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My @USPS explainer thread:

📬Handles 47% world’s mail
📦Ships ~150 billion ✉️/yr
🚚Delivers more in 16 days than UPS+FedEx ship combined in a yr
👩🏾👦🏼500,000 career employees
🏢31,000 locations

You can send a ✉️ from Key West ➡️ Utqiagvik AK for less than the cost of a candy bar
No surprise then that Americans rank the post office maybe the most popular arm of government. A 2018 Pew poll found 88% of Americans have a positive view of @USPS.

Try to find something else in our government 88% of Americans support.
The post office birthed a 2nd American revolution. USPS precipitated road building & allowed people to fan out across the land. Postal contracts sustained transcontinental 🚂. It was the post that got the govt to invest in aviation & birth commercial ✈️ .…
The post has been an agent of upward social mobility. When the US bureaucracy finally desegregated, African Americans joined USPS & by the 1920s made up 15-30% of postal employees. @USPS has been one of the foremost incubators of the black middle class.…
Most Americans don’t know that @USPS receives effectively *no* support from the federal budget.

Forcing USPS to prefund its health care benefits at least *50 years in advance* accounts for almost all its losses since 2006. That's why USPS is in the red.…
The gop has been sabotaging USPS for decades. The 2006 law was designed to! The House voted 309-106 to repeal but Mcconnell is blocking it.

@USPS will die wo/ immediate help & ending prefunding.

This thread is from my @monthly essay which you should read!
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