Saturday, August 22, 2020
Kansas City 'Saves' Snail Mail Today
Don't expect a huge crowd today at a rally for the Post Office (ugh) as temperatures soar near 100 and this "controversy" is questionable at best.
Here's the promo:
"Kansas Citians will be coming together at Union Station to demand resources for the USPS this Saturday, August 22nd at 11 a.m. This protest will be part of a nationwide mobilization calling for funding to the United States Postal Service."
Of course we encourage political activism of all sorts but even the most enthusiastic progressive activists admit that this "crisis" has been a bit overblown.
Is the post office a vital American resource protected by the Constitution? Of course. Long-term privatization efforts are mostly greedy corporate sabotage of taxpayer services. But that doesn't make standing in line for hours any more fun.
Further reading from "many sides" of the debate . . .
Daily Beast: ‘The Postman’ Kevin Costner Thinks Trump’s Post Office Meddling Is ‘Criminal’
TNR: Why the Media Is Uniquely Terrible at Covering the U.S. Postal Service
Vox: Democrats push for $25 billion for the Postal Service. The White House says it will reject it.
Fox News: Ben Shapiro slams Dems, media for spreading 'weird conspiracy theory' about Trump undermining USPS
Slate: How Much Should You Panic Over the U.S. Postal Service?
Developing . . .