It's long past time for President Biden to reform, resurrect and restore our beloved post office
The United States Postal Service is in desperate shape .
And, with his 3 years of destructive leadership the USPS Postmaster General Louis de Joy , is generally responsible . This postmaster is the one person most culpable in the relentless dismantling of our national treasure .
Mr de Joy did not start the demise of our magnificent post office , that started 5 decades ago under President Nixon, plus continuing political mischief on capitol hill, and the cynical neglect by various administrations , all colluding in ways that drown the USPS . But , it is Mr de Joy who reigns as the number 1 perpetrator complicit in crippling the postal service in unprecedented ways , who stands accused of embracing corrupt contracts that benefited his own XPO Logistics company, and who immediately on his appointment in 2020 moved to ruin this agency at every level.
He did more than anyone to poison its reputation and sour the confidence of this historic revered institution. Specifics of his assaults on the post office and his illicit political agenda are highlighted by his compromising of public trust during the 2020 election and , that alone demands his removal . But he is still there doing damage daily .
His detrimental schemes continued again , before the 2022 elections. Yet he is still in his job . Mr de Joy policies and priorities intentionally wreak havoc and in fact he even once confessed his intention was to delay service . What a failure that he remains postmaster . Our country endures the disastrous consequences of his management every day.
Those USPS board of governors appointed by President Biden are negligent , and clearly the entire anachronistic Board has failed in its mission to protect , preserve , and expand our USPS . The record shows Postmaster General Louis de Joy raised the cost of stamps , increased parcel rates, and nearly doubled post office box fees . He closed countless post offices .
His irresponsibility is a public insult . He took a virtual sledgehammer to modern mail sorting equipment in order to prevent their operation , so as to intentionally disrupt service at more than 100 regional sectional center sorting facilities , before the 2020 national election . He directed the removal and confiscation of 10s of thousands of mail boxes coast to coast , and he eliminated local post office staff which deliberately reduced hours , and even closed offices for lunch where only 1 person worked .
Mr de Joy orchestrated letter carrier cutbacks , a hostile work environment, and elicited early retirements which caused letter carriers to take on more mail with longer routes .
The predictable result had carriers dangerously walking late into the night , driving in dark canyons and rural areas , while angering millions of frustrated postal patrons . Yet he is still there . Under Louis de Joy the USPS is a horrific mess and he is an embarrassment . It's long past time for President Biden to reform , resurrect and restore our beloved post office. Removing de Joy is " priority one " .
Sincerely, Chuck Levin - lifelong USPS patron / temporary Christmas staff at the Rancho park post office, in college / optimistic reformer .