Postal Service to end Saturday mail service Aug. 1
February 6th, 2013
08:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Postal Service to end Saturday mail service Aug. 1

Washington (CNNMoney) - The U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering letters and other first-class mail on Saturdays beginning Aug. 1, although packages will continue to be delivered.

Tired of waiting for Congress to help, the Postal Service later Wednesday is expected to unveil a series of more drastic cuts they plan to pursue that will save them billions of dollars, a spokesperson for the service confirmed.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Former Republican, now an Independent

    The public is also getting tired of all the issues that are held up by the republican house of representatives. This is just one of many.

    February 6, 2013 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Very pathetic. Internet created this one. At least we need cyber-policing.

    February 6, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  3. steve

    To bad congress is set on eliminating the USPS and giving the work to private contractors. Then it will cost 10x more and the level of service will be nonexistent.

    February 6, 2013 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  4. Name lynn

    You do what needed to be done when saving people jobs, the congress is worried about obama helping the poor an middle class people. an the immirgration not thinking about the post offices asking for help.

    February 6, 2013 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Thanks, Republicans for destroying one government's most crucial services for small business growth. Private businesses will never replace the post office. The USPS serves areas that the private sector wouldn't touch.

    February 6, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  6. rs

    Congress (Republicans) wants us to have a Postal Service worse than in many third-world countries. This is ridiculous! This is an essential service- one designed by one of our foremost "founding fathers" whom the Republicans claim to revere.
    The idiocy of the Republicans and their "conservative" ideology must end. The very future of our nation depends upon it.

    February 6, 2013 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  7. Fair is Fair

    It's about time. Since the advent of electronic communications (email) and electrronic funds transfers (bill pay), the business model has changed drastically, Everyone in the dreaded private sector has had to adjust to automation... it's way overdue for this bloated, inefficient federal bureaucracy to do the same.

    February 6, 2013 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  8. Randy, San Francisco

    Republican/Tea Party fiscal consevatives are in a bind. Support the measure to save money or oppose it because it will hurt voters in rural areas who are dependent on the service.

    February 6, 2013 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  9. confused

    Removing Saturday delivery, isnt a good idea to me. Maybe Wed delivery cuts would have been a better choice. In rural areas, mail carriers also deliver the newspapers as well, so older folks are gonna be slightly groaning on that. That, and the amount of mail Mondays will have will triple. Might just want to wait until 6pm to check it.

    February 6, 2013 09:58 am at 9:58 am |