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March 28, 2013

Dear editor: Our government wants to stop Saturday mail delivery. You raised the price of the stamps twice in one year....

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Mar-29-13 9:09 AM

If you want no Saturday delivery and to really work then make it no weekend movement of the mail also. The mail for the weekend must completely stop, if not you're going to see great increases in overtime that will cut into the supposed savings. If the mail still is allowed to move weekends in planes, overland truck haulers a backlog is going to occur. I truly have faith in knowing this will be a failed adventure. Stay tuned.

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Mar-28-13 6:23 PM

I'd be fine with getting mail once a week. All I ever get is junk mail anyways.

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Mar-28-13 11:48 AM

Peggy I'm sorry no offense intended but you make me laugh. Let's keep the Saturday mail you say. Are you willing to pay $10 for a stamp for a simple letter to protect your Saturday delivery?

They are bleeding money, they make none.

Yet FedEx and UPS are profitable businesses.

At one point, many years ago, the USPS basically had a monopoly on parcel delivery. With all the infrastructure they had in place there's no good reason they didn't adapt so they could compete and be profitable. Other than the fact that they are a government entity and the government seems to be able to screw anything up.

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Mar-28-13 11:35 AM

"Heck, deliver three days a week: M-W-F for some of us, T-Th-S for others."

That sounds good in theory, but they sort all of the mail for delivery not in batches. I think it may require more time to sort by delivery date per recipient than delivering all per day.

Then the letter writer would complain that they got the M-W-F delivery and they really wanted the T-Th-S delivery.

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Mar-28-13 10:20 AM

Heck, deliver three days a week: M-W-F for some of us, T-Th-S for others. That'd meet the needs of most of us. Those who want six-day delivery should pay extra for it. Good old private-sector economics. Why burden all of us for a service that only a small minority says it needs?

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Mar-28-13 9:59 AM

What's wrong with UPS?

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Mar-28-13 9:42 AM

FedEx YES, United Parcel Service (UPS), NO. Boycott UPS!! Here's a plan to save the USPS: stop the big-wig junkets, outlandish benefits and "conventions". De-unionize the USPS and stop holding postal patrons hostage to their greedy pensions. That ought to do it.

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Mar-28-13 8:53 AM

The writer of the letter states that the government wants to end Saturday delivery, but it is exactly the opposite. The Post Office wants to end it - the government, specifically the GAO, is saying they are required to keep delivering on Saturdays. That being said, it is true... life as we know it will not change is Saturday delivery is suspended. The Post Office is heading toward bankruptcy anyway, so if this is a cost savings, I am all for it.

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Mar-28-13 8:51 AM

"Millions of people want Saturday mail to continue" and several millions don't care. Just check your email on Saturday and ship your packages FedEx.

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Mar-28-13 5:43 AM

Many millions more want it to coninue to be affordable. Stopping Saturday deliveries is a good cost savings plan. Life won't end if there is no Saturday delivery.

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