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Monday, August 03, 2020

Trump believes we'll soon see "the greatest election disaster in history." So what is he prepared to do to prevent a catastrophe?

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Trump believes we'll soon see "the greatest election disaster in history."

So he still thinks he's going to win?

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-08-03 05:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Does Nothing to Prevent It

Well, that's sort of his M.O., isn't it? Whether it's hurricanes, pandemics, Russian bounties on American soldiers or Saudis murdering American residents, Hair Fuhrer has mastered the art of doing nothing.

No one better touch a rebel flag or statue of Robert E. Lee, though, or Cheetolini will foam at the mouth and go on a Twitter rampage.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2020-08-03 05:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pres Trump, reading the tea leaves, is continuing his disparagement of the November election so that he can challenge the results.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-03 05:41 PM | Reply

Trump - "the greatest election disaster in history." as he sets about doing it. Trump won't leave office until he kills MILLIONS of Americans by proxy. Or Putin will release the orphanage videos.

#4 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-03 05:49 PM | Reply

And yet Der Dotard will lay blame everywhere else, like your creepy neighbor who walks his dog late at night so as to not clean up Bowser's mess. Stay tuned for his blaming this election on Obama, HRC, the Chinese, Mexican rapists, the USPS, and whoever else crosses his path on Fox News.

Most sad, Trump has disparaged the USPS and is about to strangle the good work of one of the most reliable public services left in this country. I'll be at my polling place early (it's a 10-minute walk from my house), helping to air out our country, to get rid of the stench left by this human stain and his feral, incontinent supporters...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2020-08-03 06:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

... So what is he prepared to do to prevent a catastrophe?...

Well, for starters, in order to make sure that Postal Service works as he wants it to, Pres Trump has put one of his cronies in charge of the USPS.

New Postal Service head is a top Trump donor. What does that mean for its future?
www.nbcnews.com

...The new head of the U.S. Postal Service took office Monday, but his close ties to President Donald Trump, who has long pushed for changes in how the post office operates, have raised questions about his leadership.

USPS Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy has been a top donor to Trump and the Republican National Committee, and he was in charge of fundraising for the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Trump has sharply criticized the Postal Service, calling it a "joke" that loses "massive amounts of money." Trump has also been against giving the Postal Service any financial lifelines during the COVID-19 pandemic and even went as far as to threaten to veto any congressional measures that included aid for it....



So the question becomes, just how does Pres Trump want to postal Service to work in November?


#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-08-03 06:39 PM | Reply

Trump wants the USPS to NOT wurk in November.

#7 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-08-03 07:45 PM | Reply

Trump began railing against the USPS over Amazon because of Bezo's ownership of the WP. Seeing his ever diminishing chances of reelection, he's determined to crush the USPS.

No one else is capable of the same service. Corporations aren't going to put offices in every small town in America.

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-08-04 03:18 AM | Reply

Keep in mind that "election fraud" has to obey certain rules:

#1 ~ Trump has to lose the election.

#2 ~ Voter fraud only happens in blue states.

Thems da rules

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-08-04 05:05 AM | Reply

"Trump has sharply criticized the Postal Service, calling it a "joke" that loses "massive amounts of money." Trump has also been against giving the Postal Service any financial lifelines during the COVID-19 pandemic and even went as far as to threaten to veto any congressional measures that included aid for it...."

For those of you who don't watch anything except Fox News, there is a reason the USPS loses money. It was a law passed by Republicans that requires the USPS to fund pension out for 70 years, they have to fund pensions for people who haven't been born yet. It costs the USPS 5 billion dollars a year. If that law were repealed and the funds already deposited there the USPS would be completely solvent, the Republicans are totally responsible for any shortfall in USPS finances but they depend on you idiots just watching Fox News so you won't know anything about it. And you consistently do reward them by doing exactly that and thus only knowing what they want you to know. Y'all are so pathetic that it would be funny if it weren't destroying our country. Do your nation a favor, stop watching Fox News. If you do actually love your country, as you pretend to do all the time, then you would do that one thing to prove it. You can't be a fan of Sean Hannity and a patriotic American at the same time.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2020-08-04 08:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Every e3lect8on is state run

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-08-04 11:39 AM | Reply

#8

"It was a law passed by Republicans that requires the USPS to fund pension out for 70 years, they have to fund pensions for people who haven't been born yet. It costs the USPS 5 billion dollars a year. If that law were repealed and the funds already deposited there the USPS would be completely solvent, the Republicans are totally responsible for any shortfall in USPS finances but they depend on you idiots just watching Fox News so you won't know anything about it. And you consistently do reward them by doing exactly that and thus only knowing what they want you to know. Y'all are so pathetic that it would be funny if it weren't destroying our country. Do your nation a favor, stop watching Fox News. If you do actually love your country, as you pretend to do all the time, then you would do that one thing to prove it. You can't be a fan of Sean Hannity and a patriotic American at the same time."

Cannot be repeated enough between now and November.

#12 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-08-04 03:36 PM | Reply

##10 and 12.

Sorry, but that is just not true:

Post Office Pensions: Some Key Myths And Facts

#13 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-08-04 03:50 PM | Reply

"The Trump Task Force acknowledged that without the costs imposed by the Post-Retirement Health Care Mandate, USPS would today be profitable on an operating basis." ips-dc.org

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-04 04:12 PM | Reply

Come on Snoofy, why don't you just link the actual Trump Task Force report rather than the IPS arguments as advanced by the Postal Workers Union:

"Congress requires the USPS to fund the retiree health benefits of its employees as part of a mandate for postal self-sustainability. The Task Force does not believe that this general policy should change or that the liability for USPS retiree health benefits should be shifted to the taxpayers. The Task Force believes that this obligation, including the $43 billion in prefunding payments that the USPS failed to pay into the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund and the unfunded actuarial liability for retiree health benefits, must be restructured
with the payments re-amortized with a new actuarial calculation based on the population of employees at or near retirement age."

Which is exactly what the Forbes article discusses as well.

United States Postal Service:
A Sustainable Path Forward

Try again.

#15 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-08-04 09:05 PM | Reply

"Congress requires the USPS to fund the retiree health benefits of its employees as part of a mandate for postal self-sustainability."

In a manner they don't require of Ford, Exxon, or any other of the Forbes 100. Why is that?

"The Task Force does not believe that this general policy should change or that the liability for USPS retiree health benefits should be shifted to the taxpayers"

They did when it was Delta, US Steel, TWA, and almost 5,000 other companies:
catalog.data.gov

IOW, they're treating the USPS differently from every other corporation in America. Why is that?

#16 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-05 02:18 AM | Reply

why don't you just link the actual Trump Task Force report

Because he's not an idiot?

The claim was that the PAEA passed under GWB required the USPS to prefund its pensions to an unnecessary level. You have yet to refute that.

Meanwhile, in 2019 the Postmaster General said that "Such a requirement to prefund retiree health care obligations is not imposed on most other federal entities or private-sector businesses that offer retiree health benefits. The Postal Service's funded level for retiree health benefits far exceeds that of civilian federal government entities, state governments, and those few private sector companies that offer any retiree health benefits."
about.usps.com

#17 | Posted by JOE at 2020-08-05 06:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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