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Consider This: Time to stop Saturday mail delivery

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The US Postal Service announced that it will cancel most Saturday delivery later this year. This is an important step in a lengthy process to get the program back on solid ground.

Consider This: The Postal Service has been around for 150 years.

Guess What? Times have changed and now the USPS is hemorrhaging money. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, so kudos to the leadership of the Postal Service for coming up with new ideas to save the operation.

Unfortunately, when Post Office leaders propose these common sense solutions, legislators feel like they need to save the day. That "help" from Congress is a big reason why the USPS is struggling today.

It's time to stop the Saturday delivery, increase the price of stamps and shut down smaller offices that are not profitable. And most importantly, Congress needs to get out of the way and let the Postal Service operate as a business. That's the only way it has a chance to survive.

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