Letter carrier: ending Saturday mail wouldn’t save money


Saturday is the second largest mail delivery day of the week, yet Saturday mail delivery is scheduled to end in August. It is one of the most significant steps taken to cut costs at the struggling U.S. Postal Service yet Logan letter carrier Aaron Porter, who is the liaison between the U.S. Postal Service and Congress for Northern Utah, says no money would be saved.

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Porter said the post office gets no federal money, it is totally self-sufficient yet it is forced to pay billions each year to fund benefits for the distant future. Some people say mail delivery is being replaced by technology.

“I don’t see why we can’t adapt to the technology,” Porter said. “What is the harm in exploring the idea of going to the post office (you’re going to get stamps anyway) and, you know what, I can pay my phone bill, I can pay my electric bill, I can pay my gas bill, I can even pay my mortgage at the Post Office, swipe the card or touch my smart phone? Voila, it’s paid.”

Porter says ending Saturday mail would violate the U.S. Constitution but people need to get the facts. So how can people help? Porter said the best way is to contact Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, and tell him you want Saturday mail to continue.

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