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Saw a good article today talking about how this is a manufactured crisis meant to cut more government services and open our mail system up to privatization, price gouging, etc.

"But what has been lost in the political debate over the Post Office is why it is losing this money. Major media coverage points to the rise of email or Internet services and the inefficiency of the post model as the major culprits. While these factors may cause some fiscal pain, almost all of the postal service’s losses over the last four years can be traced back to a single, artificial restriction forced onto the Post Office by the Republican-led Congress in 2006.

At the very end of that year, Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA). Under PAEA, USPS was forced to “prefund its future health care benefit payments to retirees for the next 75 years in an astonishing ten-year time span” — meaning that it had to put aside billions of dollars to pay for the health benefits of employees it hasn’t even hired yet, something “that no other government or private corporation is required to do.”

A Manufactured 'Crisis': Congress Can Let The Post Office Save Itself Without Mass Layoffs Or Service Reductions | ThinkProgress
 

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Saw a good article today talking about how this is a manufactured crisis meant to cut more government services and open our mail system up to privatization, price gouging, etc.

"But what has been lost in the political debate over the Post Office is why it is losing this money. Major media coverage points to the rise of email or Internet services and the inefficiency of the post model as the major culprits. While these factors may cause some fiscal pain, almost all of the postal service’s losses over the last four years can be traced back to a single, artificial restriction forced onto the Post Office by the Republican-led Congress in 2006.

At the very end of that year, Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 (PAEA). Under PAEA, USPS was forced to “prefund its future health care benefit payments to retirees for the next 75 years in an astonishing ten-year time span” — meaning that it had to put aside billions of dollars to pay for the health benefits of employees it hasn’t even hired yet, something “that no other government or private corporation is required to do.”

A Manufactured 'Crisis': Congress Can Let The Post Office Save Itself Without Mass Layoffs Or Service Reductions | ThinkProgress

Good lord. That is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard. Almost any company would go bankrupt if they had to front thier health care costs for 75 years.
 

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