“Ok riddle me this….
Democrats are up in arms because “Trump is suppressing votes by handicapping the US Mail system”
Why aren’t Democrats going all out to insist on In Person Voting and to ban Vote By Mail so they can bypass Trump’s “evil Postal plans” and ensure that there is no voter suppression?
Oh right… because its easier for Democrats to cheat with Vote By Mail. “
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, This sudden love affair with the US Post office seems very odd. After years of being the but of so many jokes the US Postal Service has become a new media darling , in May of 2020 the Ridgewood blog reported the U.S. Postal Service reported a net loss for the quarter was $4.5 billion compared to a net loss of $2.1 billion for the same quarter last year. https://theridgewoodblog.net/u-s-postal-service-posts-net-loss-of-4-5-billion-compared-to-a-net-loss-of-2-1-billion-for-the-same-quarter-last-year/
The issue went “postal” when Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to create a modified vote-by-mail (VBM) election for the November 3rd General Election. https://theridgewoodblog.net/vote-by-mail-november-3rd-general-election/ . After massive levels of voter fraud culminating when Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced voting fraud charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men in connection with the May 12, 2020 special election in the City of Paterson. https://theridgewoodblog.net/4-democrats-a-paterson-councilman-councilman-elect-and-2-others-arrested-on-election-fraud-charges/
Then the Trump campaign along with the Republican National Committee and the New Jersey Republican Party, filed suit Tuesday night to invalidate Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 177. https://theridgewoodblog.net/trump-campaign-files-lawsuit-against-murphy-administrations-attempts-to-undermine-election-integrity/
In 2018 and 2019 the Ridgewood blog chronicled a rash of postal box robberies all over Bergen county including Ridgewood , where many residents reported missing checks .
In 2017 there were issues of customer service at the Ridgewood post office and issues with mail delivery.
The blog had previously reported delivery issues in July of 2012 https://theridgewoodblog.net/the-ridgewood-post-office-is-doing-a-terrible-job/
We also reported on why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery , in which a Citigroup analysis finds each box sent gets a $1.46 subsidy https://theridgewoodblog.net/why-the-post-office-gives-amazon-special-delivery/
In 2015 we reported that readers report scratches on their stoops and pavers this winter .An investigation has determined the postal workers are wearing spikes
In June of 2013 a survey ranked Airlines lower in customer satisfaction than the post office https://theridgewoodblog.net/airlines-rank-lower-in-customer-satisfaction-than-the-post-office/ .
In 2012 we reported that ,Postal Service Finances: Yes, It Can Get Worse https://theridgewoodblog.net/postal-service-finances-yes-it-can-get-worse/ and that the U.S. Postal Service needs to slash 260,000 jobs and end weekend delivery if it is to climb out of its “financially insolvent” condition, Rep. Darrell Issa https://theridgewoodblog.net/us-post-office-needs-to-cut-260000-jobs-rep-issa/
In 2007 operating deficiencies caused the Ridgewood Post off to slash operating and service hours https://theridgewoodblog.net/reduced-window-service-hours-at-ridgewood-post-office-remain/
According to the USPS , First-Class Mail revenue decreased by $373 million, or 6.4 percent, on a volume decline of 1.1 billion pieces, or 8.4 percent. Secular declines in mail have continued to negatively affect mail revenue and volume, and those declines have been significantly exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the pandemic, and to a lesser extent, secular mail declines, the Postal Service’s sales from mail services, its largest sales category, continued to significantly decline during the third quarter. Meanwhile, the Postal Service’s sales from Shipping and Packages experienced substantial growth as a result of the surge in e-commerce driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we expect this surge to abate as the economy opens. However, the package volume increases drove substantial increases in work hour and operating expenses.
Benjamin Franklin was elected to head a committee to establish a postal system within the 13 colonies. In July,1775 he was appointed Postmaster General. The establishment of this organization represents the basis of what became the United States Postal Service.
The United States Postal Service (USPS; also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.
The USPS traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. The Post Office Department was created in 1792 with the passage of the Postal Service Act. It was elevated to a cabinet-level department in 1872, and was transformed by the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 into the United States Postal Service as an independent agency. Since the early 1980s, many direct tax subsidies to the USPS (with the exception of subsidies for costs associated with disabled and overseas voters) have been reduced or eliminated.
The USPS, as of 2019, has 469,934 career employees and 136,174 non-career employees. The Postal Service is legally obligated to serve all Americans, regardless of geography, at uniform price and quality. The Post Office has exclusive access to letter boxes marked “U.S. Mail” and personal letterboxes in the United States.