The USPS lost like a quarter of a billion dollars just in Q4 of last year. Somethings got to give. Maybe it's this.....
Postmaster General John Potter said Tuesday that he intends to seek congressional approval to cut Saturday delivery as part of a wide-ranging plan to close a multi-billion dollar budget gap.
Though the idea of cutting service from six to five days has gotten a cool reception on Capitol Hill, Potter said that the plan would include enough flexibility so that customers who need Saturday service can get it and that this and other changes need to be implemented for the Postal Service to survive.
The argument for continuing the Saturday delivery service is that commercial businesses might suffer without it. But, a vast majority of the cost of Saturday postal service is residential-based so, perhaps the commercial deliveries could remain for a time until the businesses make adjustments.
Honestly, I wouldn't miss the mail if it ran only once a week. That's about how often we bother to retrieve it, much to the annoyance of our delivery guy.