This is getting to be babyish….And old…..
Donald Trump has the ass for the Washington Post….
The newspaper has Jeff Bezos connections …..
Bezos owns Amazon….
Amazon uses the US Postal Service to ship stuff….
Trump has been told by NUMEROUS people that the Post Office MAKES MONEY handling Amazon packages….
Now Trump’s orignal compliant about Amazon paying little to no Federal taxes is something behind Trump on….But that point has disappeared with the revealtion that Amazon collects state and local taxes…. and of course big American companies that have GOP support do NOT want him making them pay more taxes either…..That doesn’t move me from being unhappy that the company paid FOREIGN government’s taxes to the tune of over $700M ……
Trump has turned around I guess and demanded to have someone recheck the fact that the Postal Service does make money on Amazon….
This recheck of course is a waste of time and money….
But it’s the way you handle Trump…..
Claims that Amazon is taking advantage of the Postal Service have not passed muster with fact checkers. A Politifact analysis found that despite a notable drop in mail, the delivery of packages has been a boon for the struggling agency. Trump is right that the USPS has had a recent run in the red ink, but this is largely attributed to a 2006 law mandating that the Postal Service pre-fund retiree health benefits.
According to the executive order, a task force comprise of top officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who would chair the group, will lead the investigation into the USPS’ finances and will be required to issue recommendations and a final report no later than early August….