We KNOW President Biden is busy running around patching up holes in the government , problem with virus vaccines and other stuff….
He or Someone needs to fix stuff with the American mail service that started before the November elections and will get worst because the guy in charge has said to Congress ‘I’m what you have’….
He needs to go….
They need to fix the postal pension system which makes it impossible for the agency to EVER make be solvent …
And the answer isn’t Amazon or Federal Express….
They actually use the Post Office to deliver stuff….
As the service crisis at the U.S. Postal Service drags into its eighth month, complaints are reaching a fever pitch. Consumers are inundating members of Congress with stories of late bills — and the late fees they’ve absorbed as a result. Small-business owners are waiting weeks, even months, for checks to arrive, creating cash-flow crunches and debates on whether to switch to costlier private shippers. Large-scale mailers, such as banks and utilities, are urging clients to switch to paperless communication, a shift that would further undercut the agency’s biggest revenue stream.
The growing outcry adds another dimension to the agency’s myriad crises: a clogged processing and transportation network, severe staffing shortages and $188.4 billion in liabilities. The prolonged performance declines have eroded the reputation of one of the few government agencies that boast generations of broad public support.
“The industry’s faith and confidence in the USPS to perform is critical; without that confidence, alternatives for mailers throughout our coalition will become more attractive out of necessity,” Joel Quadracci, chief executive of Quad, one of the nation’s largest direct mailing firms, testified Wednesday during a House hearing on mail issues. “And, unfortunately, the industry’s confidence in USPS has been shaken.”
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) went further, telling Postmaster General Louis DeJoy at the same hearing that he has “lost all confidence in the postal system.” He described making an “embarrassing” call to J.C. Penney to avoid a late fee because the bill arrived nearly a month after its due date. ”….
…the mail slowdowns — especially for credit card bills and payments — threaten to further burden American consumers already weighed down by debt. Last year, 33 percent of cardholders were charged a late fee, according to data gathered by Bankrate.com, and 47 percent asked for it to be waived….
But many consumers and small-business owners say they are frustrated by the mail delays and the patchwork of approaches that utilities, lenders, insurers and other firms apply with regard to late and missing billing statements. Rice, the Oklahoma business owner, said he is transitioning to online payments when possible, but said he has no control over the fact that many of his vendors submit invoices through the mail, and that many of his tenants pay rent that way as well.
“I understand that the USPS undoubtedly needed a review of procedures,” he said. “What I cannot accept or excuse is a total breakdown in reliability.”
image…A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier delivers mail to a snow covered neighborhood last week in Richardson, Tex. (Smiley N. Pool/Dallas Morning News/AP)