There are thousands (yes, thousands) of television and print media news stories that highlight chronic complaints about the USPS . . . problems that CANNOT be blamed on the virus or mail-in
ballots . . . because they date back A DECADE OR MORE: Mail (prescription meds, legal documents, bills, greeting and gift cards, etc.) delivered to the wrong addresses, delivered open and/or shredded, or not delivered at all. As often as not, statements never arrive, and if they do, they arrive weeks--even MONTHS--past the due date, meaning conscientious recipients must pay late fees.
And there are hundreds (yes, hundreds) of verified reports--accompanied by pictorial and/or video evidence--of mail carriers throwing delivery truckloads of mail into dumpsters, waterways, roadsides, the woods, and more. (In many cases, carriers were charged and sentenced for tampering with the U.S. Mail [a Federal offense] for opening and removing cash, gift cards, checks, etc.)
OF COURSE these criminals are the exception, not the rule; most mail carriers take pride in a job well done. And I repeat: These issues CANNOT be blamed on the virus or mail-in ballots because many of the complaints date back DECADES.
Taxpayers cannot rely upon the agency that states on its own web site, "The Postal Service’s mission is to provide the nation with reliable, affordable, universal mail service. The basic functions of the Postal Service were established in 39 U.S.C. § 101(a): '. . . to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people. It [the Postal Service] shall provide prompt, reliable, and efficient services to patrons in all areas and shall render postal services to all communities.'” (Please note, in their own words, 'prompt, reliable, and efficient services'.)
So then, what IS your problem, #usps? WHY have taxpaying citizens in big cities and small towns all across this country been experiencing so many serious problems with mail delivery . . . especially considering that the 2021 price of a first class stamp is 55 cents, and (according to information provided by a July 29, 2020 posting on your web site) "United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced today that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has reached an agreement in principle with the United States Department of the Treasury on the terms and conditions associated with $10 billion lending authority provided in the CARES Act."
TEN BILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS--added to the price citizens pay to send envelopes and packages--should more than cover the cost to repair/replace malfunctioning delivery vehicles and sorting machines, and hiring and training capable personnel.
Who else would like to ask the #usps and #postmastergeneral #louisdejoy "What's going on with the post office . . . and what are you going to do about it?"
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