The Post Office lost $2.8 Billion last year -- and is on track to lose more this year. The Post Office estimates they can save between $1.9-3.5 Billion by eliminating delivery one day per week.
The Postmaster General appeared before Congress today to ask that the 6-day-a-week requirement be lifted. He hinted that the lowest day by volume is Tuesday, and that would likely be the day that is cut.
I am hurt/outraged ... because I love getting mail. At the same time it is important to note that USPS uses NONE of your tax dollars - they operate completely independently, although Congress controls everything they do.
While I'm sure this has a bit to do with the economy - it has a lot more to do with the fact that people just don't send as much mail - which is a sign of the times. Unforunately I think this might be necessary. :-/ So I would like to publically support the Postmaster General in the removal of the 6-day-a-week delivery requirement.
Sadness ... what are your thoughts?