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Postal Service backs off plan
to suspend Saturday delivery service

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/10/2013 12:31:01 PM

The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday said it will delay a cost-cutting plan to end Saturday mail delivery, following congressional action that blocked the effort. Congress passed a temporary federal spending bill last month including language that prevents the agency -- which lost $15.9 billion last year -- from going to a Monday-to-Friday mail delivery schedule. The agency, which wanted to begin the new schedule Aug. 5, said the decision was made Tuesday by its board of governors. “By including restrictive language in the Continuing Resolution, Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule,”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 4/10/2013 12:46:17 PM     (No. 9268733)

Union pressure got to the spineless congress.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 4/10/2013 12:56:12 PM     (No. 9268770)

Anything that´s important to me comes UPS or FedEX.

Don´t need USPS for much, and nothing at all on Saturday.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 4/10/2013 1:10:04 PM     (No. 9268807)

To big to fail!,just like Amtrack and coming soon Obamacare!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 4/10/2013 1:20:06 PM     (No. 9268825)

In this age of email, FedEx, and UPS: three-day per week USPS residential delivery would be quite adequate, thank you. Business customers don´t need Saturday. Let postal workers handle two 3-day residential routes for a 6-day week, and make the transition via attrition.

Of course, the unions would rather bankrupt USPS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/10/2013 3:03:28 PM     (No. 9269028)

"Come Saturday morning... "

Cue the theme music.

I like Saturday delivery and find it would be far simpler to price stamps at 50 cents
with a premium added for Alaska and Hawaii deliveries.

Everyone is already paying far more for gasoline and other necessities than we
ever thought would be the case.

Charge for what the service is worth...
Or make it what it once was, a part of the normal federal budget, as a Gummint Agency
once again.

This really is not all that difficult to fix.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cedar, 4/10/2013 3:13:50 PM     (No. 9269045)

Here is a federal agency trying to reduce spending, and the pea brain Congress is stopping it?

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