President Endorses Ending One Day Of Mail Delivery

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, September 19, 2011

President Barack Obama says the U.S. Postal Service should be allowed to reduce mail delivery to five-days-a-week to cut its massive losses.

The Postal Service lost $8.5 billion last year. It's facing even more red ink this year as the Internet siphons off large amounts of first-class mail and the weak economy reduces advertising mail.

While the post office has cut more than 100,000 workers in the last few years it needs to cut more, close offices and find other ways to reduce costs to keep operating.

In his economic growth and debt reduction plan unveiled Monday, the President endorsed the idea of dropping one day of mail delivery -- it is expected to be Saturday -- and urged other changes in postal operations.

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