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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 12:53 PM

Attacking the U.S. Postal Service before an election is something a terrorist would do

To hobble the U.S. Postal Service under the guise of ďtreating it like a businessĒ is to undermine public confidence in yet another vital American institution at exactly the time when confidence is most needed, as much of the nation prepares to vote by mail in the Nov. 3 election. Such an attack would be an obvious strategy of a terrorist group or a foreign adversary. It also appears to be the strategy of the president of the United States.

President Trump has long railed against the Postal Service as a money-losing operation, and itís quite true: Public mail delivery isnít a profit-making business. Nor should it be. Itís a government service that should no more be expected to produce profits than, say, the Food and Drug Administration.

Trump also reportedly dislikes the Postal Service because it delivers packages for Amazon, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, which is critical of Trump in its coverage. That may be a stretch, or it may be right on the money; Trump has indeed criticized the Postal Service for charging Amazon rates that he says are too low.

Of more concern, though, is Trumpís constant harangue against voting by mail, which he says ó without evidence ó is a hotbed of fraud. Many states plan to conduct their balloting by mail, so making sure the Postal Service has a hard time delivering election-related material in a timely fashion ó or even appearing to do so ó gives him ammunition to attack the validity of election results that donít go his way.


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Zorro Aug 4 OP
Harker Aug 4 #1
amcgrath Aug 5 #2

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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 07:28 PM

1. If anyone knows about money losing operations...

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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 12:19 PM

2. Damaging the postal system might sound evil.....

But everybody seems to have missed the obvious.

Trumps numerous attacks on mail in voting are pointless, unless the pandemic can be maintained or worsened.

If people arenít afraid to vote in person, then Trumps strategy is completely pointless. Rising infections and deaths are to Trumps advantage.

Forcing kids back to school and starving people back to work - or making them homeless, may seem reckless, but it is vital to Trumps plan

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