USPS Considers Cutbacks

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

The U.S. Postal Service is facing a $7 billion budget deficit this year, and that has officials looking for ways to save money.

One of the ways proposed is cutting Saturday delivery.

"I think it would be fine. Maybe save some money for the post office," said resident Billy Rose.

The USPS is facing unprecedented volume declines. It has been evident for a few years now. Along with the decline the postal service is dealing with a projected, cumulative $238 billion dollar shortfall during the next decade. Eliminating Saturday deliveries is part of an aggressive plan of cost cutting.

"I have no problem with that. If that's going to help save money, then that's the thing to do," said resident Kimberly Sullivan. "Saturday delivery is wonderful, but an extra day waiting for the mail, that's not going to be a problem."

As of right now, many customers send and receive mail throughout the week and on Saturdays. Like Sullivan, there are those who have taken these chores to the web.

Most of the people Newscenter 11 encountered agreed that they were not overly concerned about eliminating Saturday delivery of mail. They said they do worry how postal workers' pay and benefits may be impacted.

Do you think the Post Office should eliminate Saturday delivery?

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