The U.S. Postal Service will soon cut off Saturday mail delivery, and will probably go to a three-day-a-week schedule by 2025, Postmaster General Patrick Donahue told the USA TODAY editorial board yesterday.The United States Postal Service, with sharply reduced usage in the age of Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, has struggled to make ends meet in recent years.
It faces an estimated $8.3 billion deficit this year, and, most pressingly, has a $5.5 billion payment due September 30, to cover its retirees’ health benefits.
“On September 30th, I won’t be able to pay my bills,” Donahue told USA Today.
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has introduced legislation that would allow the Postal Service to scrap Saturday delivery, which Donahue estimates would save move than $3 billion every year.
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