This could mean even worse time for families dependent on their USPS employment.
The US Postal Service (USPS) employes more than 600,000 people and is currently facing a massive shortage of funds. As with all essential services, the postal services are also facing a difficult time, especially during the time when shipping and mails have reduced due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, instead of helping them out, it has emerged that the President can actively block the infusion of funds into the service.
As mentioned in the report by the Washington Post, "Trump threatened to veto the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or Cares, Act if the legislation contained any money to directly bail out the postal agency, according to a senior Trump Administration official and a congressional official."
The Trump Administration official has said: "We told them very clearly that the president was not going to sign the bill if [money for the Postal Service] was in it. I don’t know if we used the v-bomb but the president was not going to sign it, and we told them that."
According to reports, the Postal Service may lose $2 billion per month due to the slowdown during the pandemic. The situation is quite critical given the fact that corporates and private businesses are being considered for bailout plans and have received them in the past too, but when it comes to essential services, such an attitude may lead to great problems in the coming time.