Unless forbidden to do so by Congress, which has moved in the past to prohibit five-day-a-week delivery, the agency for the first time will delivery (sic) mail only Monday through Friday. The move will save about $2 billion a year for the Postal Service, which has suffered tens of billions of dollars in losses in recent years with the advent of the Internet and e-commerce, officials said.
from the Washington Post Feb 6 2013
The recent news of the plan to only deliver letter mail 5 days a week was presented in absolute terms recently.
This is what must be done…this is what will be done…this is the only way to save the Post Office.
I can’t put quotations around it because it’s not a direct quote…but that’s the general tone that I heard.
But the line that I keep picking up on is the line about “unless forbidden to do so by Congress”.
Unless forbidden to do so by Congress.
Like a teenager telling a parent that he WILL TAKE THE CAR OUT!!!
That works pretty well until the parent shuts it all down.
So…in spite of all the “sure thing” vibe floating around…this doesn’t seem like such a sure thing after all.
Our unions have fought it right along…trying to keep things fair, I guess…but I haven’t heard much of their reaction to the news yet.
It will be interesting to see how all of this shakes out as the month of August approaches.