Financial struggles led to the U.S. Postal Service announcement Wednesday that they plan to stop Saturday delivery this summer.
WFLS asks some local residents...how do you feel about the change?
Some say they pay most of their monthly bills on-line, so it is of little impact. Others say that they pay bills by mail, but would just amend they way they do business and mail them during the week. Some feel sorry for what could have to happen and agree that the increased use of technology is partly to blame. For the most part, the residents we polled think it will mean an added headache for business owners.
The Postmaster General has made the call amid the sequestration debates in Washington. For now, Congress has no say in the switch to five day a week service. If a deal is reached by March 1st to stop automatic spending cuts, postal officials hope Congress will not try to reverse its' decision.
The service has seen massive budget deficits for several years. They are largely due to a federal mandate that the U.S.P.S. fund healthcare accounts of its' retirees. If the Saturday stoppage does take affect this August, the Postal Service is projected to see a cost savings of $2 billion every year.