About 97% of my letter carrier delivered mail is junk mail. How about we actually consider fixing the problem in addition to the cut services?
Why does 97% of my mail, which I don't want, delivered at rates between 25-35% of what I could mail things for? Victoria's Secret clearly is making enough money to print a new catalog every single week...how about we penalize the marketing douches and force them to actually PAY for the crap they send. VS catalog could come once every 6 months instead of every 6 days, and they would pay more for every single one.
Seriously. It costs me 46 cents to mail 1 piece of paper. The guys mailing 500+ copies of a 50 page catalog or a 30 page coupon bundle pay between 14 cents and a $1.27 for the largest thing delivered to me lately.
'The People' are not getting the same kind of service that is given to 'The Business'. Considering the impact to landfills, the carbon footprint when I burn the catalog, the endless amount of fuel and man-hours necessary to deliver it...mailing catalogs and coupons really shouldn't be profitable...but it is thanks to retarded policy regarding bulk mail.