Postal Service to End Saturday Mail Service Aug. 1
It’s undoubted that many wingnuts will try to make this about Obama, but the reality is that they are the ones calling for cuts in everything and the US Post Office has been headed this way for two decades. The Internet helped to hasten this.
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.
It will mark the an end of an era for the agency, which started Saturday delivery in 1863.
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.
It’s unclear at the moment whether the Postal Service has the authority to quit delivering letters on Saturdays. Previously, it has said it needs Congress to change current law to do so.