Fast Focus: 'Should the postal service stop Saturday delivery to save money?' Only if it saves jobs

April 7, 2013 

Although I have traditionally enjoyed and often looked forward to those couriers on Saturday to bring me a real letter, a real book, or perhaps a real bargain that I found online, I would sacrifice the pleasures of mail delivery on the weekend.

Not for the monetary savings, no; in fact, I have wondered how the U.S. Postal Service has managed to squander millions of dollars in sponsorship of Lance Armstrong on the one hand while going to Congress with a mendicant's sad story for more and more money, or in this instance wanting to economize by axing service on Saturday.

No, my reason for not complaining too loudly should the USPS whack a day of delivery is simply this: If it saves jobs, so be it. With that guarantee I regrettably but wholly back the proposal.

If saving jobs is not possible, then first and foremost can the postmaster general as well as his deputy and send them to Siberia, "Third Class."

-- BINK OWEN, Walla Walla

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