Trump’s Newest Enemy: The US Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Anthony Ow places letters in a mailbox as he walks his delivery route July 30, 2009, in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Anthony Ow places letters in a mailbox as he walks his delivery route July 30, 2009, in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

I don’t know why the president can’t vacation like the rest of us. I guess when he calls Mar-a-Lago the winter White House and claims that he’ll be “working” from his Shithole, Fla., vacation estate, he means that he’ll be attacking people on Twitter.

On Friday the president of the middle states, where racism is a requirement for occupancy, took shots at global warming and, of all things, the United States Postal Service.

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“Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE!” the president wrote on Twitter.

Of course this attack on the USPS has nothing to do with the fact that the president hates Anazon.com founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos, who also happens to be the owner of the Washington Post and who has, much like the rest of mainstream media, been critical of the tiny-handed dictator.

The asshole in office has taken several shots at the newspaper, calling unflattering stories about his horrible presidency “fake news,” and has taken to calling the newspaper the “Amazon Washington Post.”

Here’s how Reuters explains the postal service’s dip revenue.

According to the U.S. Postal Service’s annual report, the agency lost $2.74 billion this year, and its deficit, from when it was spun off into an independent agency in 1971, has ballooned to $61.86 billion. In 2016, the USPS lost $5.59 billion and had a total deficit of $55.98 billion.

The organization had projected to lose $4.2 billion and said in its annual report that the loss this year was lower than expected primarily because of a “$2.2 billion reduction in workers’ compensation liability.”

While the postal service’s revenue for first class mail, marketing mail and periodicals is flat or declining, the revenue from package delivery is up 44 percent since 2014 to $19.5 billion in the 2017 fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, the postal service said.

Amazon has shown interest in the past in shifting into its own delivery service. In 2015, the company spent $11.5 billion on shipping, 46 percent of its total operating expenses that year.

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Good to know that the end-of-year vacation hasn’t changed the president. Where most vacations lead to reflective moments of clarity, the president appears to still be using his presidency to attack those who don’t agree with his brand of Satan-esque politics.

Read more at Reuters.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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Also, I haven’t figured out why he hates Jeff Bezos so much other than that he might have actual billionaire money — as opposed to someone so up to his eyeballs in Russian oligarchic mafia debt that he’s forced by those same & related oligarchs to launder cash for them via Cyprus DeustcheBank offices (where our current “Secretary of Commerce” Wilbur Ross used to be Vice Chairman, let us not forget, and through which much of Paul Manafort’s money flowed) via his own Organization — but ... am I correct that he’s upset with USPS because he doesn’t feel as though they’re charging Amazon enough? ... because otherwise, IRDGI: