US MAG TELLS TRUMP: INSTEAD OF KILLING POSTAL SYSTEM, EXPAND IT
Instead of killing the US Postal System (USPS) as what President Trump wants to do by quadrupling its rates, Victor Pickard of The Nation, weekly magazine said in his article “Instead of Killing the US Postal System, Let’s Expand It” that the USPS is not a for profit organization and had not been so since it was organized in 1792.
Trump has blocked an emergency loan for USPS, which maintains 30,000 offices in the US and employs 600,000 personnel, and demanded that it increase its rates for handing parcels since Amazon was profiting from its service, contrary to the facts that Amazon and other companies are paying higher fees.
Pickard said USPS serves as both a national communication network and a local anchor institution for small communities across the country and its loss would be a profound blow to American culture and democracy.
“But we should be striving for something bolder than just preserving a noble institution. Instead of fighting over whether to scrap or save the USPS, we should be pushing to expand it. Reimagining and repurposing this vital public infrastructure could yield tremendous benefits for all of society,” Pickard concluded.