As we all know, Hair Füror’s obvious short-tem goal is to disrupt the mail-in vote; the long-term plan is to privatize the US Postal Service. Reuters reports:
President Trump admitted that he’s blocking a new coronavirus relief bill over proposed aid for the U.S. Postal Service in an attempt to derail mail-in voting during November’s election.
Said Trump: “The items are the post office and the $3.5 billion for mail-in voting. If we don’t make the deal, that means they can’t have the money, that means they can’t have universal mail-in voting. It just can’t happen.”
This tweet opened up a story I had not seen yet…
…which eventually brought me to Salon, and this headline that says it all:
Mail sorting equipment is being removed from U.S. Postal Service (USPS) offices amid a slew of operational changes implemented by new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, according to the head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union.
Numerous reports have detailed how changes made by DeJoy, a top donor to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, have cut overtime and changed policies, which have slowed down mail delivery across the country. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said last week that DeJoy had “confirmed that contrary to prior denials and statements minimizing these changes, the Postal Service recently instituted operational changes” shortly after he assumed office.
If the USPS cannot sort the mail, it cannot deliver the mail.
“We are beginning to see those changes and how it is impacting the mail. Mail is beginning to pile up in our offices, and we’re seeing equipment being removed,” she said on Tuesday. “So we are beginning to see the impact of those changes.”
“Curious,” exclaimed host Noel King, “I hadn’t heard about this one. Equipment being removed. What equipment?”
“The sorting equipment that we use to process mail for delivery,” said Karol, who is also a postal clerk. “In Iowa, we are losing machines . . . so that also hinders our ability to process mail in the way that we had in the past.”
Someone ordered the sorting equipment removed. There’s something wrong that no one is asking “who ordered it removed.” This is as close to an answer as we get from the article:
USPS spokesman David Partenheimer told Salon that the equipment removal was among actions the agency was taking “focused on increasing operational efficiency.”
What other eff’ery does the 4th Reich have in store?
The USPS, which underwent a controversial staff shake-up after DeJoy took over, recently advanced a proposal that would nearly triple states’ postage costs for mail-in ballots and is also reportedly planning service cuts. But Kimberly Karol, the head of the Iowa Postal Workers Union, told NPR that there have been even more changes than previously reported.
Incorrect postage is certainly a way of rejecting a ballot; penalizing the states by tripling the postage is another. Look for states to start changing their mail-in ballot finances, if not cancelling the program.
UPDATE 1: Handsome Joe Biden –