The Trumpster has the answer...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TheBrownFlush, May 18, 2018.

  1. TheBrownFlush

    TheBrownFlush Well-Known Member

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    Trump reportedly pushed USPS to double Amazon’s shipping rates

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    According to new reporting from The Washington Post, President Trump
    According to new reporting from The Washington Post, President Trump personally pushed United States Postal Service head Megan Brennan to jack up shipping prices on Amazon and other firms.

    The story comes from unnamed sources, who suggest that, thus far, the postmaster general has held out against pressure from the president. If enacted, the new pricing structure would likely cost the online retailer and others billions.

    Amazon has been in Trump’s crosshairs from some time, of course. In late March, he took to Twitter to personally call out a “scam” he believed was costing the USPS “billions,” writing, “If the P.O. ‘increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.’ This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!”

     
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  2. Break this article down at a 3rd grade level....what does it mean for UPS and our jobs?
     
  3. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Moar Amazon to deliber
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Maybe so if we didn't lose Amazon.
     
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  5. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Equal playing field as Trump feels Amazon is costing taxpayers money as the postal service operates in the red, which in turn forces UPS/Fedex to offer lower pricing to compete with the postal service.
     
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  6. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    We're supposed to get it back. Early August, I heard
     
  7. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Hopefully FedEx and UPS sack up, and follow suit.
     
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  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I heard we might get it back on black Friday which is a normal work day.
     
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  9. Nice spelling...
     
  10. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Derail
     
  11. Your wife gave them to me...
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Facts be damned!
     
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  13. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Touché
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Be civil men
     
  15. Knock off the nice crap. We are throeith sucker punches, pulling hair and a knee to the groin.
     
  16. No cussing.....
     
  17. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    Lmfao
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Threat's are not welcomed on this board.
     
  19. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    Why?

    There is a difference. The Postal Service was losing money on Amazon. The price they were charging Amazon did not cover the cost of the shipping.

    UPS and FedEx, while not making a fortune, are still making a profit from each Amazon package.

    Jack the prices up, or jack them up too high, and that will force Bezo's to hire more drivers and deliver more of his own packages and we will lose more volume.

    We do not make much from Amazon, but we do make money and we have a ton of extra jobs just because of them.

    Why lose the jobs if we are making money?
     
  20. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut Proud Deplorable

    You got a source for that claim?
     
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