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Mon May 11, 2020, 06:06 AM

Americans love postal service, but President Trump wants to kill it

Bill Boone was a fresh-faced 23-year-old in 1952 when he cast his first ballot for U.S. president, while proudly serving aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of Korea.

The U.S. Postal Service carried that vote untold miles to the election board in Boone's hometown of Benton, Arkansas, and he's considered "the mail" an essential part of life ever since.

Today, the 90-year-old retired Steelworker relies on the postal service to deliver his medicines, Social Security checks and letters from relatives. A dedicated letter carrier even walks the mail up the driveway-past the mailbox-to Boone's front door.

"I told him, 'You can't retire until I die,'" Boone said.

The postal service delivers to every U.S. address, no matter how isolated, and charges consistent, reasonable rates to all customers. It's a lifeline for military members and the elderly. It keeps commerce humming and the country connected.

Americans love the postal service. Yet Donald Trump wants to kill it.

The postal service lost billions of dollars as businesses scaled back operations or closed during the pandemic. The agency usually supports itself with sales of stamps and other products. But now, without as much as $75 billion in emergency federal aid, it will go bankrupt in months.


https://www.sanantoniopost.com/news/265015194/americans-love-postal-service-but-president-trump-wants-to-kill-it

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douglas9 May 2020 OP
pazzyanne May 2020 #1
True Blue American May 2020 #2
2naSalit May 2020 #3
CaptYossarian May 2020 #4
2naSalit May 2020 #5
MiniMe May 2020 #6

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 06:50 AM

1. For people like me who are mobility challenged, ...

The US Postal Service allows me to remain living in my home by delivering items to my door in a rural area. Everything from medical and food stuff to pet food. If the USPS is privatized, I will not be able to continue living in my home. On Social Security, I would not be able to pay the outlandish price of privatized mail service that would not deliver to my door. As it is the USPS does end-stage delivery for many items shipped by companies. One more attempt to isolate Americans from other Americans or force them into living in congregate living situations as they get older. This administration is killing us one executive order at a time. When will ENOUGH be ENOUGH?

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2020, 07:02 AM

2. If Republicans

Allow the USPS to die they better all start looking for new jobs.

Even Susan Collins is worried about the Presidentís actions.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 07:58 AM

3. He wants to kill it because he knows it will kill his reelection.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:24 AM

4. You can't kill something that's already dead. Trump is finished.

Biden should be sworn in this morning and alleviate the pain and suffering.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #4)

Mon May 11, 2020, 01:29 PM

5. I wish that could happen.

I hope we can beat the cheaters this time.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 02:14 PM

6. He wants to kill Obamacare too

which will kill a lot of people. Dean dumb Donald, people don't trust you when you tell them you will replace it with something better. You need to submit a bill as to WTF you are talking about.

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