JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says he's delaying any further changes to the Post Office until after the election. A group of state attorneys general are filing a lawsuit to block the changes and it's not clear what this means for their lawsuit.

Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce says a majority of their members won't implement Trump's payroll tax deferral because they don't want to be stuck with the bill next year.

Finally, the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters says that while they disagree with Joe Biden on some things, like the Keystone XL pipeline, they're endorsing Biden because Trump hasn't done jack shit for them.

[UA’s general president Mark McManus], meanwhile, suggested Trump was mostly talk when it came to infrastructure spending, especially because the GOP had full control of Congress for two years.

Donald Trump said that he was going to have the biggest, hugest infrastructure package America has ever seen,” McManus said. “We’ve waited four years. We’ve come up with zero, quite frankly.

Russ Breckenridge, the union’s director of legislative and political affairs, said members were also discouraged by efforts by Trump’s Labor Department to “severely undermine and weaken union apprenticeship programs.”

Anyone remember "Infrastructure Week?"

  • Draxiar

    I work in construction as a Plumbing Designer and Coordinator for a plumbing contractor. I am dumbstruck as to how many people in my company and industry as a whole support this guy. This guy who has a history of punking contractors just like us out money owed. Actions that, were it to happen to my company, could get them laid off. You’d think there would be some professional courtesy and solidarity but nope. Right now construction is going great (in fact, we’re hiring…no this is not an ad) but when the economy crumples construction is one of the first industries to feel it. If the UAUPP supported him in 2016 was dumb to do that given his history. If they’ve come around this time…maybe there’s hope others will too.

    Oh and not for nothing but it seems there’s a more solid future for pipefitters working on sustainable energy (solar and geothermal mostly) than any oil pipeline.

  • muselet

    Not that anyone needs to know this, but where I live (~11 miles east-ish of downtown LA, as the crow flies), it was 108ºF (42º and change in real money) and 25% humidity this afternoon.



    • Tony Lavely

      So, it’s a dry heat.
      Like the turkey said about the oven…
      Be safe!

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      As an LA-expat*, I’ll take 108º and low humidity over 80º and muggy any day!

      Throw in a Double-Double animal style, and LA has NY beat any day of the week.

      (but you can take my 818 area code when you pry it from my cold dead hands)