My dogs still need to exercise! :-)
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I feel the tax payers should not subsidize this privately owned and operated newspaper.
If the MDN wants to deliver their product to people on Saturdays -- the MDN should pay for it.
Try Fed Ex or UPS -- because the American tax payer is tapped out.
NO MORE FREE STUFF.
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Junk mail one less day of the week!
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I remember when the Post Office went from twice a day delivery, Monday - Friday, what an uproar businesses made, as well as homemakers.
At home we would await the Mailman's whistle blowing to let us know he put mail in our box; morning and after-noon.
When that stopped, we survived.
I suspect the stopping of Saturday delivery will bring some moaning and groaning, for a while.
But it won't take long and people will get used to it.
I would like to see the USPS eliminated as a government subsidize entity, give the right to deliver First Class Mail to UPS, FedEx and others, and make the USPS compete for business like the package delivery companies do.
The USPS loses money faster than many government agencies, raises rates, reduces services, yet hangs on to the First Class Mail monopoly.
I no longer have home delivery, as our subdivision, in Texas, has Cluster Boxes, which a motor route contractor puts our mail in.
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"If the MDN wants to deliver their product to people on Saturdays -- the MDN should pay for it."
I was under the assumption that the MDN had its own delivery system, independent of USPS.
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Well, of course you would assume that -- since this is a privately owned, for-profit business that is in no way responsible to represent the views of all taxpayers.
But, the fact is -- we are paying the MDN's cost of doing business on Saturdays. Thus, their snarky question about weekend mail delivery.
Like I said before . . . Why doesn't this newspaper pay for FED-EX delivery -- like erery other business does?
Why am I being asked to chip in to their profits?
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"They want more stuff from government . . . But don't forget nothing is really free."
-- Mitt Romney
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Surely, there are better people to quote than Mitt Romney? William Shakespeare wrote that "the fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it," (Much Ado About Nothing) and even Milton Friedman's oft-said "free lunch" axiom would have made your point. If you're not careful, you'll be quoting Lars Larson next.
And what's wrong with Lars Larson?
Just another day to keep the snow off my sidewalks or get another YELLOW postcard from our ***** of a mailwoman!!!!
You do realize the newspaper pays a route carrier to deliver the newspaper, the post office does not usually deliver the newspaper, unless you do not live within the area the paper is delivered, and you have the MDN mailed to you, but the post office still charges the paper for postage. If you think, the MDN is mailed on Saturdays then who delivers the Sunday issue, surly not the post office, they do not operated on Sunday.
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