$ 2 Billion

— How much the United States Postal Service will save per year by eliminating its Saturday mail service. The Associated Press reported that the change will be implemented in August.
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reallife
reallife

what? isn't Saturday mail a "basic human right"  like foodstamps, unemployment insurance, healthcare, etc?

 


jitty015
jitty015

Amazing that a party that claims to love the Constitution so much is doing their best to destroy a government agency whose stewardship is identified as one of Congress's responsibilities in said document.

MrObvious
MrObvious

They'd save even more if GOP hadn't handicapped them and let them operate under their mandate. But then their entire reason for doing so was to prove that USPS is dysfunctional and hurt one of the largest unions in this country. Because no one believe for a second that GOP is motivated by anything but the most simplest and primal reasoning do they?

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Securing postal workers' pensions for the next three generations.  No other governmental department has this requirement. 

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

How about they stop complying with the ludicrous pension system that Congress forced upon them so they can go back into operating in the black like they always have?

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

I'm guessing packages will still go through on Saturdays.  At least that's what we've been told.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Exchange 'stool' for 'drool' and you're there.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@jitty015 Constitution, schmonstitution. If the GOP can force the USPS into failure, they do things: destroy a union and privatize the mail. Never mind the fact that the USPS goes many places FedEx and UPS won't.

This is just another way for the GOP to advance its destructive agenda.

Sue_N
Sue_N

@nflfoghorn I hope so.

But the maddening thing is that this is another crisis wholly manufactured by the GOP. The postal service was doing fine until Congress slapped this on them. And it's still fixable. Or it would be if the GOP would just get over itself.