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Revealed: the decades-long, Koch-fueled war on the Postal Service
 
In the midst of our national health and economic crisis, you might be wondering where your mail is — your packages, your deliveries, your federal stimulus checks.
 
But the mail is getting slower and less reliable — because of a decades-long war against one of our most trusted and beloved public institutions, waged by powerful business interests.
 
Megadonor Charles Koch and his allies have been working for five decades to undermine the Postal Service, funding think tanks and advocacy that call for privatizing the USPS, attacking its unions, and burdening it with crushing financial obligations. And now, they’ve stepped up their efforts, looking to deal the USPS a final death blow.
 
The U.S. Postal Service is in a manufactured crisis, engineered by interests that have worked for years to weaken its labor movement, drive it toward financial collapse, and force the federal government to privatize mail service.
 
--CPCC email just now

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As Trump attacks the mail, his administration gains more access to the Postal Service

The Trump administration is making new inroads into the operations of the US Postal Service, raising fears that the agency is degrading services ahead of a surge of votes being cast through the mail in the November election.

As President Donald Trump has launched a relentless attack on vote-by-mail elections, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has inserted himself into the Postal Service's finances and a major Trump donor was selected to lead the USPS -- steps critics warn have opened up the independent government agency to undue political influence.
 
New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took over in June, is under pressure to reverse dramatic cost-cutting measures and prepare the Postal Service for a flood of mail-in ballots this fall. Last week, Mnuchin struck a loan deal with the Postal Service giving him access to details of its 10 biggest service contracts, likely including Amazon -- a move that could give the administration new ammunition to push the USPS to agree to one of Trump's pet projects, raising its shipping prices.
 
And in another sign of Mnuchin's involvement in the Postal Service's dealings, the Treasury secretary received briefings from the USPS Board of Governors to discuss the appointment of DeJoy as postmaster general earlier this year, a source familiar with the matter told CNN, an irregular arrangement that has not happened in past appointments.
In heated discussions with DeJoy on Wednesday, Democrats demanded that the Postal Service repeal cutbacks that have slowed the mail already, months before the November elections.
 
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Farmer Vincent

'Friday Night Massacre' at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a Major Trump Donor—Ousts Top Officials

"America is in a dead sprint to authoritarianism. The man is pulling out all the stops to prevent the citizens of this country from holding a legitimate election in which he might face removal from office."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/08/07/friday-night-massacre-us-postal-service-postmaster-general-major-trump-donor-ousts

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46 minutes ago, Farmer Vincent said:

'Friday Night Massacre' at US Postal Service as Postmaster General—a Major Trump Donor—Ousts Top Officials

"America is in a dead sprint to authoritarianism. The man is pulling out all the stops to prevent the citizens of this country from holding a legitimate election in which he might face removal from office."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/08/07/friday-night-massacre-us-postal-service-postmaster-general-major-trump-donor-ousts


Why does he hate America? :( :usa:

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Farmer Vincent
7 minutes ago, prettylight said:


Why does he hate America? :( :usa:

Trump?  He loves America.  The America where he's the #1 human/demigod(demagogue) and everyone owes him their loyalty and must help him get his way always.  

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Trump’s Plan to Sabotage the Post Office Before the Election: A Closer Look

 

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