I guess that beats raising the price of a stamp to five bucks.
Postmaster Proposes a Cutback in Mail Delivery
Saying the U.S. Postal Service "is in a severe financial crisis," Postmaster General John E. Potter is asking Congress to allow him to cut mail delivery from six days to five days a week.
In testimony prepared for a Senate hearing this afternoon, Potter said he needs "flexibility in the number of days we deliver mail."
"The ability to suspend delivery on the lightest delivery days, for example, could save dollars in both our delivery and our processing and distribution networks, he said. "I do not make this request lightly, but I am forced to consider every option given the severity of our challenge."
He said the cut in mail delivery would be at least one day a week. Currently, the postal system delivers mail Mondays through Saturdays.
"First, it is possible that the cost of six-day delivery may simply prove to be unaffordable," he said in his statement. " If that should occur, it could become necessary to temporarily reduce mail delivery to only five days a week. We would do this by suspending delivery on the lightest volume days."
Although Potter's prepared testimony referred to a temporary reduction to five days, in response to questions he indicated that the continuing decline in mail volume could require the reduction in service to be open-ended.
Potter also wants congressional approval to change the way the agency's funds its retiree health benefit.
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It wouldn't bother me any, just that much less junkmail to throw away.