Who is Going to Deliver All Those Relief Checks?


Here is Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Gene Collier:

…look, wave to your mailman or mail person today. You might not have many more chances. As volume is down more than 30% with the coronavirus, the Postal Service won’t be solvent much longer, and an administration eager to bail out airlines and cruise lines is telling the Post Office to go sort itself.

This hasn’t been brought up once that I know of at the daily Trumpapalooza, but Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, has learned in conversations with Postmaster General Megan Brennan that the United States Postal Service will collapse without urgent government intervention.

And soon.

Maybe June.

Mr. Connolly says he’s pleaded with the White House, which kept emphasizing to Congress that President Donald Trump would not sign off on any stimulus package if it includes a bailout for the Post Office.

Already on record with his brilliant idea to defund the World Health Organization in the middle of a pandemic, the Buffoonatic-in-Chief’s next stroke of genius is to choke off one of the country’s primary lifelines.

Those COVID-19 relief checks scheduled to be mailed beginning this month and through September? Who’ll deliver them after June? Those 1.2 billion deliveries of prescription drugs, many to rural seniors with no other means of getting them, who’ll be bringing them, Jared? All the correspondence needed to complete the census, what of that? All the pandemic’s critical personal protective equipment, is that Jared too? And all those ballots America needs to vote by mail this year . . .

Oh, I see.

No mail, then no ballots by mail, then, welp, no election. Is that where we’re going? Smells like another episode in the president’s raging pyromania of American institutions, the Post Office being just another provision in the Constitution that he finds an inconvenient encroachment on his authority.

Total authority.

Read the entire piece here.