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U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery

New delivery cuts are being announced Wednesday by the U.S. Postal Service.

Mail carriers will stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but will continue to deliver packages six days a week.

The plan is expected to save about $2-billion a year for the financially struggling agency.

It’s not clear whether congress will have to approve the changes.

They’re expected to begin in August.

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12 Comments to “U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery”

    Marty said:
    February 6, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Heres a new idea, lets save more money by keeping Saturday service and stopping Monday service. Most federal holidays are on monday, this way the taxpapers get a break and the mail people can enjoy the federal holidays.

      sharong4 said:
      February 6, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      I can agree with that, The mail is slow in getting delivered anyway. In my area we may not get mail until 7pm. There is always a substitute.

      ELIZABETH said:
      February 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

      I ALSO AGREE THAT SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN TO ME!

    pagan69 said:
    February 6, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    I often wonder why the Post Office is on the rocks and all the other agencies are spending money like Drunken Sailors on Shore Leave?

    TONY said:
    February 6, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    They could stop Saturday and Wednesday – have the employee's work 4 ten hour days and save a bunch of money.

      Todd Pardee said:
      February 6, 2013 at 10:36 AM

      Better yet I’ll take USPS every other day! One route Mon, Wed, Fri, the other Tue, Thu, Sat…..save on gas, pollution and expenses. More urgent issues are already done electronically or privately

    kid1339 said:
    February 6, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Don't think about saving gas,Obama will burn it up in his wasted travel.

    kid1339 said:
    February 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    All these comment, are better then congress or the post office have.

    Martha said:
    February 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Get rid of all the junk and "duplicate" junk mail. Bring us the important stuff that doesn't take hours to go through. I have other things to do all day. I would miss Saturday mail if it's discontinued.

    Jack said:
    February 6, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    The money won't be "saved" it will only be squandered away. Or as our government says, "reallocated elsewhere"

    wendy said:
    February 6, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    It’s sad that this is what people think of postal service but better yet take a second ad think of all the people that would Los there jobs think of that package or letter that u rv waiting on that won’t get to u until who knows when. . Think about the carriers that r or there rain sleet or shine for a service. . Yeah u may get ur mail a little late every now and then but if that’s a problem y take awat Saturday cause if they start deleting things now there will b more to come

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