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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 11:42 AM

Postal Service 'will not survive the summer' without immediate support, House Dems warn

Last edited Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:21 PM - Edit history (1)

Published 1 min ago on March 24, 2020
By Common Dreams


Democratic lawmakers said late Monday that the U.S. Postal Service is poised to be a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic and could collapse by summer’s end barring an infusion of billions of dollars in federal aid.

The warning came in a joint statement from House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Government Operations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) that cited “urgent help” needed by the agency as it faces plummeting mail volume and “imminent bankruptcy.”

Maloney and Connolly pointed to measures intended to help the Postal Service contained within the House’s new coronavirus stimulus package—the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act—which was unveiled Monday.

The bill (pdf) contains provisions that would cancel the Postal Service’s debt, allow it to borrow up to $15 billion, and inject it with $25 billion in emergency funding “for revenue forgone due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/postal-service-will-not-survive-the-summer-without-immediate-support-house-dems-warn/

And again, what is #Moscow Mitch proposal..........................not anything with the postal system, that's for sure.................its in the Constitution..................oh yeah I forget #Moscow Mitch thinks the Constitution is toilet paper.......................just ask Merrick Garland, and Obama....................

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Reply Postal Service 'will not survive the summer' without immediate support, House Dems warn (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 2020 OP
Harker Mar 2020 #1
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #2
SoCalNative Mar 2020 #3
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #4
DFW Mar 2020 #5
rurallib Mar 2020 #6
msongs Mar 2020 #7

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 11:45 AM

1. republicants are too stupid to see the broader view.

Or they're too greedy.

Plenty of both.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:13 PM

2. Beyond

eBay packages and medical supplies, the USPS has simply become the hauler of junk mail. Once the junk mailers have to close up shop, then we're left with an inefficient system for getting goods shipped.

I'd rather see that $25 billion going to people who are hurting in the current downturn.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:14 PM

3. Some of us would like to continue to recieve

our prescription medications, thank you very much.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:16 PM

4. Didn't I mention

medical supplies in my response? I would have thought that would have included prescription drugs. But there's no reason they couldn't be shipped by UPS or FedEx, is there?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:17 PM

5. Every nation needs a postal service of some kind.

FexEx will not deliver letters, invoices, snapshots, checks, etc, for 55 cents, or $1.10 for overseas.

Re-nationalize it if necessary, but keep it.

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Response to DFW (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:43 PM

6. Absolutely!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:46 PM

7. most PO deliveries are unwanted trash, raise the rates on that garbage to generate income nt

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