Cut Saturday mail to help debt?
by Carl McCammon, Contributor
Nov 30, 2011 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In what I believe to be our world, if you were running a business such as a hardware store, a home medical equipment company, a gas station, a pharmacy, a food market, a construction company, a farm operation etc. and you discovered at the end of your second quarter you were going to lose $500,000 what would you do to offset the pending loss?

Upon reviewing your operating expenses you identified one specific expense that if eliminaed would cut $300,000 of your loss from ever occuring again. Through one slash of the mighty pen you have eliminated 60 percent or your operating loss without damaging your reputation and/or adversely impacting your products or services offered to your customers.

Under these circumstances I believe most business operators would bite the bullet and cut the expense so their chances of survival would increase significantly.

Now on the flip side there is no doubt that everyone needs the U.S. Postal Service. However with its current $5 billion dollar debt can we live without certain functions of this organization in an effort to help balance their budget?

Do we need Saturday mail service as this would generate annual savings of $3.1 billion dollars which represents 60 percent of their deficit? This means only home delivery would be cut as the local post offices would remain open.

What do you think?

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