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Saturday postal delivery to stay

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:18 AM
Last updated 6:18 PM
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn’t allowing the change.

The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses.

But a statement Wednesday from agency’s Board of Governors notes that Congress has passed a spending bill that continues the long-time prohibition against reducing delivery days.

As a result, the board says it believe that Congress “has left it with no choice but to delay implementation” of the five-day-a-week plan.

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my.voice
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my.voice 04/10/13 - 12:15 pm
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And as usual, Washington does

And as usual, Washington does NOTHING. Let the bleeding continue!

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 04/10/13 - 01:46 pm
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Yay!

Now I don't have to worry about not being able to get junk mail on Saturday...this will certaily keep the country afloat!!

fedex227
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fedex227 04/10/13 - 08:47 pm
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To be fair, you have to thank ...

a Republican-controlled congress for this one. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md) introduced a bill last year that would give the Postal Service more flexibility to change its business model and allow for it to stop Saturday delivery as a means to save money- and that's what they built their restructuring on- but the House did not take up the measure. So when the Republican majority opted to vote for a continuing resolution, they also in effect agreed to fund the 'bleeding' USPS - well done boys.

my.voice
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my.voice 04/10/13 - 09:04 pm
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Im for giving Washington an

Im for giving Washington an enema and just refilling everyone's seats.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 04/11/13 - 05:19 am
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The Republicans are the ones

The Republicans are the ones responsible for passing a bill in 2006, forcing the Post Office to fully pay for retiree benefits for 75 years in a 10 year period. Any business owner out there who would like to pony up 100% of their employee benefits for someone they'll hire around 2035-2045?

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