From “Postal cuts show generation divide”by Meghan E. Irons
“For South End retiree G. Elizabeth Ford, this one hits hard. First the blue Postal Service boxes began disappearing, then postal branches began consolidating, and, of course, the cost of stamps just keeps going up. Now the US Postal Service says it will slash Saturday mail delivery beginning this summer in an effort to save $2 billion. It is too much. “I think it’s terrible,’’ said Ford, walking to a waiting car. “Just awful.” …The announcement that the Postal Service plans to reduce mail deliveries from six days a week to five is exposing how a struggling agency is grappling with new demands and a generational divide and drawing strong reactions Wednesday.”
Questions for Consideration
How are you impacted by the postal service’s plan to eliminate Saturday delivery? What might be the economic impact on communities? Do you support or oppose this plan and why? How is the postal service becoming obsolete or is it as necessary as ever?
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