Many In Fairfield County Say No Saturday Mail Is Just Fine

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The U.S. Postal Service says that it needs to cut $2 billion from their budget due to revenue decreases, and the best way to do that is to remove Saturday deliveries across the country. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The Daily Voice asked you on Wednesday what you thought of the U.S. Postal Service cutting down their mail delivery to five days, and a majority of you said you didn’t mind.

The Postal Service announced Wednesday that beginning in August, the service would stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue package delivery, pending approval from Congress.

“The Postal Service is advancing an important new approach to delivery that reflects the strong growth of our package business and responds to the financial realities resulting from America’s changing mailing habits,” said Patrick R. Donahoe, postmaster general and chief executive officer of the USPS, in a statement. “We developed this approach by working with our customers to understand their delivery needs and by identifying creative ways to generate significant cost savings.”

According to the poll The Daily Voice posted, 44 percent of those who answered said they didn’t mind not getting mail on Saturdays.

Another 34 percent said that didn’t like not receiving mail on Saturday, but that it was better than getting a tax increase to keep the deliveries.

Have you voted in our poll? Tell us what you think about the announcement here, or leave a comment below.

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Barnstorm:

Internal audits within the Postal Service have taken issue with PMG Donahoe's projection of $2 billion in savings. The projected cuts would not only NOT save that much money, but would lead to even more substantial losses in revenue.
It would be like going below decks on the Titanic to punch even more holes in the hull to try and let the water out.
Patrick Donahoe has been a total failure as a Postmaster General. In the private sector he would have been fired years ago. He doesn't know how to lead, and he has no vision to move the agency into the 21st century. He clearly needs to resign now.

just_looking:

Less frequent mail delivery is fine. Should have dropped Wednesday so that there is only one day in a row with out delivery, or should go to once a week delivery only on saturday and reuse other M-F govt employees to pick up a sat shift.