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Postal Problems

In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Jamesa Euler delivers mail in the rain in Atlanta.

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind is co-sponsoring a resolution that urges the United States Post Service (USPS) to continue 6-day delivery of mail, instead of cutting delivery days down to 5, Kind announced Tuesday.

Kind reasoned that only 5 days of mail delivery would hit rural Wisconsinites hardest. “I will continue to urge the United States Post Office to look for savings in other places before they put Wisconsinites at risk of missing prescriptions and important bills and notices,” Kind said in a Tuesday press release.

In 2013 the USPS announced they would slash delivery to 5 days to save $2 billion, according to their website, but the request was vehemently opposed by postal unions, the Associated Press reported.

Mail volume has sunk but the demand for package transportation has skyrocketed due to upward trends in online shopping, the Associated Press further reported in August this year.

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bblwizard

How would getting mail only 5 days a week hurt folks? The junk mail that I get would still get delivered and tossed in the recycle bin. The bills that I receive via snail mail would still show up well before they were due to be paid. I believe that the postal service should scale back to delivering mail just 3 days a week.

Truth Serum

Kind throwing his support to the postal union (with their pathetic customer service) and the most inefficient, government-supported operation on earth and pretending he is somehow supporting rural America. Blows me away at what occupies the day of a typical lifer congressman. If he really cared about "rural America" he would turn the whole operation over to Amazon.

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