Poll: Is Cutting Mail Delivery Necessary?
Amid plans to slash first-class mail services, tell us what you think about the Postal Service's plans.
In the face of looming bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is floating ideas for how to save the country's mail delivery system. Chief among those ideas is cutting back sharply on first-class mail services.
A piece of the proposal will "for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day," according to The Huffington Post.
Forty-two percent of first-class mail currently reaches its destination within a day. First-class mail is supposed to hit its intended mailbox in one to three days for the continental U.S. But the plan would push that to two to three days, according to The Huffington Post.
USPS is facing a serious financial crisis and a projected $14.1 billion deficit next year.
"The things I have control over here at the Postal Service, we have to do," The Huffington Post quoted Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe as saying. "If we do nothing, we will have a death spiral."
What do you think? Should USPS cut services as a way to save money or is there another way?
Vote in the poll and share your thoughts in the comments section.