Lexington’s Paul Steidler was quoted in a story by CBS News MoneyWatch regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to institute slower mail delivery standards starting this Friday. Almost four of ten pieces of first-class mail will see slower delivery, stated Steidler. That means “mail delivery will be slower than in the 1970s,” he said. He called the plan “disastrous.”
Steidler also pointed out that people living in rural parts of the country, the disabled and the elderly will be most impacted by the delivery delays. “It’s the least fortunate who will be hurt hardest by this,” he said. “Everything in American society is getting faster, it seems, except for the mail delivery — which is now going to get slower.” He continued: “When you reduce standards you perpetuate a vicious downward cycle. You tell people you can take your time delivering it. It causes people to lose confidence in the mail.”
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