How Do You Feel About No Saturday Mail?

Faced with billions of dollars in losses, the U.S. Postal Service is proposing to halt Saturday mail delivery. This week’s online poll question is: “How do you feel about no Saturday letter delivery?” Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.

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Anonymous
on Apr 12, 2013

Although I think the government could cut other areas for spending, from an ecological standpoint cutting out one day would save a great deal of gasoline. I'd be fine with once a week delivery. We used to go to town once a week for pick-up, it worked ok then.

Anonymous
on Mar 24, 2013

Why does everyone think mail delivery should be free! I Pay $65/yr for a mail box because Mail is only delivered 2X's/wk. I believe it is time to charge everyone for mail delivery. The cost to put mail in my mailbox compared to delivering it is very cheap. Charge $12/yr., this would be very reasonable. Congress would have to do this.

Anonymous
on Mar 24, 2013

How much are we spending occupying other peoples countries? Scale back defense and keep Saturday service.

Anonymous
on Mar 23, 2013

Our rural route runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and works just fine for us living 20 miles from town. A lot of business offices and stores are closed on Saturday or have shortened hours. No Saturday mail of any kind is no big deal!!!

Anonymous
on Mar 23, 2013

America wake up, it is common in other countries to not have mail delivery on a saturday and is fine.

Anonymous
on Mar 23, 2013

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In the early 1900's My grandfather had a contract with USPS to daily pick up mail from the train station some 25 miles from where he lived by horse and wagon. He left the mail at a half dozen country stores on his return trip where the storekeeper was under contract to be local postmaster passing out mail as folks came in to pick it up. With the Tin Lizzy came home delivery with the rural route carrier under contract picking up mail at the same train station. When the USPS tried to shut down the little post offices in the stores there were people that wanted to keep on picking up their mail when they went to the store they didn't want make the daily trip to a mail box. When these little stores started going out of business the postal service built or rented stand alone post offices with the staff to operate them because that what the people asked for. Most of these little post offices service a relate small number of people and lot of them are within minutes drive of much larger post offices. Politicians like being reelected, they don't care how they spend tax dollars, as long as they can stay in office. Someone has to pay for any and everything that they ask the government to do for them whether it's a boat ramp, mail delivery, or a paved road.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

We live in a rural area and we get mail delivered 3 days a week. Took some getting used to when we moved here, but works out ok.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

If the government can save millions we don't need mail on saturday. A cut in pay should go to those involved but they get paid well enough to withstand a paycut. It would save a lot of gasoline too.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

one less mile trip to mail box.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

No Saturday delivery would save me the trip out to the mailbox just to retrieve all the "junk mail" that just goes directly into the recycle bin. Monday, Wednesday and Friday delivery would be plenty. The wages and benefits of the postal workers finally caught up with them. The system can't afford to go on like this.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

3 days a week is fine. Most of it is junk mail anyway. I am heading toward all electronic anyway. By exception I will deal with 'snail' mail.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

We already get mail only 3 times a week and it works just fine.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

US Mail could come once a week, on a Wednesday. More and more things are being electronically transmitted. The future may possibly hold no mail service whatsoever. That is a strong possibility. Think 50 years into the future. Do you see paper mail? DLS

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

The responses to your question don't make sense. No means yes and yes means no?

Question is: “How do you feel about no Saturday letter delivery?”

It’s okay. We need to do it to save money.

I don’t like it. It will hurt my business.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

Three days a week is all we need

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

I've also thought every other day would be just fine!

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

Mail delivery three times a week would be fine with me.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

Very little "real mail" shows up in my mail box, have thought 3 days a week would work just fine.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

We have received mail delivery 2 times a week every since delivery started decades ago. We have done fine. Our postoffice in town has not been open on Saturdays for 40 years. They also don't do any delivery except for RFD. They also close each week day for lunch between 1:30 to 2:30. The lunch close is the most inconveniant as we have to plan around their lunch if you need to get into the mail room. Twice a week delivery works for us, let the rest of the country find out what's it like.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

The savings of 2 billion dollars is is what is projected by stopping saturday mail. Postalservice still perdicts a loss of 15 billion after stoping the saturday delivery. Article can be found at USPS.com. There are to many other places to stop the bleeding, typical govt. fixen broken arm with a bandaid!!!!

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

Daily paper gone. Local ag paper always comes on Saturday. Pity the carrier that every Monday mail sort will now be doubled up, just like after a holiday. After the normal Monday holidays they will have a three day sort and load. They will have to pull a trailer.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

Think it's a good idea but they need to do 100% No Saturday service, the way it is proposed are we really going to save any money?

on Mar 22, 2013

What is being proposed is a halt to Saturday delivery of first-class mail, but packages and express mail would continue to be delivered. So the savings likely aren't what they could be if all service was suspended on Saturday.
Joe Roybal

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

90% of mail is junk mail. 3 times a week would meet real needs.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

The government needs to start thinking like a business and start conserving money that is not there's!

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

It could cut back to three days a week and not be a big deal.

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

The government needs to get out of the mail business. Look what they have done to the social security system . They should turn the mail system over to the private sector . Fed Ex would be a great start. They are non union & very reliable .

Anonymous
on Mar 22, 2013

I agree 100 percent! At least UPS and FedEx are held accountable for their mistakes (which happen a lot less than with USPS, anyway)... The government has shown it can't run the postal service. I say cut it entirely. We don't need it. Anything that cannot be sent electronically can be sent via FedEx or UPS. Plus, think of the decrease in paper waste (all that junk mail) and identity theft!

Anonymous
on Mar 30, 2013

The gov should put the USPS up for sale...closed bid from qualified companies. Let UPS, FedEx, DHL, bid on it with some minimum terms required for delivery and get rid of it. Nowhere does it say in my Constitution that the federal government must deliver the mail.
NOT a government responsibility.

Anonymous
on Mar 24, 2013

Identity theft is a lot worse electronically than in mail.Think of all the hacking that is going and all the credit card numbers out there.I'll stick to regular mail.

on Mar 23, 2013

It "would" make someone a heck of a private business.

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