Posted 9 months ago on May 22, 2020, 6:38 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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The Congress, led by conservatives, has undermined the United States Postal Service. They've introduced costs that make it impossible for the USPS to compete with private services like UPS and FEDex. The worst is the 75 year pension funding that drives up USPS prices and allows the private concerns to increase their profits at our expense by raising prices unnecessarily to "whatever the market will bear." Congress promoted the ripoff of the American People by passing the "United States Postal Service and Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act" of 2006 Then there's the offloading to USPS by UPS and others.
At what rate is the post office paid to deliver UPS packages? How does the cost USPS incurs affect it's losses? Does this amount to a taxpayer subsidy of UPS? If UPS costs more, do we pay it because we believe their service is better. If the USPS is actually doing the delivery for UPS, why do we believe privatized services are superior? Is because the conservatives have repeated a big lie, a la Dr. Goebbels, often enough and loud enough?
"The Postal Service is not losing money because of Amazon. It’s losing money because in 2006, the Republican-led Congress passed a law forcing it to prepay its pensions for 75 years, which no other corporation does ... Without this law, the Postal Service would be turning a profit.” https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/apr/15/afl-cio/widespread-facebook-post-blames-2006-law-us-postal/
Last Week with John Oliver, May10, 2020: "United States Postal Service and Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006" https://youtu.be/IoL8g0W9gAQ