I’d doubt few will care except those of us who have the mailed disc version of Netflix (since newer stuff isn’t on streaming) and want to send and receive them on Saturdays.

Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week.

In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August and could save $2 billion annually.

The move accentuates one of the agency’s strong points – package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services.



  1. ECA says:

    RAISE THE PRICE OF SPAM MAIL..

  2. Glenn E. says:

    Now some in the US Congress are saying “not so fast Post Office”. They need to vote on this Saturday closure. Probably worried their parties’ campaign funding drives, by mail, will face a 16% reduction in revenue. If they can only mail out five days a week.

    When all other uses for the postal mail, have been replaced by electronic mail. Politicians will still be using the old way, to badger up to fund their careers, via some party affiliation. Because the “other party” will ruin America, if they’re not reelected. BS.

  3. MartinJJ says:

    Given the financial struggle of 17 trillion, they’ll probably soon will skip delivering the rest of the week also.

  4. Rick says:

    So lets have FedEx deliver your mail. Just get used to paying $50 a letter and they don’t deliver on Saturday either.

  5. MikeN says:

    Thus, [the clever bureaucrat] always picks on teachers, policemen, firemen first. … Similarly the Army, when faced with a budget cut, never points the finger at desk-bound lieutenant colonels. The victims are invariably combat troops. This is particularly unfortunate, since in government, as in human beings, fat tends to concentrate at the middle levels, where planning analysts and deputy assistant administrators spend their days attending meetings …

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/11/the-firemen-first-festival/#ixzz2KnBHCWZB