U.S. Postal Service on track for its best financial year since 2015

President Donald Trump tweets that the U.S. Postal Service “has been failing for many decades.” Other critics predict its demise. In Congress, the future of the USPS — including its vital role this November in handling what’s expected to be a tide of mail-in ballots — has become yet another partisan firing line.

What’s lost in the political furor is this: The Postal Service is on track to have its best year in more than half a decade — that’s even after taking a severe financial hit, like businesses around the country, from the coronavirus.

In the first six months of 2020, the USPS’ operations generated $2.3 billion in cash, an increase of $700 million from the year-ago period. Notably, none of that is from cost-cutting. Expenses are actually up $2 billion, or just under 3%, in the past nine months due in part to an increase in paid sick leave as a result of the pandemic, as well as the purchase of personal protective equipment and other services to keep workers safe.

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The American postal worker is stronger than you think, Don the Con. We will prevail even though your trying to undermine by placing your buddy as pmg. You’ll be sh#tcanned in November, too.