I had to cancel two checks this month because USPS lost them in the mail. In
other news, UPS got all my College Text Books to me within a week of ordering
them. I can now say Big Government works without a hint of sarcasm.
For six years I lived in Germany on US Military Bases. Mail was not delivered
on Saturdays or Sundays (only Mondays through Fridays). When I returned, I had
forgotten about Saturday delivery.I think this is a good cost
I would much rather have mail delivery 4 or 5 days a week than have to pay much
higher postage. With email and the internet, I seldom need postal delivery every
We give to other countries, but can't take care of our postal workers?
NO deliveries on holidays, no deliveries on Sundays, no deliveries on
Saturdays.Why bother? Get the feds out of the delivery
business. Privatize the service. Save us all money and get better service.Hey, Orrin. After getting $300 million for that group in CA (pork via
the Sandy Hurricane bill), how about getting the "US" government out of
the postal service?
Glad to see this step in the right direction. There is nothing so important
that I need it delivered on Saturday. This has been a waste of money for a long
time. Having known a couple of letter carriers, I appreciate their hard work.
They get a bad rap, but they work hard and lately conditions have been worse.
Carriers are working harder with controversey about their employer ever
abundant. Think about your work environment if it was constantly maligned. On
pricing vs UPS; Congress made it a law that they can't charge what the true
cost is. Anyone who thinks it only cost .47 cents to send a letter across the
U.S. is crazy. More changes need to be made like closing Post Offices, but
Congress will continue to use the USPS as a political football.
@ Utah Blue DevilWho said there pay would be cut? Simply revise the
routes and number of carriers so each day equals 8 hours. Better yet, cut
delivery to 4 days per week. revise the routes to 10 hours/day. Reduce the staff
through attrition. With so many Federal Workers retiring, now is the perfect
opportunity. It's a simple concept, yet difficult for the Gov to
understand. I agree with you, no one cares about Saturday delivery. Like I said,
they could do away with Friday too.
our postal service is still the best in the world. who else will get you a
letter in alaska in the great white north? congress excepts them to run off the
money they make but any change they make has to be approverd by congress, which
is a silly mess and has been foe 20 years. they spend more time tieing the hands
of the federal agencies then they do makeing law. the atm cant even keep track
of weapons because of a law made by congress. they cant keep a data base on fire
arms sold. so the crimianls can get weapons they want anytime. this was writtrn
by the nra, and congress does what they say for all money they give their
campains. coruption is at an all time high with supper pacs.
Cutting Saturday delivery won't affect most of us in any appreciable
way.This is probably a good move.It's also good to
see that DN has removed the hateful post that was here earlier. It should never
have been allowed in the first place.
how about gettng rid of those garbage mails too (no, not those payment bills).
If they do get rid of those, then those retailers will add more things online in
term of coupons and big sales informations. Yes not everyone have internet but
will encouage them have one in their home.
@Third try screen nameThe fact that a padded envelope costs 3x as
much to send via UPS is exactly why UPS is staying in business and the post
office isn't. UPS is honest about how much it costs to run their
business...the post office isn't and now they're paying the price for
I have mixed feelings about the postal service. It is a cheap way to send small
parts around the country. For $4 I can send a 10 oz padded envelope anywhere.
UPS costs three times that.But the delivery is unreliable and the tracking
is an embarrassment.At home I worry about sensitive material sitting in my
mailbox all day. Security is so bad that my bank statement doesn't even
show my account number.All my bills are now electronic.About all I
use the postal service for is birthday cards these days.Customer service
leaves a lot to be desired. Their legacy costs for pensions and insurance
are on par with auto makers. I believe the younger employees don't have as
sweet a deal, but the damage has been done.It wouldn't break my heart
to see the junk mail disappear.
Definitely a step in the right direction. Now if we could get the federal
government to shut down one day each week think of the money we could save, the
increased debt we could avoid, the intrusions we could limit, the problems we
could avoid and the personal freedoms we could preserve. One thing I have
learned, when congress is in session and this President is in his office, your
wealth and your freedoms are at risk!
Postal Union or not, I have no doubt many would be unhappy that their work weeks
= take home pay is being cut. Why is that so out of the world to understand or
think Union workers are the only ones who wouldn't want that to happen to
them.On the flip side, I think this has been a long time coming. I
don't need mail service on Saturdays. It would be nice to have the
branches open saturday mornings so that those who need to post something over
the weekend because they can't get away during the work week can use the
services.... but no... I don't need more bills nor junk mail delivery on
Let me guess...postal workers are part of a union?
It is about time, hopefully congress will support this or at least get out of
the way.On the other subject - "No other government agency is
required to make such a payment for future medical benefits." The solution
is not to drop this requirement for the post office, but to make it a
requirement for ALL government entities. If there is any hope of the medical
costs and pensions actually being paid, efforts need to start now to have the
money on hand.