US Postal Service could run out of funds this year. Is it worth saving?

President Trump last week called the postal service a joke. But Philip Rubio, a former mailman, says it’s worth saving. Credit: Pixabay.

President Donald Trump has threatened to veto any coronavirus aid package that includes a bailout for the U.S. Postal Service, calling the agency a joke. But the post office is on track to lose $2 billion a month during this pandemic and completely run out of money by September. 

“What we’re seeing happening today is the wheels being yanked off of a 245-year-old government service,” says Philip Rubio, former mailman and current history professor at North Carolina A&T University. 


Philip Rubio - North Carolina A&T University, author of “Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service"

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