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Old 02-06-2013, 06:54 AM  
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The U.S. Postal Service plans to announce Wednesday that it will end Saturday mail delivery, in one of the most significant steps taken to date to cut costs at the struggling agency.

A source familiar with the decision confirmed the plan to Fox News.

Under the proposal, the Postal Service will continue to deliver packages six days a week. The plan, which is aimed at saving about $2 billion, would start to take effect in August.

The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points -- package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet use.

Under the new plan, mail would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.

Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages -- and it repeatedly but unsuccessfully appealed to Congress to approve the move. Though an independent agency, the service gets no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control.

It was not immediately clear how the service could eliminate Saturday mail without congressional approval.

But the agency clearly thinks it has a majority of the American public on its side regarding the change.

Material prepared for the Wednesday press conference by Patrick R. Donahoe, postmaster general and CEO, says Postal Service market research and other research has indicated that nearly 7 in 10 Americans support the switch to five-day delivery as a way for the Postal Service to reduce costs
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #31
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I think USPS does a better job than any other package delivery service, fwiw.
jesus i completely disagree.

IMO Fedex is the best.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:15 PM   #32
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I have no problem with this at all, its supposed to save them about 2 billion a year.

That seems like a reasonable trade-off in these cash strapped days.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #33
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Private companies won't deliver shit out to Bum****, Montana. At least not for 50 cents.
Here in "Bum**** Montana," I like my mail, but I could give two shits if they delivery on Saturdays. The reason I live here is because I like the outdoors and hang out in places like this.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #34
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Private companies won't deliver shit out to Bum****, Montana. At least not for 50 cents.
Neither will they deliver shit out of Bum****nowhereville KS where my shingle is hung out. I'm still in favor of privatization.

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Good move. And they should charge more as well.
They just upped stamps again I hear. The problem is they need to be going up quarters instead of pennies.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #35
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jesus i completely disagree.

IMO Fedex is the best.
Fedex = a bunch of overpriced rubes, and what does Jesus have to do with it?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:28 PM   #36
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Obama and the democrats had complete control in Washington for 2 years (including a significant period with a filibuster-proof majority). Why didn't they fix this Bush-created problem?
W left a huge number of problems. Priorities. And, never had a filibuster-proof majority.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:35 PM   #37
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Here in "Bum**** Montana," I like my mail, but I could give two shits if they delivery on Saturdays. The reason I live here is because I like the outdoors and hang out in places like this.
Why do you always have to rub our faces in it?

Man that is some beautiful country. I am jealous.

As far as ending Saturday Mail I am all for it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #38
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Here in "Bum**** Montana," I like my mail, but I could give two shits if they delivery on Saturdays. The reason I live here is because I like the outdoors and hang out in places like this.
That is not fair at all and is just down right mean to post something like that when you know perfectly well some of us are sitting in our offices staring at computer screens.
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Everyone seems happy to get less from there tax dollar, I sure hope you guys don't run your business like that.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #40
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Why do you always have to rub our faces in it?

Man that is some beautiful country. I am jealous.

As far as ending Saturday Mail I am all for it.
Beat me to it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #41
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #42
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There are more people retired and on pensions w/ the USPS than there are actual active workers
ObamaCare will help fix that issue.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #43
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Why do you always have to rub our faces in it?

Man that is some beautiful country. I am jealous.

As far as ending Saturday Mail I am all for it.
Hey, if it makes you feel any better, that area is under about 7 feet of snow right now.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #44
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I think USPS does a better job than any other package delivery service, fwiw.
Complete BS.

Cheapest doesn't equal Best.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:04 PM   #45
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In addition to this, we need to end warfare on Saturdays.

I don't see any of the free-market services cutting back their services. Typical govt, pay more get less.
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