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Letter: The Postmaster Seems Determined to Destroy the Postal System | Letters

The postmaster seems determined to destroy the postal system

For the editor:

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seems determined to destroy the United States postal system.

The consequences of his efforts have already become evident in our region. We now feel lucky if you have our mail delivered two or three times a week. What does this mean for invoices that are delayed or never delivered at all?

A bill from our plumber never arrived. It took a while before anyone realized he hadn’t arrived, so the plumber ended up waiting a very long time to get paid.

I recently returned some merchandise to the seller. I dropped it off at our local PO on June 15th. When I didn’t receive a refund after a month, I asked a seller’s customer service representative to look into the matter. I was told that the box I dropped off at our PO Box on June 15 did not leave the post office until July 19.

How much late fees will people accrue for late paying bills? What about people filling their prescriptions by mail? How about voting by mail?

The Bennington postmaster told me to be patient, but being patient won’t solve our problem.

Adding insult to injury, DeJoy is raising postage rates while doing his best to destroy our postal system by laying off workers, destroying sorting machines and mailboxes, generally delaying mail delivery.

And thanks to a convoluted law, sending him back is nearly impossible. America in the time of Trump. Corrupt and dysfunctional.

Lodiza Le Pore