You will soon have one day less crap filling your mailbox.
The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it plans to end Saturday mail delivery, in one of the most significant steps taken to date to cut costs at the struggling agency.
Patrick R. Donahoe, postmaster general and CEO, said at a press conference that the move is “absolutely necessary” as part of a broader effort to stabilize the service’s troubled finances.
“Making this change to our delivery schedule is a big-ticket item,” he said. “It would be irresponsible for the Postal Service not to pursue this course.”
I’d say that about 9 out of 10 items in my mail go straight into the garbage; I am not exaggerating. I don’t know when I last received a letter.
The USPS has about a gazillion trucks and a gazillion union hacks to deliver a gazillion, gazillion pieces of junk mail. Anything I really want comes via Federal Express, UPS or more and more, via email. As far as I am concerned, the USPS can raise the rate of first class mail to a buck, reduce delivery to Tuesdays and Thursdays and deep-six 75% of the operation.