WLOX Editorial: Why did Congress stop U.S. Postal Service cut?

We recently saw Congress stop the U.S. Postal Service from doing something that would helped the post office come a lot closer to breaking even. It seems the Postmaster General understands that the huge decline in mail volume because of email and other digital communication means less revenue and a need to cut expenses.

The post office has cut staff, raised rates, and curtailed services. But a plan to stop Saturday delivery is now against the law, thanks to Congress.

Of course, we shouldn't be surprised. How would it look if the post office managed to balance its budget while the rest of the Federal Government goes deeper in debt?

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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