Filty Don AKA Agolf Twitler Moves to Gut the Post Office

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    What else can Filthy Porn Again Christian Don damage or destroy for profit?? :heehee:



    Trump Moves to Gut the Post Office
    David Dayen
    April 16, 2018
    His war on Amazon expands to include the right-wing’s campaign to abolish America’s oldest—and still successful—public service.


    Some may be inclined to think that Donald Trump’s executive order Thursday night establishing a task force to recommend reforms for the U.S. Postal Service reflects another salvo in the president’s war against Amazon. Trump’s attack on Amazon, a clear byproduct of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s ownership of The Washington Post, included the suggestion that the online retailer was “ripping off the post office” by securing a special deal for the USPS to ship packages the last mile. By reviewing the finances of the post office, Trump’s task force could demand increases to that shipping contract, possibly costing Amazon billions of dollars.

    Whether Amazon actually is getting a special deal on shipping is open to intense debate. The company also happens to enjoy a discount on stamps, which they then mark up to their own marketplace sellers, a pure arbitrage deal to earn profits from a publicly issued product.

    But these issues have almost nothing to do with the Trump executive order. The Amazon spat is a cover for the formal unveiling of a long-wished right-wing project to destroy the post office and have private industry take over its infrastructure, which taxpayers funded long ago. All the executive order really does is create a report; it would take a willing Congress to deliver the final hammer blow. But that report, with a government imprimatur, will become part of that right-wing wish list, living on for decades in think tanks and private shipping company boardrooms as a fervent dream.

    And sometimes dreams become reality.

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    The solutions here are obvious. The post office has the advantage of 30,000 locations, universal service, and a wider reach than for-profit companies could ever cast, paid for by taxpayers. Returning to the postal banking system we had from 1911 to 1967, which offers financial services to the unbanked with simple accounts and even small loans, would fit the agency’s mission of expanding commerce and save billions for vulnerable populations—all the while shoring up postal finances. The author of a 2014 white paper on postal banking, then-USPS Inspector General David Williams, is one of the nominees for the Board of Governors, and if allowed to do his job, Williams could fix up a system that would solve numerous problems at once.

    This is one of a many ideas to maintain the Postal Service’s strong position at the center of American life, where it’s been since before the Constitution was written. Instead, Donald Trump, while claiming fake concern for the USPS getting “ripped off” by Amazon, wants to empower a gang of cretins bent on selling off the agency for parts.

    Sounds about right for this snake oil salesman! :113:

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    The post office pays their own expenses. Our taxes aren't used for any postal expenses.
     
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    Amazon - USPS

    the old derelict isnt picky as long as hes getting attention.
     
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    Republicans love to cut things that actually help PEOPLE. So as soon as they are voted out of power it is far past time to end the free government handout to churches and end the tax free status of all churches. Surely cons are in favor of this, why keep them on the government teet. Ween the phony evangelicals and the rest off of free government money and make them pay their own way.

    It's what Jesus would want.
     
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    Nah, it's not just you.
     
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    "Agolf Twitler"! Funny! A bit of original humor; so rare here.
     
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    It's about making sure people can leech off of things, make profits when no profit really needs to be made.
     
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    We just pay 3 times the cost of what a private company would charge if there was competition.
     
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    Except when postal revenue falls short...like it always does.
     
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    Yeah, the good old reliable post office, I've had sever packages delivered to my post office by UPS sure post, they promptly sent them to Houston and it took 2 days to get them back to the post office for delivery. You call and ask what happened, they say, ugh I don't know.


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