Report: U.S. Postal Service Asks to Cut Number of Delivery Days
From The Associated Press:
Postmaster General John Potter says the massive deficits facing the post office could force the agency to cut out one day of mail delivery per week.
In testimony for a congressional panel Wednesday, Potter asked for an end to the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.
Nothing much to add here. Reportedly, the U.S. Postal Service was nearly $3 billion over budget last year and is searching for any way it can to trim that figure. The Washington Post, in a prescient article published today before Potter’s testimony, ran a headline that tells the story best:
“Through Rain, Sleet, Snow — But Perhaps Not Lean Times”