Editor Nate Stemen firstname.lastname@example.org
Wyandotte Patch readers had mixed opinions to the news that Saturday mail delivery will be eliminated nationwide come August. What do you think?
10:48 am on Thursday, February 7, 2013
They don't mind? Obviously they're too ignorant, can't understand the reasoning, or don't care to. Our country must be pretty poor and getting worse if they have to eliminate a day to distribute mail. I'm looking forward to the next 4 years with Obama's "recovery" measures and how it's going to "re-establish" our country. See you all at the poor house!
11:01 am on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Way back "in the day", there used to be two mail deliveries per day during the busy Christmas season. It was not unusual to receive upwards of ten pieces of mail in any of those deliveries. That is how much of a drop in mail volume that has occurred. Adjustments need to be made as conditions change. I have yet to receive something on a Saturday that could not wait until Monday. I would hate to lose the service all together.
5:07 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Just what this country needs .... more job loss during a depression.
5:13 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
This comment is for the comment that disappeared who challenged my first statement. The policies of the US government affect every facet of the country either directly or indirectly. I would say that this is an indirect hit because people just don't have money and are avoiding the USPS. How can the USPS have business if people don’t use it? I can understand that technology has tapped into the equation, but it’s never became so bad that they had to eliminate a day. So, I believe people are avoiding it because it has become so expensive. That’s kind of creepy and sad for those employed by them.
5:58 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
I'm not sure how you got the idea of me being a potential racist. I don't like Obama because he is a socialist. That has nothing to do with race.
6:09 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Two comments have been deleted from this thread for profanity. If you express your opinions without the vulgar language, they will remain on the site.
11:24 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
People are moving towards using the internet to make payments etc., since they get immediate confirmation. Using the usps mail now leaves you not knowing if your payment or invoice have made it to their destination. I have had regular, priority and certified lost. A few priority items were never to be found with even having tracking numbers. All my stuff has disappeared on tracking at the distribution centers since they are all automated. Government needs to go back to the old way and let people do it, automated is not always the best way. Don't blame your local post office. They can only deliver what they receive from the distribution center.
1:22 am on Friday, February 8, 2013
I have a great friend who was in the Army with me who I talk to daily on-line who just retired from the Post Office at the end of December. He said that the Government and the Postal Union require an escrow retirement fund be maintained of over SEVENTEEN BILLION dollars by the Postal Service AT ALL TIMES for the funding of future retirees. If this fund was lowered to a reasonable level, maybe a couple of billion at most, the savings would easily remove Most of the Postal Service's money problems. As it stands now , the union is not willing to negotiate on this point. In short, they are killing their own jobs! There are just not that many people retiring yearly to maintain such a large fund.
9:04 am on Friday, February 8, 2013
This is outrageous. No mail on Saturday, that will put a lot of us in the poor house for sure. No future left for us. Soon we will be left with picking up our mail at the post office.
I work at McDonalds and this is effecting us too. We get our Big Mac buns delivered by USPS. The day we get that delivery is Saturday. I guess we will be discontinuing the Big Mac. It's all Obamas fault for sure. Ever since he got in office everything as gone askew. My neighbor lost her cat the other day, and rumor has it that the cat left on her own because Obama was voted back in. He is driving our family pets to leave our homes!
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