News That Will Drive You to Drink

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Louis DeJoy’s USPS

First the bad news: The USPS Board of Directors has still not fired Louis DeJoy’s ass and the Senate has not confirmed new members to the Board yet.

Now the good news: Long-awaited legislation overhauling the Postal Service’s finances and operations sailed through the House Tuesday.

“This bill is an agreement to fix some of the serious problems that have been looming over the Post Office for years and threatening its financial stability,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), one of the lawmakers leading the legislation…

…Among its provisions, the bill would require Postal Service retirees to enroll in Medicare and eliminates the requirement that the agency prefund its retiree health benefits for 75 years in the future, saving the beleaguered agency tens of billions of dollars over the next decade. It would also mandate that the Postal Service create a dashboard with performance data and continue to deliver at least six days each week.

Regular reminder: USPS is a service, not a business. It’s in The Constitution.

We’re getting there, peeps.

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3 Responses to News That Will Drive You to Drink

  1. Forgive me if I don’t cheer wildly over the House passing something…I fully expect ZERO Republicans to support doing anything but shutting the post office down, and Curtsey Sinema and Coal Joe Lieberman will probably find that [checks notes] upholding the fucking constitutional role of the Post Office offends their delicate bipartisan feefees.

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  2. pagan in repose says:

    Just a reminder that the requirement to fund the retirement fund 75 years into the future was the first step in the Bush the lesser years with its intention to privatize the Post Office and give it to UPS or FedEx. And we all know how fucked up that would have been…

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  3. Stony Pillow says:

    It’s a trap. The bill relieves 1/3 of the funding burden – enough to prevent insolvency, but the chokehold is still on.

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