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7. Just charge 1st class rates to all the ad garbage they ship to our trash bins via the mail already
I know the argument that they make a lot of money this way, but I think it actually makes them too 'heavy'.

This is a customer they should ditch and scale back on infrastructure needed to service this client.

It would also be good for the country economically and for the planet too.
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  -Obama's Postal Service plan would cut Saturday mail alp227  Sep-20-11 01:23 AM   #0 
  - Good they plan to restructure the payment.  elleng   Sep-20-11 01:31 AM   #1 
  - HR 1351  Born Free   Sep-20-11 06:55 PM   #43 
  - Eliminating Saturday delivery saves money by cutting JOBS.  tclambert   Sep-20-11 06:18 AM   #2 
  - If saves jobs by not allowing the USPS to go bankrupt  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-20-11 07:57 AM   #8 
  - Yeah. Gas, wear and tear, etc. are free on Saturdays.  joeglow3   Sep-20-11 12:13 PM   #18 
  - Not necessarily  MadMaddie   Sep-20-11 05:47 PM   #38 
     - In reality  PATRICK   Sep-22-11 10:31 AM   #59 
  - I'm deeply disappointed  customerserviceguy   Sep-20-11 06:22 AM   #3 
  - The USPS can do that without any change in the law  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-20-11 07:58 AM   #9 
  - This really sucks.....  Swede Atlanta    Sep-20-11 06:49 AM   #4 
  - Junk mail helps subsidize the delivery of first class mail  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-20-11 02:07 PM   #28 
  - There are better ways to generate revenue  eringer   Sep-20-11 07:11 AM   #5 
  - Good suggestions  Blasphemer   Sep-20-11 07:50 AM   #6 
  - Just charge 1st class rates to all the ad garbage they ship to our trash bins via the mail already  on point   Sep-20-11 07:57 AM   #7 
  - I'll bring this up again and again until my voice gets through.  mac56   Sep-20-11 08:13 AM   #10 
  - It's the 'Junk Mail;  greiner3   Sep-20-11 08:51 AM   #11 
  - Your Correct  OverDone   Sep-20-11 09:45 AM   #13 
  - No it doesn't. The USPS loses billions. So it's false to argue that "junk mail makes it possible"  Romulox   Sep-20-11 12:21 PM   #20 
     - The USPS gets no money from "we the people".  Scruffy1   Sep-20-11 06:26 PM   #39 
     - Incorrect.  Occulus   Sep-21-11 10:39 AM   #53 
        - A service which loses money can't logically be said to "subsidize" anything else;  Romulox   Sep-21-11 11:26 AM   #56 
  - Another issue for those of us on Netflix DVD delivery  JaneQPublic   Sep-20-11 09:39 AM   #12 
  - So that survival of the Postal Service is at stake and all you are worried about is how many  totodeinhere   Sep-20-11 03:00 PM   #35 
     - Yes.  JaneQPublic   Sep-20-11 03:23 PM   #37 
  - About the service, the economy and ad mail  PATRICK   Sep-20-11 10:33 AM   #14 
  - What you said x10,000  zogofzorkon   Sep-20-11 11:02 AM   #15 
  - Add another way we're worse off than our parents  mainer   Sep-20-11 11:32 AM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-20-11 12:01 PM   #17 
  - There are very vulnerable people who NEED Saturday delivery  sketchy   Sep-20-11 01:01 PM   #24 
     - also the unemployed  U4ikLefty   Sep-20-11 02:11 PM   #31 
  - I don't know if you've heard, but a lot has changed since 1863.  Starbucks Anarchist   Sep-20-11 12:31 PM   #23 
  - My IPad and IPhone say welcome to the new age of electronics.  kiranon   Sep-21-11 10:19 AM   #50 
     - Subpoenas.  Occulus   Sep-21-11 10:33 AM   #51 
     - iPads and iPhones don't deliver medications to elderly relatives, though.  SomeGuyInEagan   Sep-21-11 11:28 AM   #57 
  - Good! One less day of junk mail, bills, and other crap.  Township75   Sep-20-11 12:18 PM   #19 
  - Have you tried that modern invention-the wastebasket?  Scruffy1   Sep-20-11 06:28 PM   #40 
     - Sure have. But it doesn't change the fact that I would rather have one less day  Township75   Sep-21-11 07:11 AM   #48 
  - Thank GAWD it passed! nt  Romulox   Sep-20-11 12:24 PM   #21 
  - Yes! (nt)  Brian Okamura   Sep-20-11 01:12 PM   #26 
  - What a fucking joke! Money for wars, but not for the people.  Gregorian   Sep-20-11 12:26 PM   #22 
  - The USPS is financially self-sufficient. It is not supported by tax dollars  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-20-11 02:05 PM   #27 
     - Thanks. I knew that. Sometimes I lose it.  Gregorian   Sep-20-11 02:41 PM   #32 
     - If it was self-sufficient  Yupster   Sep-21-11 12:49 AM   #47 
        - It *is* self-sufficient but subject to the whims of Congress  vminfla   Sep-22-11 08:49 PM   #61 
  - No Saturday mail? Whoopie!  Brian Okamura   Sep-20-11 01:10 PM   #25 
  - I imagine that's often the case when applied to others.  LanternWaste   Sep-20-11 02:58 PM   #34 
  - He cuts everything else nt  daa   Sep-20-11 02:10 PM   #29 
  - No Saturday delivery means your bills you mailed will be late  daa   Sep-20-11 02:11 PM   #30 
     - Simple: Mail them earlier or pay them online  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-20-11 02:54 PM   #33 
     - Why can't you just mail the bill a day earlier? n/t  totodeinhere   Sep-20-11 03:02 PM   #36 
     - Getting bills through the mail is an antiquated form of bill payment.  sarcasmo   Sep-23-11 07:19 PM   #62 
  - Kinda neutral on this. I just know we need the USPS  lindysalsagal   Sep-20-11 06:35 PM   #41 
  - If I could just sign the envelope and not have to pay for postage I  24601   Sep-20-11 06:44 PM   #42 
  - It's probably a good idea.  Vidar   Sep-20-11 10:56 PM   #44 
  - So bills and checks take even longer?  alarimer   Sep-20-11 11:01 PM   #45 
  - my sentiments exactly  sketchy   Sep-21-11 09:48 AM   #49 
  - 3? (Sat+Sun+Mon) n/t  alp227   Sep-21-11 11:18 AM   #55 
  - Why are a majority of the Postal Commissioners Republicans under a Democratic President?  No Elephants   Sep-20-11 11:12 PM   #46 
  - Terms of office  PATRICK   Sep-22-11 10:09 AM   #58 
     - Not true.  No Elephants   Sep-24-11 03:35 PM   #63 
     - P.S. Not only did Obama re-appoint a Republican Postal Commissioner, but his nominee  No Elephants   Sep-25-11 03:18 AM   #66 
  - Saturday delivery is a pretty obvious thing to cut. I don't get UPS delivery on  TwilightGardener   Sep-21-11 10:34 AM   #52 
  - I do. Just like I get FedEx delivery on Saturdays, too.  mainer   Sep-24-11 06:59 PM   #64 
  - Too bad he didn't propose...  ljm2002   Sep-21-11 10:44 AM   #54 
  - A step in the right direction  vminfla   Sep-22-11 10:38 AM   #60 
  - Contracts, checks, legal papers, merchandise...  mainer   Sep-24-11 07:02 PM   #65 
 

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