» News

Government Controlled Post Office Cutting Mail Delivery on Saturday

Home - by - February 6, 2013 - 08:29 America/New_York - 18 Comments

It’s because the government does everything so well. They are a model of efficiency, profitability and always innovating, and we should hand all aspects of our day to day living over to bureaucrats. You’d be a fool not to see it any other way. The politician has their finger on the pulse of the market and react with split second precision.

Story at USA Today

» 18 Comments

  1. Diann

    February 6th, 2013

    And how long after the implementation of Obamacare will we not be able to go to the Emergency Room or the Doctor on Saturdays?

    Thumb up +7

     
  2. Troy

    February 6th, 2013

    I would be surprised if this actually happens.
    A government union caving in a dropping a day of “work”?

    Thumb up +1

     
  3. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 6th, 2013

    Dropping a day of work plus a pay raise no doubt.

    Thumb up +6

     
  4. J Frank Parnell

    February 6th, 2013

    Good then make the vermin in Congress deliver Saturday’s mail.

    Thumb up +1

     
  5. Bob Paxson

    February 6th, 2013

    8-5-13 I happy day

    Thumb up 0

     
  6. Jack Daniels

    February 6th, 2013

    wow…Saturday mail.

    Never had Saturday mail here. Mon-Fri only

    Thumb up +1

     
  7. thirdtwin

    February 6th, 2013

    Once again, Evil GOP & Bush’s Fault in the Leftist narrative:

    http://crooksandliars.com/kenneth-quinnell/more-details-emerge-republican-as

    And I love how they wail about a government entity suffering the financial hardship of providing proto-Obamacare to its employees:

    “Perhaps it was its booming history that first drew Congress’ attention to the Postal Service in 2006 when it passed the Postal Accountability Enhancement Act (PAEA), which mandated that the Postal Service would have to fully fund retiree health benefits for future retirees. That’s right. Congress was demanding universal health care coverage.”

    Screw them.

    Thumb up +1

     
  8. RWF

    February 6th, 2013

    I cant say I would miss it. Other than a scant piece of junk mail, I would say our Saturday delivery stopped years ago.

    Thumb up +2

     
  9. BILL

    February 6th, 2013

    silly people, i bet the postal workers won’t be getting less pay, just working less hours.

    Thumb up +2

     
  10. eternal cracker p

    February 6th, 2013

    Expect more mail carriers to go postal when they have to manage an aggregate of Saturday and Monday mail on the most hated postal-prone day of the week: Monday. Now that’s how you reduce health benefits. They are smarter than you think.

    Thumb up +2

     
  11. bexbo

    February 6th, 2013

    “People don’t want to find out who won the Friday night football game on Monday they want to find out on Saturday,” said Sally Davidow, the unions communications director.

    Ms. Davidow, am I missing something? How does ending Saturday delivery prevent people from finding out who won the Friday night football game?

    Thumb up +2

     
  12. thirdtwin

    February 6th, 2013

    bexbo, I assume it has something to do with her mistaken ideas about newspapers, or maybe she thinks we all chat up the mailman for the latest local news. Either way, this is the Union Communications Director we are talking about, so I think our expectations have been met.

    Thumb up +2

     
  13. bexbo

    February 6th, 2013

    Our mailman is too busy speeding from house to house to chat him up about anything. I swear that man hits 15 mph between mailboxes and it can’t be more than 50 yards to the next one. No worries…they’re exempt from local laws. Or something like that.

    Thumb up +2

     
  14. old_oaks

    February 6th, 2013

    I love using the USPS Flat Rate boxes for really heavy things like gym weights, anvils and vises. It is even better when the 70lb box is awkward and prone to being dropped on your foot as it travels cross country for $15.

    Thumb up +1

     
  15. Carlos The Jackal

    February 6th, 2013

    old_oaks, you know that guy who grabs the best parking spot in the lot and then sits there for an hour with the reverse lights on just to piss people off?
    That’s you isn’t it?

    Thumb up +3

     
  16. Carlos The Jackal

    February 6th, 2013

    Meanwhile, UPS and FED EX are out making deliveries until bedtime, and making a profit too…

    Thumb up +1

     
  17. Noodengr

    February 6th, 2013

    I have seen the idea of half the town gets mail mon/ wed/ fri the other half gets it tue/ thur/ sat. Immediately cuts the need for half the delivery folks and vehicles, and considering that about 2 days a week i already don’t get any mail, or any that could not wait a day, I won’t notice.
    Cuts cost. makes sense, so won’t happen.

    Thumb up +1

     
  18. old_oaks

    February 6th, 2013

    Carlos The Jackal, while the time spent doing so is a bit less, people waiting for my spot does happen lately with more frequency. We recently bought a Honda Civic with a 5 speed and I don’t use the parking brake when I leave it parked. If I’m in a spot where I need to reverse out, I leave it in reverse, if I can pull ahead I leave it in 1st gear. What happens is I jump in the car, hit the clutch and turn the ignition and the reverse lights go on instantly. I don’t think about it much but do sit there a minute and get organized, seat belt on, etc. and when I look to clear the area before backing, someone is usually waiting there. lol!

    I did just ship a 72lb vise from Illinois to California. I had to disassemble it and use two boxes, on for the slide the other for the base. The base is in a 12″x12″x12″ box weighing 45lbs and the slide is 30lbs in a flat rate box. It cost $63 to ship both packages. USPS makes enough money off me!

    Thumb up 0