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Fri May 28, 2021, 03:44 PM

USPS raises stamp price to 58 cents as part of DeJoy's 10-year plan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/05/28/usps-rate-hike-stamps/

The postmaster general’s plan calls for additional price increases on package products and slower mail service

The U.S. Postal Service is raising rates on letters, magazines and marketing missives as much as 6.9 percent this summer, sending the cost of a first-class stamp from 55 to 58 cents, as the agency leans into an expansive restructuring plan that codifies slower mail delivery and streamlines agency operations.

The rate structure announced Friday represents the latest installment of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s plan to erase a projected $160 billon in liabilities over the next decade. The agency has struggled for the better part of a year with inconsistent delivery service and soaring package volumes that have gridlocked its processing network. The Postal Service’s on-time delivery scores have not topped 90 percent since July 2020.


DeJoy’s 10-year “Delivering for America” plan, announced in March, calls for longer delivery windows, shorter post office hours and fewer staff. The agency sent out “reduction in force,” or layoff, notices to hundreds of management-level employees Friday morning.

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Reply USPS raises stamp price to 58 cents as part of DeJoy's 10-year plan (Original post)
underpants May 28 OP
global1 May 28 #1
TreasonousBastard May 28 #2
NewJeffCT May 28 #5
jimfields33 May 28 #9
MyOwnPeace May 28 #13
jimfields33 May 28 #16
PortTack May 28 #3
AZSkiffyGeek May 28 #4
lagomorph777 May 28 #8
lagomorph777 May 28 #6
miyazaki May 28 #7
underpants May 28 #11
Me. May 28 #14
catrose May 28 #10
doc03 May 28 #12
MyOwnPeace May 28 #15
Kingofalldems May 28 #17

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 03:47 PM

1. I Thought DeJoy Was Supposed To Be On His Way Out.....

Why are we letting a Tr**p appointee destroy USPS from within? What's going on?

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Response to global1 (Reply #1)

Fri May 28, 2021, 03:50 PM

2. He's not a federal employee, so only the PO board of whatever can fire him...

and that still has Trumpkins on it.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:07 PM

5. supposedly, one of the Obama holdovers

supports DeJoy as well.

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Response to global1 (Reply #1)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:15 PM

9. 58 cents to send a letter across the country is still so cheap.

It’s hard to believe. I have hundreds of forever stamps as does most Americans so the increase won’t be noticed by many at all.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #9)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:26 PM

13. You are wise to "plan ahead".............

but that does NOT excuse this Trumpian's plan to follow the long-held plan to privatize the USPS.
The USPS is to be a PUBLIC SERVICE, NOT a 'for-profit' wing of the RepubliQan Party.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #13)

Fri May 28, 2021, 05:32 PM

16. I agree.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 03:54 PM

3. Biden's 3rd appointee is about to be confirmed, but some still oppose replacing him

From what I’ve read, he will still be ousted, but it may not be before the end of the year.

The USPS is wanting comments from the public about Dejoyless and his 10 year plan to help them oppose his drastic changes. The window of time to leave comments is right now..until early mid June

Email or call the US Postal Regulatory Commission...please. And, tell all your friends

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Response to PortTack (Reply #3)

Fri May 28, 2021, 03:58 PM

4. I thought I heard Schumer confirm him after the Commission vote failed

May have been a parliamentary vote, but Schumer called for a voice vote and was pretty much the only one there.

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Response to PortTack (Reply #3)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:13 PM

8. Contact the Postal Regulatory Commission

https://www.prc.gov/contact

The message I just sent:
"Please fire DeJoy as soon as possible. He is destroying the US Postal Service, damaging our economy, and threatening our democracy."

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:08 PM

6. I have a 20-year plan for DeJoy.

15, with good behavior.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:12 PM

7. Wow, pay more for slower mail.

The country has had it.

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Response to miyazaki (Reply #7)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:19 PM

11. Exactly

Does this guy know business or WHAT?

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Response to underpants (Reply #11)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:37 PM

14. Of Course He Does

his business is to destroy it so it can be sold to a privateer for pennies.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:15 PM

10. Ordering more today

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:26 PM

12. This stuck in my mind from back in the 50s. The

owner of the general store mailed a bill to my parents for 5 cents I think the stamp was 3 cents. This was back before credit cards we told him to put it on the tab then paid him off on payday. Apparently if you didn't make the payment no matter how small he sent a notice.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #12)

Fri May 28, 2021, 04:43 PM

15. What a screwed-up way to have to do things......

THAT is exactly the way IQ45 (aka: the 'GREAT business genius!') operated: figuring it would cost his 'contractors' more to sue him rather than suffer the loss and move on. What a wonderful and inspirational "business model" he has provided to us......

Again, we must remember: the ultimate goal is to PRIVATIZE the USPS - get the 'government' out of it and allow 'big business' run it as a 'FOR PROFIT" service. Think about THIS, you "patriots" out there in the great distances from that "urban ugliness" - how much do you think you're gonna' have to pay to have something mailed to you when the 'service' is calculating mileage based on YOUR order?
Really? Who is going to want to provide YOU with ANY service at all, especially when they can only charge 58 cents per item sent?

Ben Franklin wanted it as a PUBLIC service - and for good reason: It was to be for the PUBLIC GOOD!!!!!

But then again, how long has it been since the RepubliQans cared about "the PUBLIC GOOD?"

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 08:07 PM

17. The RW talking point is that it's still cheap.

Totally disregarding the mail slowdown proposed by Trump's boy DeJoy.

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