Hey! Trump made me bump this. Ain't my fault ...
“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!” President Trump tweeted Friday. While attacking Amazon—and founder Jeff Bezos—is nothing new for Trump, it's unclear why he dragged the US Postal Service into it, the Washington Post reports. A Citigroup report recently concluded that USPS loses about $1.46 on every Amazon shipment it delivers. Amazon denied that report at the time, stating its "contracts with the USPS are profitable." According to USA Today, Trump's tweet sent Amazon stock fractionally lower Friday afternoon.
Okay. Good Tweet Mr. Trump.
Amazon retorted that their contracts with USPS are 'profitable'. No doubt. But too whom?
Let's delve deep here.
I'll take a stab and say that the USPS is so cheap that both fedex and ups let them deliver the last mile in many cases. Even on Sunday.
Plus, the USPS has a lot of fucking (fucking=fucking fucking fucking) overhead because of their previous dimwit labor negotiations. So any contract they write should
cover that. But it doesn't. So here the fuck we are ED.
They have a monopoly on all packages 1 pound or less. Whatever they charge for that, others must follow suit. If you send a letter via UPS or FEDEX, whether it is overnight, 2nd day, ground, they cannot charge less than a package the USPS would send the same way. So long as it is 1 pound or less.
Isn't the correct response to increase that weight? It takes congressional approval. Every congress critter gets money from Amazon.