It should be noted for starters that, despite what Democrats are claiming, the United States Postal Service currently has enough cash in the coffers to continue offering its stellar mail delivery service into next year.
Possibly oblivious to that fact, as she is to so much else, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has proposed a nifty plan to keep the USPS solvent through Election Day. Her secret weapon? Buying stamps, which as the Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby points out benefits the Post Office only if you never use them.
But back to Ocasio-Cortez’s plan. In order to sell more stamps, the former economics major proposes setting up a “national progressive penpal program.” She says she is willing to “do all the work of connecting you to somebody else.” Watch:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 17, 2020
What a perfectly quaint idea! I am surprised frankly that Ocasio-Cortez is even familiar with the term penpal, which has become something of an archaism in the era of the internet. The overall idea sounds more like something you would expect to hear from Democratic nominee Joe “Haberdasher” Biden, who’s probably never heard of email. In March of this year the 77-year-old discovered a new-fangled technology called “teleconferencing” that would permit him to get his message out during pandemic without actually exposing himself to COVID.
My parting question for Ocasio-Cortez is why limit your program to progressives? Wouldn’t you sell a lot more stamps if you eliminated the word progressive from your “national progressive penpal program”? (RELATED: So 28 million mail-in ballots went missing in last four national elections)