Category Archives: USPS

Congress Finally Starts to Fix Its USPS Mess

For years, I’ve been writing about how both political parties–bipartisanship!–saddled the U.S. Postal Service with a massive retirement financing burden. Essentially, USPS had to generate 75 years worth of retirement funds over a ten year period, and when it was … Continue reading

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Il Trumpe Doesn’t Understand The US Postal Service Budget

I realize ‘Il Trumpe tweeted something stupid’ is a dog-bites-man story, but, even by his lights, this is pretty fucking stupid: Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon … Continue reading

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In Bipartisan Fashion, Congress ‘Fixes’ Its Own Postal Service Screw Up

Consider this a case study in how Democrats lose. Years, the august solons of the U.S. Congress decided that the U.S. Postal Service (‘USPS’) would be forced to fund 75 years of retirement funds over a period of ten years–something … Continue reading

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Meanwhile The Conservative Postal Service Con Rolls On

If history is any guide, Republicans will definitely try to further weaken and privatize the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). As per their usual strategy, they will claim the Postal Service is losing money, even though those losses are due to … Continue reading

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They’re Still Lying About the Post Office’s ‘Insolvency’

I’ve written many, many times about the false fiscal crisis that the United States Postal Service (‘USPS’) supposedly faces. In 2006, Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) which requires USPS to pre-fund 75 years of worker benefits … Continue reading

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Using Anti-Postal Service Tactics Against Social Security

One of the tricks conservatives and their Democratic enablers have used in their attempt to privatize (further) the U.S. Postal Service is to require USPS to provide for 75 years of benefits over ten years. The inability of USPS to … Continue reading

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No, The Postal Service Is Not DOOMED!

More stellar reporting from the Washington Post. Here’s a very foolish thing in a story about the U.S. Postal Service (‘USPS’; boldface mine): But the Postal Service, which has lost billions of dollars each year since 2006, has shown no … Continue reading

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