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The US Postal Service has moved to cut service on Saturday Saturday that is is being met my shock shock from the same people who think Times -- is too commercial.
Today 25 members of congress' New York delegation sent a letter decrying the move by postmaster general Patrick Donahue.
Summer Republicans some more Democrats.
Truth is a smarter move than cutting service on Saturdays would be to cut service Monday through Friday and be open Saturday only here's why.
The Postal Service is broke and no matter how much hand wringing -- isn't congress we can't afford the USPS.
If things keep up keep up this way you know that will come for -- taxpayer bailout we sure don't want fact.
In the final three months of last year despite campaign fliers and Christmas cards the Postal Service lost nearly one and a half billion dollars.
-- actually loses 2.5 million dollars each and every day.
In truth the USPS is the biggest patronage system in the country it employs the largest public work for selling Wal-Mart is bigger.
Their wages and benefits comprise 80% of the USPS operating expenses 80%.
Four out of every five operating dollars go to wages and benefits compared to 32%.
You know it's just not a recipe for success people.
You get the picture of US Postal Service is unsustainable.
Now liberals like to hearken back to an -- -- 75 post offices serve four million Americans way back when the system started and 1788.
They say the system provided a reliable way for information to flow newspapers believe it or not were sent by mail.
They think today provides an unrivaled opportunity for community members to get together partner just.
Today there -- 32000 post offices and 313 million Americans.
So instead of one office serving 53000 people as it did back at start of the republic won office serves less than 101000 folks.
Bloat waste access are the hallmarks of the post opposite when I want community oh -- -- the post office and a church.
I get on email -- on the telephone.
-- the sad reality for the post offices this.
Its most profitable businesses have already moved to FedEx UPS and the Internet going private just isn't an option.
Even first class mail service is declining down four and a half percent last quarter the only thing the USPS delivers these days to my house and I don't get elsewhere.
They clog my mailbox.
And that's not a business I think the federal government should be end downsize the post office or close it we sure can't afford to bail out out unbelievable.
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