Save our Postal Service
According to the Constitution of the United States, Article I, Section 8, The Congress shall have the Power…. To establish Post Offices and post Roads.
When I was away at school, my mother faithfully wrote to me. When we lived in rural southern Ohio, we got mail even though some of the rural postal workers route was over some of the worst roads in good weather.
Now, my husband and I live in Williamstown and rely on the postal service for our medications. My mother instilled in me the necessity of sending birthday, anniversary, get well, sympathy and Christmas cards which are now mailed to friends and relatives who do not have computers. We pay our bills by mail.
This past primary was the first time we voted by mail. It was utterly amazing. Now we have a President who wants to take that away from us.
I went to a town hall meeting in 2012 with Representative David McKinley and asked him what he was going to do to help the Post Office. I’m still waiting for an answer. As my representative, he should have known that Congress passed a law (PAEA) Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act that that required the USPS to create a $72 billion fund to post-retirement health care costs, 75 years into the future. No other federal agency or private company has to do this.
H. R. 2382 was introduced in April of this year to correct this issue. Why hasn’t our Representative David McKinley sponsored it and pushed for the passage of this bill? I think He voted on Saturday for the bill in the special session. Wow!
District 1 in West Virginia needs a representative who is ready to work for the people and not the big fossil fuel companies, etc. We need Natalie Cline who is very knowledgeable about the computer world, etc.