The postal service says it will now continue Saturday mail delivery because Congress prohibited cutting back on delivery from six days to five.
John Rogers is an Economics professor at American International College, said Congress can kick the can down the road only so many times.
"Sooner or later they're going to have to address the basic business model of the postal service, they're losing something in the neighborhood of $16 billion a year and mail usage is going down about 5 percent a year," says Rogers.
Professor Rogers says cost cutting measures could include discussions about early retirement plans and even privatization of the postal service.
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