Saturday mail delivery again up in air
The Kansas City Star
The U.S. Postal Service keeps trying to do the right thing.
Politics, however, keeps getting in the way. It wants to end Saturday deliveries, and indeed it seemed like a done deal.
However, The New York Times reports that the Government Accountability Office said the Postal Service can’t take that action without congressional approval. The GAO is a nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress.
But you can bet that that the hold put on the cuts came from more than a little political pressure to keep the mail coming rain, hail, sleet or snow on Saturdays. If the Postal Service ended Saturday deliveries, a lot of post office jobs would have vanished.
A lot of post offices on rural routes would be more at risk of being shut down as well. That wouldn’t make people in small towns happy at all.