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People swelter in support of the Postal Service

Man with sign that reads: Let's go Postal on DeJoy

People stood in front of or next to post offices in West Roxbury, Roslindale and elsewhere today to support the Postal Service and its workers.

In West Roxbury, participants in the protest organized by Progressive West Roxbury/Roslindale stood in front of the neighboring Brigham and Women's health clinic:

USPS supporters in West Roxbury
USPS supporters in West Roxbury
USPS supporter in West Roxbury
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Yay! Happy to see Boston folks supporting postal workers!

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Salem people stayed out in the thunderstorm that rolled through around noon. Postal workers were beeping in support.

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Per the USPS and reported by the WashPost.

"The announcement also leaves unresolved DeJoy’s plans for the agency’s long-term finances. The Postal Service has $15 billion in the bank, plus a $10 billion loan from an early round of coronavirus relief as a backstop. That’s more cash on hand than it had at the start of the pandemic, when the agency forecast it would run out of money in October."

They're fully funded through 2021 and desperately need restructuring for long term sustainability.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-will-hold-postal-service-...

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Sustainability? Wake me up when the military is sustainable without Congressional appropriations. They are both organizations our founders had in mind when they formed our federal government.

And does the Postal Service need money? Well, they were asking for it back in April and the President had opinions back then, as he had long before this year, about the Postal Service.
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/24/trump-us-postal-service-coronav...

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President Barack Obama's not-so-subtle dig at the U.S. Postal Service—"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. ... It's the Post Office that's always having problems"—has sent his cheerful relations with America's postal unions to the dead letter office. -- US News, Aug 18, 2009

It's nice when Presidents from different political parties agree on something.

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Adding this as context to the quotation you have used: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2009/08/postal_union_respon...

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Obama was defending having private health insurance companies handle health care because they are good at it, much like how private shippers do a better job than the USPS.

You suggesting privatizing the postal service, Brian?

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That's not quite the point Obama was making when he said that. Nor were his comments related to any specific issue or discussion about the Postal Service, but rather it was about the ACA.

I'm just merely ensuring that when someone takes a single, small quotation as proof of their position, we are able to understand in what context the statement was actually made.

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That said, the issues with the Postal Service are more than 4 years old. That the previous resident of the White House chose them as the example of trusting the private sector versus the public sector, and the words he chose, is telling.

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The military does not compete with, or serve, private firms; it serves the US population as a whole. However, the post office does: Amazon and many other retailers use it to send packages, presumably because USPS offers a better or cheaper service than UPS or FedEx.

Apples and oranges comparison here.

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See the recent Senate report from Marc Rubio’s committee.

Collusion happened.

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Maine Farmers Report Shipments of Dead Chicks Arriving Amid USPS Delays

At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the U.S. Postal Service have arrived dead in recent weeks after rapid cuts hit the federal mail carrier’s operations, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said.
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Thousands of birds that moved through the Postal Service’s processing center in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, were also dead, impacting several farms in Maine and New Hampshire, Henderson said.

The Postal Service has been delivering live chicks reliably since 1918. Now, thanks to Trump's Postmaster General DeJoy, it's delivering dead ones.

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...more people will probably be outraged over the dead chicks than are outraged over the dead people who didn't get their prescription medication Whatever it takes...

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No, seriously, how the (expletive) does that work in reality? Someone please tell me what steps I'm missing, or what flaws exist in my logic:

- DeJoy shows up at mail facility and orders machine out of service

- Worker takes machine out of service

- DeJoy leaves building

- DeJoy doesn't return, because he has his own office somewhere else

- Worker returns machine to service after DeJoy leaves, and DeJoy never finds out about it, because nobody at the facility dimes the worker out, the machine isn't a smart device, and postal customers don't complain about satisfactory service

Short of staffing a mail processing facility with federal marshals, what is this jerkoff trying to pull? And if I were a federal marshal, and the boss told me "Go stand guard at a mail facility and make sure the workers sabotage the mail", I'd toss my badge in the garbage.

I don't *want* to be this much smarter than everyone else, because that's no good for society, but here we are with this sham of a presidency.

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Every tyrant is enthusiastically supported by legions of worshipful, boot-licking underlings. You seriously think there would be no Trump allies in the local PO to dime out the local supervisor for defying DeJoy?

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But if you work for a living, and you support Trump, you’re an idiot.

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Many Trump loyalists work. Many working people are idiots.

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hates the American way of life. All his posts attest to his profound hatred of truth, justice, and liberty.

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