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The Postal Service has now announced that it will begin slowing down delivery of mail, beginning today, as part of a plan to cut costs.

As CBS News reports:

Mail delivery for many Americans will slow starting on Friday, part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s blueprint for overhauling the U.S. Postal Service in order to slash costs. But critics say the slower delivery standards could cause problems such as late bill delivery while more broadly undermining the public’s faith in the USPS.

Almost 4 of 10 pieces of first-class mail will see slower delivery, according to Paul Steidler, senior fellow at the Lexington Institute and an expert on the postal service. That “means mail delivery will be slower than in the 1970s,” he said, calling DeJoy’s plan “disastrous.”

Starting tomorrow, the postal service’s current three-day delivery standard for first-class mail — letters, bills, tax documents and the like — will drop to delivery anywhere within the U.S. within five days. In other words, Americans should now expect that letters and other mail could take up to five days to reach their destinations, and vice versa.

The USPS will continue to have a two-day delivery standard for single-piece first-class mail traveling within a local area, a USPS spokeswoman said, adding that the postal service has improved its delivery standards in 2021.

Is this yet another sign that Joe Biden’s America is quickly coming off the rails? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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Vito D.
Vito D.
1 month ago

The more expensive it gets … the lousier the service! Typical unions!

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago
Reply to  Vito D.

It’s called “Inflation”, and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Tom Klunder
Tom Klunder
1 month ago
Reply to  Vito D.

SO Typical of a government run entity…. ANY entity. It should have gone Private decades ago. “Union Mentality” DESTROYS, plain and simple.
It is ALWAYS Anti-productive! We DON’T learn…. and it WILL ultimately bring on our ruin.

Mark Howard
Mark Howard
1 month ago
Reply to  Vito D.

The union has nothing to do with it.Management trying to put the Post Office out of business so they can sell to their friends.They don’t hire they cut services they do everything to hurt the Post Office.How does this help the Unions when there is no more Post Office?

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark Howard

Unions cause inflation. Just look at the unionized states.

Bill
Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Of COURSE they do! Lower output, the Union mantra, means HIGHER PRICES, EVERY time!

Gardener fixer
Gardener fixer
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Not here. Some facts please. Since the defeat of unions by corporations bribing politicians with election money, The middle class has been shrinking.

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago

They can’t get much slower than they are already. Would this mean Junk Mail envelopes will be yellowed?

Natalie Schroeder
Natalie Schroeder
1 month ago
Reply to  David Baker

Heck, j think they Often give junk mail THE PRIORITY!

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago

In our neighborhood, they also deliver junk/first class mail to the wrong address.

Karen Constantine
Karen Constantine
1 month ago
Reply to  David Baker

CONSISTENTLY!

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago

Our next-door neighbors were consistently involved with the criminal justice system–as defendants and parolees–and we were regularly made aware of their legal status as their court documents were stuffed into our box.

Bill
Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  David Baker

Yup, but Pay ‘em all 50-60K, give ‘em Great benefits AND a Great pension with little or no accountability as far as being Competent at what they do, and just go with it.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE WRONG WITH THAT THINKING?
Ooooooooh, AMERICA! WHAT a Fool though hast become!

Rick
Rick
1 month ago
Reply to  David Baker

Yeah I can’t count the number of times I have gotten in my car to drop off the mail to the right address.

Bill
Bill
1 month ago
Reply to  Rick

Lol. Yeah, maybe we could charge the gov for Mileage! At the very Least, an income tax deduction for Redirected Mail Delivery

Dr J
Dr J
1 month ago
Reply to  David Baker

Get rid of residential mail boxes. Make people pick up their own mail at the post office.
There is a giant down sizing.
Govt officials would be exempt and would still get personal residential delivery.

Rick
Rick
1 month ago
Reply to  David Baker

heck man, I get my junk mail and the water bill on time, and parts too. but if I order something Fed-ex the driver gets lost and delivers it twelve miles away in the next county at a large ranch. if its coming UPS it Might just accidentally be In-Tact, so six of one or half dozen of the other

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

This is news? The USPS has been a joke since the CCP rolled out the Wuflu. Nobody will notice the difference.

Carol Holwerda
Carol Holwerda
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim

Y’ Know, Now that you mention it___ it HAS gotten particularly BAD the last year, year and a half. I’ve Reeeeeally had some issues the last 6 months. It’s like they’re running with a skeleton crew, and we KNOW that That isn’t the case. 🤷‍♂️

Barry Oldman
Barry Oldman
1 month ago
Reply to  Carol Holwerda

EVERYTHING has basically GONE TO SHIT the last year or two! And it ISN’T Covid!
The World is QUICKLY becoming One Big Morally Compromised, Dysfunctional MESS.