Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The U.S. Postal Service
May 11, 2020 11:56 AM - Season 7, Episode 11 - Subscribe

This week, from the Blank White Void: Someone flushed a toiled during oral arguments in a remote Supreme Court conference. Justice Department head and apologist for power William Barr seeks to throw out case against Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI, not even trying to cover up that it's nakedly an abuse of his position. [internal screaming] Trump flubs a photo-op by touring a mask factory without wearing one, and seems to be trying to convince the US to open up despite the additional deaths it would cause, while also shutting down CDC guidelines as to how businesses could best do that safely. And Now: FOX 4 Dallas's Steve Eagar Reads Viewer's Complaints Out Loud. Main story: the U.S. Postal Service and the issues, in terms of safety and budgetary, it faces during the Coronavirus crisis. YouTube The episode mentions that, while it will not go anywhere near meeting the USPS's $90B shortfall, you can at least help out a little by buying stamps, such as the ones they themselves have produced through, at, available through June 15.

F.37 "Zoomus Brunchem," MOTHER'S DAY

Many of the Postal Service's woes are caused by a 2006 act that passed with bipartisan support, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which places a hard ceiling at the rate at which the USPS can charge for delivery, although it doesn't help that the USPS is often used by Amazon for shipping, a company that the current notoriously prickly and petty President feuds with.
posted by JHarris (1 comment total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My fiancee and I had to buy a sheet of stamps. Perhaps we'll mix a few into our upcoming wedding invitations for people who would recognize them.
posted by Servo5678 at 12:15 PM on May 11, 2020 [3 favorites]

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