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Old 03-18-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Congress is poised to tell the Postal Service it must continue all Saturday mail services, but the message hasn't been delivered just yet.

The six-day-a-week service mandate, wrapped into a government spending bill on remaining fiscal 2013 spending, is the same one Congress has had for the past 30 years. The House has already passed the provision. The Senate is expected to follow suit as early as Tuesday.

Saturday Postal Pullback in Limbo - WSJ.com
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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Great example of why we should strive to limit the role of government wherever possible. Everything it touches gets politicized.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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Republicans want the post office to fail because they have a union and Republicans hate the working people
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:39 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Republicans want the post office to fail because they have a union and Republicans hate the working people
Or mail service is outdated for regular letters in most cases. Welcome to the 21st century.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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Or mail service is outdated for regular letters in most cases. Welcome to the 21st century.
The post office would be in the black if it wasn't for the Republicans hatred of working people
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The post office would be in the black if it wasn't for the Republicans hatred of working people
That makes absolutely no sense what so ever.

The post office would be in the black if it wasn't for mmmjv.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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Anyone in congress stupid enough to vote against cutting Saturday delivery really needs to be voted out of office. We're talking about an organization with continued cost overruns that is rapidly becoming irrelevant in the days of email and on-line business. At least cut Saturday service, and perhaps just drop to 3 days a week to get costs under control.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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The Postmaster General technically had no authority to make that decision due to the fact that Congressional Oversight proceeds over the USPS. I don't understand why everyone is so shocked. I am not advocating them staying open on Sunday, I am simply saying the guy went above his paygrade.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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Republicans in the legislature will allow the USPS to go under and blame it on "Big Government", and the joke is that they themselves are the arm of "Big Government" to blame.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:54 AM
 
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Republicans in the legislature will allow the USPS to go under and blame it on "Big Government", and the joke is that they themselves are the arm of "Big Government" to blame.
^We know who's a believer in the left/right paradigm! Ha ha! Tricks on you buddy, they are all in the party of money. You need to start waking up and give up your allegiance .
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