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John Oliver on the USPS

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John Oliver on the USPS

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As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial catastrophe, John Oliver discusses why the service is so important, what brought it to this point, and what we can do to help.

USPS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

 

Note: President Trump’s ongoing laments about USPS/Amazon are thinly disguised complaints about the Washington Post. He revealed this in several of his tweets:

-Called the paper the “Amazon Washington Post” – WaPo is owned by Jeff Bezos, not Amazon.

-Falsely claiming Amazon does not collect state sales tax. That issue was resolved last year, and Amazon collects state sales tax.

-Falsely claiming Amazon does not pay Federal Tax: It does, but very little. Why? Because for  20 years, it has hardly ever been profitable. Companies pay taxes on profits, not gross revenue.

Regardless, Oliver references what we wrote 2 years ago: Congress is the one who crushed USPS, not Amazon.

 

Previously:
Don’t Like USPS Losses? Blame Congress (April 4, 2020)

 

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