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February 16th, 2013                                                        Published by: LRHandU.S. Postal Service To CutS...
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U.S. Postal Service To Cut Saturday Mail Delivery

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U.S. Postal Service to stop mail delivery on Saturdays in an attempt to stay afloat.

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U.S. Postal Service To Cut Saturday Mail Delivery

  1. 1. February 16th, 2013 Published by: LRHandU.S. Postal Service To CutSaturday Mail Delivery Service announced it’s not going to deliverU.S. Postal Service first-class mail on Saturdays anymore.Cuts Mail Delivery onSaturday | L.R. Hands Starting in August, the postman will noEmpower Network longer be stopping by on Saturdays at residences and businesses, though mailBlog will still be delivered to post-office boxes. Saturday package delivery will also continue as well as mail-order medicine and express mail. Most Saw The U.S. Postal Service Going This Way This action also highlights one of the 237- year-old agency’s main points – that packageU.S. Postal Service deliveries have risen 8.7 percent in the 2012 fiscal year, but the delivery of letters hasceases delivery on declined with the increasing use of email,Saturday social media and other internet use. The U.S. Postal Service is advancingIn an attempt to save $2 Billion dollars an important new approach toannually, the financially struggling U.S. delivery that reflects the strongPostal growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities resulting from America’s changing 1
  2. 2. February 16th, 2013 Published by: LRHand mailing habits, said Patrick R. Wouldn’t it be great to not Donahoe, Postmaster General and CEO at a news conference to have to worry about the announce the changes. government not having your back? CLICK HERE to see if something like what I doThe move is also meant to counterthe increasing costs of funding future resonates with you and yourretiree health benefits to its workers, as financial future.mandated by Congress, which oversees theindependent agency.Can’t The U.S. Postal ServiceRaise Money?The U.S. Postal Service faces otherlimitations. For instance, it is prohibitedfrom setting up retail outlets, for example,that could generate huge profits to helpoffset delivery costs. Even more damaging, itis barred by Congress from charging the fullcost of providing the service it is requiredto deliver….pretty damn stupid.Congress may soon be more open to approvereduced service for first-class mail from sixdays to five days a week as it seeks to reducespending. It should be noted that the U.S.Postal Service does not receive tax money tofacilitate its day-to-day operations.It is said neither snow, rain, heat nor“gloom of night” can keep the U.S. PostalService from completing its “appointedrounds” – but I guess they never saidanything about weekends… 2

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