New mail sorting machine thrown in garbage in Grand Junction, COPosted by Catherine Reed / August 26, 2020
The back-and-forth drama with Postmaster General Dejoy continues. After working hard to dismantle the Post Office, walking back his vows to do so, and then walking back that, someone observed a mail sorting machine being chucked out.
The Democrat-dominated House of Representatives has passed an emergency $25 billion of funding for the beleaguered Post Office, but the Republican-led Senate is likely to reject it. It’s the latest bit of sad news in the saga of our dying democracy.
Earlier this week, the Postmaster General has agreed to stop all his “reforms,” which critics called blatant attempts to sabotage the election. I, personally, was foolish enough to believe him. But reports are coming out that the Post Office is still removing mail sorting machines. The machines that were returned, well, you won’t believe this, but Dejoy has instructed Post Office employees not to reconnect them! The consequences of this sabotage is are mounting. Thousands of chicks have arrived to Maine farms dead––an ironic twist on “chickens coming home to roost” for the home state of Republican Senator Susan Collins, who supported the USPS defunding.
Internal documents revealed that the USPS was planning to remove nearly 700 high-speed sorting machines. The USPS is literally removing mailboxes in Oregon. Trump has openly admitted that he’s trying to limit mail-in voting, citing his usual unsupported claims of voter fraud. Louis DeJoy also sacked key Post Office officials and is threatening to cut spending dramatically, which would prove disastrous for the 2020 election. Postal service workers are supporting Biden.
But watchdog groups are keeping a close eye on the Post Office, and that seems to be helping. After an incredible amount of backlash following their removal of mailboxes in Oregon, the USPS has stopped removing mailboxes. So keep the pressure up if you’re concerned about the post office. Buy a book of stamps! If half of all Americans bought stamps the USPS would be in great shape.