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"Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night

stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

Unrepresentative Policy of the Week

 Protect the Post Office (80%): The USPS is one of the crowning achievements of the American government. For only 50 cents, you can send a letter nearly anywhere, and it will arrive in a matter of days! While Amazon might have that beat on speed, it certainly can't compete on price. In many rural towns, the post office is what makes a town center. The American people know how good they have it, with eight in ten Americans wanting to protect the USPS.

As usual with a popular and effective government program, the last couple of decades have witnessed an assault on the very foundations of our postal service. In 2006, with the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, the Bush administration required the USPS to pre-fund 75 years of its pension obligations. This is an unprecedented, and frankly insane, requirement that has hamstrung the USPS from needed service upgrades, and hampered service.

With the Trump administration's new 2020 budget proposal, the onslaught continues, suggesting a further $100 billion savings with "reforms" to the USPS. Americans want, and demand, high quality services provided at affordable prices in the public sector. Our government should listen by protecting our postal service, and in fact expanding the services it offers into areas such as postal banking, not continuing the unrepresentative farce of eviscerating our most popular institutions!

Let your representatives know this issue is important to you, contact info can be found at:

Most Americans, a large majority, state that the U.S. Postal Service is doing an excellent or good job. That puts the USPS ahead of 12 other government agencies, including the FBI, the CDC, NASA and the CIA. And the younger the respondent, the more likely they were to think highly of the service of USPS. So folks who have been witness to virtually all types of delivery modes, love the Post Office.

Also, in addition to being the town center, there are so many Americans, housed in rural areas who are depending on the Post Office to make certain they can receive letters and packages. Unlike other carriers, profit is not the overarching motivation.

In addition, the government often issues requirements that hurt the USPS, such as requiring certain forms to be submitted online. And yet mail delivery has adapted to the ever-changing times.

Don’t ask why- just say NO.

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