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Don’t Make The US Postal Service An Energy Policy Guinea Pig (From RealClearEnergy) The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is about to start making one of the world’s largest and most polluting fleets a whole lot cleaner. That is, unless environmental zealots, including some Members of Congress, derail things. USPS has 140,000 high-polluting ...
The Root Cause Of Mail Delays: Booming Package Volumes (Infographic) The root cause for historic mail delays at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is the high package volumes being handled. While Postmaster General Louis DeJoy instituted service directives last summer, these were in effect for just six weeks and ended on Au ...
Postal Service Should Nix Plan To Further Slow Mail Delivery The poor, elderly, and rural Americans will be hit hardest. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is reportedly considering a strategic plan that would severely erode the quality of first-class mail delivery, its most popular product with the American people. According to a February 12 article in The Washington Post, USPS wants to eliminate the two-day standard for delivering first-class mail to a local address and instead lump it into a three- to five-day delivery window. The American people deserve much better. And for decades they had much better. From 1971-2012 USPS had a one-day delivery standard for first-class mail. USPS delivered 42 percent of first-class mail in one day in 2011, 57 percent in two to three days, and the remaining one percent in four to five days.
The Reckless Calls To Fire The Entire U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors In recent days, there have been reckless calls from the Editorial Board at USA Today and Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Tim Ryan for President Biden to fire six members of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. This would compound historic delays i ...
U.S. Postal Service Should Continue To Prefund Retiree Health Benefits One of the biggest myths about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is that its financial problems would be largely eliminated if it did not have to “prefund,” i.e., set aside money and invest it, for its generous retiree health benefits program. Even comedian John Oliver spoke extensively about this during a May 2020 HBO segment. Prefunding is synonymous with saving and investing for retirement. It is a responsible, time-tested, and essential practice to ensure today’s more than 600,000 postal employees and nearly 500,000 postal retirees receive low-cost, quality health care for years or even decades after they retire. As with quality pension plans for state government workers, money is put into a dedicated fund where the assets grow in value.
Fix Mail Delivery Through Transparency The abysmal decline in mail service at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has created significant hardships for millions of Americans. And the situation could get even worse: as of January 15, USPS is no longer under court order to report its weekly mail p ...
Beware Of Politicians Trying To Rescue You From Technology Companies (From RealClearMarkets) During the pandemic America’s large technology companies have been critical to the economy while providing significant health and safety benefits. If America did not have the services of our large technology companies, we would hear calls for the gover ...
USPS Doesn’t Need Money From Congress, It Needs Financial Reform (From The Detroit News) While there are compelling reasons for Congress and the Administration to provide a fifth COVID relief package, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is today flush with cash. Beginning in April there were many predictions that USPS would collapse because of ...
Five Reasons Federal Stimulus Money To The Postal Service Is Harmful Congress is moving in the direction of enacting the country’s fifth COVID relief package. And with millions of Americans facing extraordinary life and death challenges, there is clearly a need for targeted emergency relief, especially to our tens of mi ...
Biden And The Postal Service: Why Conciliation Trumps Combat Joe Biden and his likely incoming administration must make a basic decision about how they will deal with the large and financially troubled U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Option one is to continue, even accelerate, House Democrats’ policy of belligerence ...
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