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Subject: Re: post office Date: 2/22/2013 3:52 PM
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But the Post office is micro managed by the government.

And politicians.


There are loads of reasons why you can give up Saturday delivery, including half the folks aren't even home on Saturday to get the mail.

Ya know...way back when, there was TWICE A DAY delivery in most cities. Wow.....morning and afternoon.....well, that went the way of the horse cart.

You really think you need six days a week vs five day a week delivery of your magazines and bills? Have you actually gotten a letter from a friend in the mail in the last six months, or a post card from a vacation destination? Gimme a break....and if it arrived on Monday instead of Saturday, would your world collapse?

Most businesses don't even have anyone to process the mail on Saturday. They are SHUT DOWN. People work five days a week in business.

SO what's the beef about not delivering mail on Saturdays, other than 5000 or 10,000 extra post office jobs?


That's the whole point! The post office *wants* to stop delivering mail on Saturday. They want to do a lot of things differently. And a year and half ago the Senate passed a bill ending Saturday delivery and other needed reforms, but that idiot John Boehner blocked it in the House.

So here we are a year and half later and the problem has just gotten worse, as you'd expect. In the meantime, Boehner is currently on tour talking about how the government is wasting money on "cigarette smoking machines" but he can't lift his damn pinky to actually reduce spending in a smart way.
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