The economic downturn may have accelerated the Post Office's difficulties, but it hardly seems fair to make it the sole culprit:
The U.S. Postal Service may be forced to eliminate a day of mail service because the economic downturn has led to plummeting volume and revenue, the postmaster general said Wednesday.
Postmaster General John E. Potter, in testimony before a Senate subcommittee, warned of a possible worst-case scenario: eliminating the requirement to deliver mail six days a week to every address in America.
The Post Office's problem is that it has been trying to tweak its mission instead of drastically redefining it to acknowledge the new realities of the digital age (a failing of newspapers, too, I fear). And reducing the number of days of service will just further reduce demand for the service.
Don't think it would affect my life one bit if they went to five days of service, or even four. Does anybody ever look forward to getting the mail anymore? It's bills and junk.