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TELL US: No Mail Delivery on Saturday: Does That Matter to You?

To save money, the US Postal Service is seeking to end mail delivery of letters on Saturday. Do you support this idea?

The financially-troubled US Postal Service announced Wednesday that in order to save $2 billion annually, it would seek to end the traditional delivery of the Saturday mail beginning in August. 

Packages would still be delivered. Mail addressed to PO Boxes will still be delivered on Saturdays. Post Offices currently open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays.  

But advertisements, bills and birthday cards destined for street addresses would be held until Monday. 

The reasons are continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers. The U.S. Postal Service is also the only federal agency required to pre-fund health benefits for retirees, and the costs are escalating quickly.

What do you think? 

Victor February 07, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Monday, Wednesday and Friday would be more than sufficient for mail delivery. Like most of what the Government runs.....it's inefficient and bloated with useless expenses.
Nj Ghost February 07, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Point Pleasant beach by the RR tracks is much better when you need to go to a post office
Robert Yates February 08, 2013 at 02:59 PM
The Post Office should be privatized. Pass an Amendent to the Constitution and allow private businesses to deliver the mail. It was a bad idea to make this a function of the government in the first place. Just like any pension heavy animal, eventually it will fall on its face.
Steve February 09, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Robert, They should privatize the public schools and police departments too.
Mary Frances Knight March 18, 2013 at 07:13 PM
I think the P. O. should keep delivering mail on Saturday..Pony Express ran through hail, sleet, rain, snow every day of the week.. Our debtors are expecting our payments on time and will charge us late fees if they are late. If the money was skilled budgeted the P. O. shouldn't had an problem...you keep going up with the postage but no change in the delivery. Sounds just like the government, keep taking our money, giving raises and the people has no better service.


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