Universal Mail-in Balloting (UMB) and how democrats conflate the Post Office issue

Cosmos

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Once again democrats are lying. Let us address each one piecemeal.

Lie No. 1: Without help the post office can’t handle the volume of Universal Mail-in Balloting (UMB)-
In 2019 the Post Office processed 142.5 billion pieces of mail, and in a typical day it processed 450 million pieces. This year alone the post office processed an additional 471 million pieces of mail in the form of relief checks and census ballots. There are approximately 158 million registered voters. Even if everyone voted by mail (highly unlikely) then it would hardly cripple the system.


Lie No.2: The Post Office will be insolvent before the election and therefore, needs an infusion of cash-
The Post Office typically operates in the red. It lost $62B from 2007 – 2016 ($55B is attributed to pre-funded pension requirement). It lost $9B in 2019. But currently it has $14B cash on-hand, enough to keep it solvent through 2021. So that the post office isn’t in dire need of cash for election purposes.


Lie No. 3: The bill passed by the House in May, the HEROES Act, included money for UMB-
It does not. In fact, it doesn’t even mention UMB! So why is Speaker Pelosi suddenly apoplectic about voter suppression?! The bill does, however, include $25B to the post office with the stipulation it’s spent on PPE (coronavirus relief). Note: a union representing USPS employees says about 5,000 are in quarantine due to COVID-19 and 60 have died, so there’s a need. How much is debatable. Some would call the $25B a bailout.

Lie No. 4: The HEROES Act includes $3.6B in relief for the post office-
Negative! The money is earmarked by the HOR for “states election assistance.” In essence, it’s there to support UMB without even mentioning it by name. Nothing like spending money on something which doesn’t exist! If passed it’s anybody’s guess where the money eventually winds up. My guess is it’s used by states to bailout underperforming cities.

Lie No. 5: Trump is suppressing the vote-
For example, Trump has “pulled” letter sorting machines from post offices. Fact is, the post office processes more packages than letters nowadays. Those letter sorting machines are unused, antiquated and take up much needed floor space. Moreover, the volume of first class letters processed today is running at 1978 levels...

https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/first-class-mail-since-1926.htm


Lie No. 6: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is going to sabotage the election by delaying the mail-
When Dejoy arrived in June 2020 he implemented a program called Expedited to Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS). It’s aimed at reducing overtime by not having delivery persons wait around for the afternoon mail to arrive before hitting their routes. It should be noted, once a delivery person is on his route he must complete it even if it means drawing overtime. So that the worst case scenario is mail is delayed by one day.

Now for the truths…

Through the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) the post office cannot set prices without congressional approval. Experts say this “non-corporate structure” is out-of-date, politicizes operations and contributes to the deficits.

PAEA also requires it to prefund the pension liability of current and former employees decades into the future. It’s what the private sector has done since the 1974 ERISA legislation, despite AOC’s claims to the contrary. If she and the democrats had their way the pension would be funded pay-as-you-go and, more than likely, would go bankrupt like most municipal and a few state plans have done.

The post office has a monopoly over first class mail. As stated previously, First Class a declining share of the business but because it has no competition the post office has little incentive to control costs. Not unless you put a former private sector/logistics man in there to try to run it like a business, such as Louis DeJoy.

Overtime has become so common that postal workers think it’s normal to draw 60 hours per week! Talk about your broken business model. No wonder the post office has been operating in the red. And BTW, postal workers need to feel the same pressure as private sector employees…

Until last month, Kevin Servin worked as a United States Postal Service letter carrier in Buffalo, Minnesota but left the job after the Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's cost-cutting measures eliminated overtime. "It's been ugly," Servin, 31, said of the unrealistic pressures for him and his fellow employees to do their jobs.

Paid on an hourly wage at the post office, Servin relied on the overtime hours — often working around 60 hours a week — to support his wife and 4-year-old daughter. He said he needed those hours to cover rent, health insurance, and monthly car payments.

"The minute that the word started coming down from the up top they're cutting overtime ... it became unsustainable for me to support a family," Servin told Business Insider.

Before he quit his job about a month ago, Servin said his family was "barely cutting it by" as DeJoy — a top donor to President Donald Trump and a major Republican National Committee fundraiser — started implementing drastic changes to workers' hours. "All of a sudden [Trump] brought in DeJoy – Somebody who has never carried mail," Servin said. "He just waltzes right in starts making these changes to sabotage."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/new...nder-new-leadership/ar-BB182aSf?ocid=msedgdhp

Furthermore, if it’s salacious for Louis DeVoy to support Trump then it’s inappropriate for the postal union to endorse democrats each and every freaking election cycle. Golly gee, Sgt. Carter, maybe that’s the problem with the post office!! :oops:

Conclusion-
  1. Trump’s “assault on the post office” is another hoax perpetuated by Pelosi and Schumer.
  2. Trump is not depriving people of the right to vote.
  3. The post office has had problems for decades. The specter of UMB does not change things.
  4. As former CEO of New Breed Logistics and XTO Logistics, Louis DeVoy is just what the doctor ordered for USPS.
  5. Today’s democrat and the Fake News are the enemy of the people. They are the enemy of the nation.
I thank you and let’s keep it real.

Other sources and uses-
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...ality-based-look-at-trump-and-the-post-office

https://www.businessinsider.com/usp...t-money-september-coronavirus-covid-19-2020-5

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer...st-office-pensions-an-explainer/#64ced6f17468
 

gjbankos

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Once again democrats are lying. Let us address each one piecemeal.

Lie No. 1: Without help the post office can’t handle the volume of Universal Mail-in Balloting (UMB)-
In 2019 the Post Office processed 142.5 billion pieces of mail, and in a typical day it processed 450 million pieces. This year alone the post office processed an additional 471 million pieces of mail in the form of relief checks and census ballots. There are approximately 158 million registered voters. Even if everyone voted by mail (highly unlikely) then it would hardly cripple the system.


Lie No.2: The Post Office will be insolvent before the election and therefore, needs an infusion of cash-
The Post Office typically operates in the red. It lost $62B from 2007 – 2016 ($55B is attributed to pre-funded pension requirement). It lost $9B in 2019. But currently it has $14B cash on-hand, enough to keep it solvent through 2021. So that the post office isn’t in dire need of cash for election purposes.


Lie No. 3: The bill passed by the House in May, the HEROES Act, included money for UMB-
It does not. In fact, it doesn’t even mention UMB! So why is Speaker Pelosi suddenly apoplectic about voter suppression?! The bill does, however, include $25B to the post office with the stipulation it’s spent on PPE (coronavirus relief). Note: a union representing USPS employees says about 5,000 are in quarantine due to COVID-19 and 60 have died, so there’s a need. How much is debatable. Some would call the $25B a bailout.

Lie No. 4: The HEROES Act includes $3.6B in relief for the post office-
Negative! The money is earmarked by the HOR for “states election assistance.” In essence, it’s there to support UMB without even mentioning it by name. Nothing like spending money on something which doesn’t exist! If passed it’s anybody’s guess where the money eventually winds up. My guess is it’s used by states to bailout underperforming cities.

Lie No. 5: Trump is suppressing the vote-
For example, Trump has “pulled” letter sorting machines from post offices. Fact is, the post office processes more packages than letters nowadays. Those letter sorting machines are unused, antiquated and take up much needed floor space. Moreover, the volume of first class letters processed today is running at 1978 levels...

https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/first-class-mail-since-1926.htm


Lie No. 6: Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is going to sabotage the election by delaying the mail-
When Dejoy arrived in June 2020 he implemented a program called Expedited to Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS). It’s aimed at reducing overtime by not having delivery persons wait around for the afternoon mail to arrive before hitting their routes. It should be noted, once a delivery person is on his route he must complete it even if it means drawing overtime. So that the worst case scenario is mail is delayed by one day.

Now for the truths…

Through the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) the post office cannot set prices without congressional approval. Experts say this “non-corporate structure” is out-of-date, politicizes operations and contributes to the deficits.

PAEA also requires it to prefund the pension liability of current and former employees decades into the future. It’s what the private sector has done since the 1974 ERISA legislation, despite AOC’s claims to the contrary. If she and the democrats had their way the pension would be funded pay-as-you-go and, more than likely, would go bankrupt like most municipal and a few state plans have done.

The post office has a monopoly over first class mail. As stated previously, First Class a declining share of the business but because it has no competition the post office has little incentive to control costs. Not unless you put a former private sector/logistics man in there to try to run it like a business, such as Louis DeJoy.

Overtime has become so common that postal workers think it’s normal to draw 60 hours per week! Talk about your broken business model. No wonder the post office has been operating in the red. And BTW, postal workers need to feel the same pressure as private sector employees…

Until last month, Kevin Servin worked as a United States Postal Service letter carrier in Buffalo, Minnesota but left the job after the Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's cost-cutting measures eliminated overtime. "It's been ugly," Servin, 31, said of the unrealistic pressures for him and his fellow employees to do their jobs.

Paid on an hourly wage at the post office, Servin relied on the overtime hours — often working around 60 hours a week — to support his wife and 4-year-old daughter. He said he needed those hours to cover rent, health insurance, and monthly car payments.

"The minute that the word started coming down from the up top they're cutting overtime ... it became unsustainable for me to support a family," Servin told Business Insider.

Before he quit his job about a month ago, Servin said his family was "barely cutting it by" as DeJoy — a top donor to President Donald Trump and a major Republican National Committee fundraiser — started implementing drastic changes to workers' hours. "All of a sudden [Trump] brought in DeJoy – Somebody who has never carried mail," Servin said. "He just waltzes right in starts making these changes to sabotage."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/new...nder-new-leadership/ar-BB182aSf?ocid=msedgdhp

Furthermore, if it’s salacious for Louis DeVoy to support Trump then it’s inappropriate for the postal union to endorse democrats each and every freaking election cycle. Golly gee, Sgt. Carter, maybe that’s the problem with the post office!! :oops:

Conclusion-
  1. Trump’s “assault on the post office” is another hoax perpetuated by Pelosi and Schumer.
  2. Trump is not depriving people of the right to vote.
  3. The post office has had problems for decades. The specter of UMB does not change things.
  4. As former CEO of New Breed Logistics and XTO Logistics, Louis DeVoy is just what the doctor ordered for USPS.
  5. Today’s democrat and the Fake News are the enemy of the people. They are the enemy of the nation.
I thank you and let’s keep it real.

Other sources and uses-
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...ality-based-look-at-trump-and-the-post-office

https://www.businessinsider.com/usp...t-money-september-coronavirus-covid-19-2020-5

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer...st-office-pensions-an-explainer/#64ced6f17468
great post. But the board demons won't read this - no primary colors.
 
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