Most of us have enough working memory of school so that we remember the rating scale, 90% above, an “A” and then with tens, we go from there. Katie Porter was a law professor just as she entered Congress, thus retaining a more functional memory of rating scales, and used her familiarity with the process to explain to Louis DeJoy why she could statistically prove he was failing as postmaster general.
Porter called up rating:
The audit found that mail delivery by the spring of 2020 was about 92 percent – that’s 92 percent of the mail that arrived there within the standard of time, “Porter said during a hearing while holding up a whiteboard showing the data displayed. “It fell to 80 percent by the autumn of 2020, and by January 2021 it hovered around 61 percent. I realize it has increased somewhat since then, but I wanted to ask you, when did Mr. DeJoy taken over as postmaster? Do you know? “
“The summer of 2020,” the witness said.
All of us with vague memories of school can say what comes, what happens when one drops from above a 90% average to about 60%. It’s better to involve appendectomy or someone will repeat that class. We have not seen any records indicating that DeJoy has needed hospitalization recently.
“I’m a professor, and I did a lot of grading,” Porter said. “And 92 is generally regarded as an A-minus, 80 is regarded as clinging, to clinging to the lowest possible B. 60 percent is a D-minus at best. The Postal Service delivers 48 percent of the world’s mail. It’s an institution, it’s a civic treasure. And we made it all the way, what you found is that we let it get down to that D-minus level. ”
If DeJoy had been injected with truth serum, he might have told Rep. Porter said he does exactly as he was asked and does the work floating.
DeJoy represents private service providers such as UPS, FedEx and others. That was the working theory as to why Trump installed him in the first place. Of course, private carriers gain viability with each step that USPS takes down the reliability ladder. Seen in that light, DeJoy could have said he was doing the job for which he was hired. This, of course, is not the type of testimony one would give to a professor like Porter who would flag such a student for fraud, perhaps kicking the student out of school.
Timely mail delivery fell under postmaster Louis DeJoy – forcing veterans to wait longer for prescriptions, seniors to scramble to pay bills without their social security checks, and communities to feel less connected.
Postmaster DeJoy has to go. pic.twitter.com/NxVivkOQZt
– Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) 16 November 2021
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