This is not the first time the postal service (or department) has faced financial issues. In the early 1900s, the Great Depression hit the office hard as it did all but the very wealthy. The falling economy of the 1990s followed closely by steep inflation and the attacks of September 11, 2001, almost brought the USPS to financial ruin. Over the years, Congress has made many decisions that have helped the USPS, as well as, many decisions that have severely harmed the service. It is so important to remember that the USPS is NOT taxpayer funded — yet Congress and the president have the power to save it like they have so many large corporations. Why don’t they help? Probably because there are no clear shareholders. There are no wealthy campaign contributors for whom the USPS is a cash cow. There is no money for the super rich to be had from the post office. So why bother saving it? You and I are the only ones who benefit from having free daily post delivery. So, who cares? Please consider that and mail some blasted letters already.
COVID Card #57
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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.