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