Cuts to rural postal service may be severe

  • LettieLoo

    April 5, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    Our area post offices are always having Open Hiring days up here. We live in a small country town, 2 blocks from the Post Office, and I’ve actually considered just switching to a P.O. Box. Then we can walk over and pick up the post once or twice a week instead of it getting delivered every day or so.
    I’m actually a fan of getting rid of the whole 6 days a week delivery – Just go to Tuesdays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays for deliveries. There are so many Monday holidays where it doesn’t get delivered, and such few post is going out as it is. Two days a week will get the post delivered, and won’t be too much of a burden on the postal workers.

  • Billt21

    April 5, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    The postal service is one of the few thing enumerated in the Constitution. I can think of many things that should be cut before the Postal Service.


      April 5, 2023 at 10:08 pm

      It’s to bad the postal service loses millions of dollars every year. They are more or less a failure. Congress has to continually bailed them out. Democrats keep them funded because most of the employees are part of the union that supports their party. I personally think UPS, FEDEX or DHS could be more efficient.

  • KramitDreams

    April 6, 2023 at 1:21 am

    Our village post office “burnt down” last year🤦‍♂️ was supposed to take a few months to fix or rebuild and still not done. People had to drive to next city’s over to get stamps and mail. We had a po box at the time and had to go to next town to have that town start delivering mail to people with boxes. Some older folks really struggled with this having a po box and not being able to drive anyway the town build an extra building beside the existing building to help but they ain’t opened it and our money paid for that to be built, now they are saying the old building will be open soon but what they are going to do with the new building is beyond me? 🤦‍♂️ It’s all stupid, so for almost a year the next town over has been collecting our village people’s mail and been delivering it to people with mailboxes, everyone else has to drive to pick up their mail.

  • Squashmania

    April 6, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Take delivery down to two days a week and abolish junk mail. That could fix a lot of problems, without creating too many more.

    • Louisiana

      April 6, 2023 at 11:39 am

      I see you have never worked as a Rural Mail Carrier. There vehicles are loaded to the max everyday.

      The reason the post office is in the red is, back in early 2000 Congress made the Post office hold back money for employees retirement, that they planned to hire for the next 75 years. The Post office went from being in the Black to being in the RED over night.

      Congress may have got the idea. We will sell off Post Office property.

      Senator Diane Feinstein husband was used to sell all the property. From earlier reports that have disappeared from the internet. He would sell the property to his friends at Fire Sale prices. Making him and Diane richer than their wildest dreams.

      You Tube scrubbed any mention of the dealings.

      But did find this.

      • Squashmania

        April 6, 2023 at 10:57 pm

        It’s hard to have less respect for Diane F. than I already do, but here I am.

      • Monkey1

        April 7, 2023 at 12:25 pm

        Thank you for this. Great to get the inside info.

        The fire sale of govt. property by Congress person’s spouse… yeah nothing sketchy here. Makes you wonder, for the elite psychopaths how much money is enough?

  • HappyTrails

    April 8, 2023 at 2:21 am

    What’s going to be interesting is when Potato Joe’s dream of the Postal Service having all electric vehicles come true.

  • Louisiana

    April 18, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    They want to privatize the Post Office.

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