“President Trump on Friday threatened to block an emergency loan to shore up the U.S. Postal Service unless it dramatically raised shipping prices on online retailers, an unprecedented move to seize control of the agency that analysts said could plunge its finances into a deeper hole.”
“[Trump] is interposing his own flawed judgment for a very complex, technical enterprise that serves at least a $2 trillion industry,” said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), who chairs the House subcommittee in charge of postal oversight. “It’s one of the most important services in America. It serves every business and every household and it has a workforce of 630,000 people who put themselves at risk every day on behalf of the American population. And he’s willing to risk it all because he’s got a bugaboo in his mind that Jeff Bezos and Amazon are getting a good deal.”
Medicynical note: As we watch this President come apart on live TV, each day demonstrating his bad judgement and constant lying, we should not let him destroy the postal service…..something that’s right about our country. Trump, in the midst of a nationwide stay at home quarantine, actually wants to raise delivery costs (a form of tax if you will) for citizens and businesses. Sad sack social misfit that he is, he can’t just leave things alone.