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I’m watching in horror and disbelief as U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy systematically cripples the U.S. Postal System. The destruction of taxpayer-funded sorting machines, the delays in vitally needed mail deliveries, the locking and/or removal of mail boxes is something I never thought I’d see in this country in all my 65 years.

We need congressional representatives who are not afraid to fight back against these abuses. I recently spoke with one of U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s staff members. Unfortunately, Rep. Stefanik has nothing to say about this crisis beyond bland words of support for the USPS. Stefanik has a carefully crafted image of being bipartisan, which makes her passive acceptance of the unacceptable (the USPS sabotage being just one example among many) so perplexing and disappointing.

Tedra Cobb, in contrast, recognizes that our government agencies and democratic institutions are under attack and being dismantled and will fight to protect them. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience support Elise Stefanik but will be happy to give my vote to Tedra Cobb.

Joan Darby

Henderson

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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Charlie McGrath

The post office was already crippled. Losing taxpayer billions every year. Apparently that was not a problem to you and didn't need fixing. This new postmaster general comes from a background of logistics. We needed someone who has experience in delivery. Obama removed 14,000 mail boxes but that was necessary. Obama never did anything questionable in eight years. Trump however has done everything wrong. Stop watching the no good SOB Trump channels. Get the facts not the feelings.

rockloper

Are you aware of what the post office has to do that no other federal government agency has to do? Get the facts not the feelings.

Pitbull

Perfect letter to put this in context, Charlie.[thumbup]

KRobbins

I don’t think it was so much logistics. I know you don’t care but anyway. Today’s Washington Post. Of course, there is all the investments he has in competitors to USPS, too. Again, that doesn’t matter.

Five people who worked for DeJoy’s former business, New Breed Logistics, say they were urged by DeJoy’s aides or by the chief executive himself to write checks and attend fundraisers at his 15,000-square-foot gated mansion beside a Greensboro, N.C., country club. There, events for Republicans running for the White House and Congress routinely fetched $100,000 or more apiece.

Gated mansion! Yes, he’s jes folks like all the people Trump surrounds himself with. Don’t worry, tho. They’re all populists at heart.

Charlie McGrath

Thank God Biden doesn't have any rich friends or that would make him a bad person too. Democrats come up with accusations that always start with "if true".

KRobbins

Thank God Biden doesn't have any rich friends or that would make him a bad person too. Democrats come up with accusations that always start with "if true".

Nice strawman argument to go with DeJoy’s straw donors. Whether Biden has rich friends or not is irrelevant. He’s not going to surround himself with people breaking campaign finance laws. Oh yeah, if true or allegedly or whatever just to make you happy because DeJoy isn’t convicted. He probably won’t be either because of the statute of limitations. There are at least 5 people saying he did do this. But sure, you think that it’s a conspiracy among them to just make it all up and go out and lie about it for no real reason.

Trump never says “if true” does he? Why bother? He often seems to cap his most egregious lies with “believe me” tho.

rdsouth

The USPS has been under attack for many years. Those who want smaller government see it as a convenient target. Its books show it losing money because, unlike any other part of the government, they have imposed mandates forcing it to fully fund retirements far in advance. That's where its money is going and that's why it is in the red on the books. They're sitting on its chest trying to strangle it.

Eagle24

The USPO is going the way of the buggy whip... electron billings, payments, bank transfers and on line advertising has dramatically reduced their income... It's not a Bush, Obama or Trump issue...it's technology... Trump's issue, as always, is he rants unsubstantiated blather and tweets ... ie - he can't shut up... heck, even his sister, a federal judge, calls him a liar..

Eagle24

Might as well share some "non" Fox info for CM..... " the number of blue steel mailboxes across the U.S. has been steadily declining for decades under various administrations. In 1985, the country had 400,000 mailboxes. In 2011, there were 160,000. Today, there are around 142,000 collection boxes in operation. Many blame the gradual death of the Postal Service on the growth of the internet, labor costs, and congressional meddling." Just say'n.... we've had some removed locally..if they average less than 25 pcs of mail a day, consideration for removal is made.. .. and I don't think the local postmaster has Obama's phone number.. He did one questionable thing... have you seen Bin Laden lately? Darn amnesia .. you forgot that one..

Charlie McGrath

Thanks for supporting my point.

rockloper

stefanik is a disgrace, tRUMP is a disgrace, their supporters are a disgrace - end of story.

Pitbull

[ninja][pirate][alien][thumbdown]

minder

So sadly accurate, rockloper.

rockloper

It definitely is sad.

Pitbull

Cut, paste, cut, past, paste, paste. As I say repeatedly, these comments are childish and do not advance the dialog. If I only said Biden is loopy, Harris is an embarassment, and Cobb is a joke, would that be helpful?

rockloper

You don't seem to have anything too stunning to say either. I'm writing how I feel. I can't get you to join in a source backed discussion anyway.

Fwfigher

Trump, Republican, and Stefanik are your trigger words. Lights your fuse. A short fuse. I saw a campaign sign on a Watertown residence's lawn the other day. It was red, white, and blue, about 2 foot by 2 foot, and it read, "Anyone But Trump". That pretty much summarizes the Democrat platform. Biden isn't a trigger word to anyone, he isn't anything. I can't wait for November to roll around so I can go cast my vote for Trump and Stefanik. You can't wait for November to roll around so you can go vote against Trump and Stefanik. You are not voting for Biden, you could care less about Biden, he's a none enitity. Not a good platform.

hermit thrush

the hilarious thing about this comment is that republicans literally do not have a platform.

on the other hand, there is something to what you're saying about biden. he doesn't have a lot of passionate support, but he's broadly acceptable to a wide swath of americans. a good choice to take the temperature down.

rockloper

Not true although I agree on the 'Anyone One But tRUMP. That means a republican other than tRUMP is a step in the right direction.

KRobbins

the hilarious thing about this comment is that republicans literally do not have a platform.

Sure they do. The platform is whatever Trump says, goes. Like good 🐑. That’s a party with a future. It’s probably why they have at least two QAnon believers running.

KRobbins

Trump, Republican, and Stefanik are your trigger words.

True or not, there are likely a large percentage of Trump voters who find the most attractive thing about him is he irritates liberals. So, essentially these people don’t care how bad a job he does as long as he “owns the libs.” Is that a good platform?

Pitbull

Let's enforce the no lie zone here. The Republicans have an agenda, hermit thrush. Look it up.

KRobbins

They do have a platform. It’s the same one they had in 2016 and there’s a lot I agree with.

"Our national debt is a burden on our economy and families. The huge increase in the national debt demanded by and incurred during the current Administration has placed a significant burden on future generations."

"Crony capitalism gives us special interest tax breaks, custom-designed regulations, and special exemptions for favored parties."

"The next president must restore the public's trust in law enforcement and civil order by first adhering to the rule of law himself. "

"The current Administration has abandoned America's friends and rewarded its enemies."

“The current Administration has exceeded its constitutional authority, brazenly and flagrantly violated the separation of powers, sought to divide America into groups and turn citizen against citizen.”

“The President has refused to defend or enforce laws he does not like, used executive orders to enact national policies in areas constitutionally reserved solely to Congress”

“Our most urgent task as a Party is to restore the American people's faith in their government by electing a president who will enforce duly enacted laws, honor constitutional limits on executive authority, and return credibility to the Oval Office.”

Charlie McGrath

We are not a disgrace, we are deplorables.

KRobbins

Congratulations for having reached the Greek ideal of “know thyself.”

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