No more Saturday mail. That’s the solution reached by U.S. Postal Service officials to trim $2 billion from the budget, to be formally announced Wednesday.
The move follows postal trends: Since 2010, the USPS reports package delivery rose by 14 percent, while letter delivery declined.
The USPS has pushed for a cost-cutting, five-delivery schedule for years, but Congress has resisted. Ostensibly, the USPS will still need to obtain congressional authority to enact this change — but, as AP reports, postal officials say they now have the backing of the American public for a five-day letter delivery plan.
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Paul Rondeau dissects the propaganda, media tricks, and other shenanigans targeting our families, faith, and freedom…and even life itself
“Right Angles” explores serious subjects, such as the Islamization of the Middle East and delegitimization of Israel, with humor, candor and a twist.
What does the middle-class conservative think about everything? Find out here.
A carefully guided tour through the confusing world of modern bookselling and publishing.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention