(KDKA-TV) Eighty-four billion pieces of junk mail were delivered to our doors last year – music to the ears of the U.S. Postal Service.
"We certainly have to fill in the void when it comes to revenue," says the agency's Tad Kelley
There's been a huge recession-related decline in the volume of first class mail. The postal service hasn't relied directly on taxpayer dollars since the early 80's.
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Cutting costs only goes so far in easing serious budget deficits, so the USPS is looking to junk mail as a rescue remedy to add more revenues.