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Subject: Congress says PO has to deliver on Saturday
Date Posted: 3/21/2013 9:12 PM ET
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As if the failure of the Veterans Administration to offer veterans their benefits in a timely manner isn't bad enough, now Congress won't let the Post Office stop Saturday delivery, even though most Americans have no problem with that cut in postal service.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/congress-wants-postal-service-keep-saturday-delivery-1C8998531

Of course, this makes sense to Congress as it uses the money from the Post Office for other programs that Congress wastes money on.

When you consider that Congress is mostly composed of lawyers, a profession that is trained not to compromise in court, and therefore can't compromise in Congress, it helps you understand the reasoning of a statement by "Dick the Butcher," a character in one of Shakespeare's plays, who said, "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."



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Date Posted: 3/22/2013 5:06 PM ET
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"Several polls have shown a majority of the public supports ending six-day delivery of first-class mail."

Not sure just who all these polled people are. Everyone that I've talked with - and that includes many more folks than just PBS members - thinks it's a bad idea to end Saturday First Class delivery and don't support that option.

Date Posted: 3/22/2013 6:57 PM ET
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"Congress says PO has to deliver on Saturday"-- or what?  I mean, really, what are they going to do?  Cut off the funding?

Date Posted: 3/22/2013 8:43 PM ET
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"Congress says PO has to deliver on Saturday"-- or what?  I mean, really, what are they going to do?  Cut off the funding?

Good point! I think that one way the Post Office could make more money, especially since it doesn't get any from Congress, is to discontinue the free franking that Congress has always enjoyed. I know that I would love to see senators and representatives charged for their so-called 'non-political' mailings.

Date Posted: 3/24/2013 7:57 PM ET
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Can't the post office just call it a furlough day?  Congress seems to think they're fine and dandy for everybody else.  For the record, I support ending Saturday mail.

Date Posted: 3/27/2013 5:42 PM ET
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Personally I do not care thet much if I don't get mail on Saturdey, ButI do get medication in the mail and would like it to arrive in a timely matter. I do not want to see somone loosing their job or getting hours cut because congress is messed up!

USPS suggested the cut in delivery to save money, and congress is forcing them to keep Saturday delivery. The postal service is being required to fund their retirement accounts 80 years into the future, these are funds that they, USPS cannot touch, but congress can. Who else funds their retirement that far in advande? The recipents of those funds have not been born yet., let alone employed.

I've noticed that Social security is not funded like this.

This is a sceme to distroy the postal service and privatize mail delivery or Congress might just be union busting. The postal servide is not broke! Support your local postal delivery people, write or call your congressional representive.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/166103/post-office-not-broke#

Date Posted: 4/11/2013 11:52 AM ET
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Why is it so important to receive mail delivery on Sat?..do not understand this at all...most mail is junk anyway these days.  I thnk people are capable of ordering things so that they can receive them when needed.