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"luis joy" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Com, and our Our hope is that we can really expand where people who are talking about why the Postal Service matters for our republic for our democracy for our lives. It's crucial infrastructure and we really need to be helmed by someone who is nonpartisan, who's a great manager and who will really restore confidence ables really fight for the postal, service to thrive. Rather than trying to cut it and and outsource and weaken it in my view. Sounds Great. Now, one of the reasons I read. Your. Long. Inter by way I could have gone on probably for ten more minutes on You know your your experience but I read off some of those titles, for instance, chief counsel for nominations. For the Senate Judiciary Committee you dealt with. People like Luis Joy who were nominated for a cabinet level positions and others that that that needed to be vetted, and therefore you spoke to the idea of vetting candidates in your opening statement. Do you believe Louis Joy was ever vetted for his Suitability for fitness to be the. Postmaster General. Well my experiences BR predominantly inviting people for positions for life to our appointment as judge's recommendation for nomination. Were And for and for confirmation to the US courts. And those are the in some ways like these jobs since there for life require very careful betting. But what I learned in researching what was having the postal service was that the postmaster general that his his term has no limit he serves as long as the board postal service allows him to servants so it could be for life post post masters have served for decades. Wow. more. Than a decade and there's no term limit and so the idea that Lewis Joy was approved by this board and it's it's a board that now has been entirely appointed by Donald Trump every remember on those appointed by trump. It's now formally bipartisan although majority of Republican members it's below the number that the statute sets four Congress to have approved in terms of having congressional oversight. So it's a short handed. Partisan led board that has chosen the most partisan postmaster general in at least fifty nearly fifty years to be postmaster since. was removed from being a cabinet position, a political appointment and the person who Donald Trump chose the board who's now the chairman of the board is the right hand man of Literally the right hand man of Mitch McConnell in fundraising for the Senate Leadership Fund. To Keep Mitch McConnell empower. He's someone who has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for Mitch. McConnell. For the Senate to remain in Republican hands where it has ram through all these judges many of whom have been very poorly qualified if if not qualified to be fair at all. In this instance, now the postal service board is helmed by a guy who is extraordinarily partisan is continuing to aid Mitch McConnell according to news accounts in terms of the fundraising operation and who previously were close with Karl Rove. On crossroads his sort of. Electoral. Or vehicle and and has worked on This man Mike Dunkin has worked on handling entities that have a huge amounts of data on American voters and there's been some Some data breaches on that as well. So he himself does not have a great track. He's the type person that really should be at the helm of the postal. Service. Board of Governors but Mitch McConnell Dowell trump arranged his his term appointment inter the sequence of his term to be to serve until twenty twenty five unless he's removed and so here you have a person who is the postmaster general who has a very troubling record which I can talk to you about. But he was shepherded through the process up put on the list of people to Become Post Journal by Mike Dunkin. After after it had made substantial donations, Republican Party that try to help Donald Trump win this election and and the board is saw the other members of the board. Almost all the other ones had not been there for very long the other Senate confirmed board members who were part of this decision had only been on the Board for eight months. So they were very inexperienced in terms of what the postal service needs or even how to govern it. But this is the the crew that was put together by trump that Lewis Joy on the board or pardon me on as the postmaster and lose to joy had previously been tapped by Donald trump to be deputy finance chairman for the RMC alongside two of Donald. Trump's closest allies. One of whom was Michael Cohen? who is ser and you know was been convicted and the other is a man who resigned in disgrace over hush money payments that Michael Cohen arranged for him and so make no mistake. Louis joy is a very partisan political ally of the president. He's held fundraiser fundraiser in his own home are that raised? More than two million dollars I think for the president, as well as giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to the president's for his campaign. You know to the president's campaign the RMC to try to help him win this very election. Wow and yes in your testimony before the House Oversight Committee that's posted by the way at true North Research Dot Org got a link to it from my blog but it's there should anyone wanna go start reading it now because it's fascinating You point out a lot of red flags for one of the things is that as you mentioned, he made a dramatic increase in his political donations right before. It was made known that he was interested in becoming postmaster general. So the you know the timing is suspect. You also talk about in something that we've known that he's got financial conflicts of interest based on this company X. P. O. Logistics that he no longer owns, but he still has a share in it and he's able to. To contract out work from the post office to them. Right. He's still in a position to make money based off of his association. There is any. Well yeah, I mean, the short answer to that is that he has tens of millions of dollars in stock and Peo even though he no longer controls expo as a as a fiduciary matters when as a leader but he benefits from Expo benefiting and a New York Times report from about a week ago showed that XPO echoed increasing contracts this summer over the previous summer..
"luis joy" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Is a bigger emphasis on this election. Make sure that the post offices in shambles by election day. In fact, in the next clip, Williams specifically talks about how involved Mnuchin was when it came to recruiting employees within the post office specifically people like Luis, joy as postmaster general, and the type of relationship that these types of nominees from the trump administration had with Steve Mnuchin. So let's take a look at that next clip. Treasury secretary also insisted the whole Republican appointees on the Board of Governors. The OSA Regulatory Commission comes off in when we save his blessing before confirmation. Continued contacts with him away from the full board Continued, issuing orders than expressing his approval and disappointment alerts performance. The secretary was keenly interested in labor agreements. Also, pricing increases and especially volume discounts in gives them the postal services largest customers. Amazon in ups instead x the postal service relied replied to the early demands from secretary explaining to provisions existing for relief of concerns were injured. So he also elaborated on that point further and this was reported by common dreams where you know he was asked whether the board interviewed other qualified candidates for postmaster, General? Williams answered in the affirmative and characterized ajoy as uniquely unfit for the job recounting that he had to be coached through his interviews William said to joys appointment was pushed by John. Barger a board member and Republican donor who according to Williams helped joy finish a number of sentences where he got stuck and explain to the board that Mr do joy Mr Joy meant during the presentation. So he was uniquely unqualified for this position and with the help of one of the board members he was able to get through that that. Confirmation process, and so these are the things that were happening behind the scenes. You know the general public was completely unaware about and unfortunately if if this fight. Doesn't continue and we don't get the changes that we need. It could have a significant impact on the outcome of the election just based on what we've heard from joy during his testimony today it's clear that hundreds of mail sorting machines have been taken out of service and he is unlikely unwilling to put them back into service. Unless. We really fight and we really ensure that that happens. So LASOTA, the grotesque corruption in DC. Is You're you're too many also trump and the Republicans and then they give them this job so that he could make way more than two million dollars off the corruption. It's just so so regular commonplace if they had messed with election, the Democrats would let them get away with it completely they weren't saying anything about it look what we've windsors on April. He's tried to bring this the Democrats you the whole time people knew of minutia were doing, but they never do anything about it because they think the corruption is good they participated in the corruption. So they put a hell of board of the governors Republican who is in charge of senatorial committee fundraising for. Higher Miles for Republicans and he's on the post office. Chairman of the governor's post office. The Democrats have proved just a couple of months ago. Come on what are we doing here? What are we doing? This whole thing is just so rotten. Government is just As corrupt as any in the world, any the bags of money being exchanged, and we're getting robbed on a daily basis. So that was like I explained the first part that was a regular course of events anyway. But the and then election comes about the neighbor extra incentive to dismantle everything right down right now before the election so now. The other thing I get out of this is okay. Now we know who the vice president is. We know the president is Jared Kushner. Now we know the vice president is Steve Mnuchin. So they're the ones running the government behind the scenes literally every story comes back to Kushner May this decision Kushner made that decision Mnuchin did this mnuchin ordered that other department that he has no business talking to you at all that is totally unrelated to treasury. He told them to you this. He told them to do that those two guys heiser running the government pets is totally And trump is a big loud mouth idiot who's going to. People. That guy can't couldn't can't manage his way out of a wet paper bag. So Kushner Mnuchin have taken over it's not that they're in. Opposition to what trump is asking their database Kleenex getting what trump generally wants, but they are definitely running the government. Right I mean like they see their position of power as a unique position that puts everything in this country up for grabs for themselves for their personal businesses for their personal wealth for their political agenda and we see it carried out over and over again we saw carried it carried out when it came to the cares act and where a lot of that small business money ended up a lot of donors and friends and. Pals of the trump administration ended up qualifying for that money when all these small businesses desperately needed and we're unable to secure that funding. So this is part and parcel of who the trump or the trump administration is really all about. They don't really see this position of power as an opportunity to better the country or look out for the best interest of Americans, but rather the best interests of themselves and to me the most. Alarming part of the testimony that Williams gave is in this next clip where he talks about the damage that's already been done to the post office, we're announcing the infrastructure cuts that are destroying the postal services commitment to service delivery standards. In the beginning of the price increases that the president is threat. The White House has admitted that steps taken. To ensure that Americans cannot vote in the next presidential election without exposing themselves to disease that the height of endemic. I resigned from the Board of Governors because I was convinced independent role been marginalized and the representations regarding independent postal service for the nation were no longer truthful. I felt the public. The truth in this matter?.
"luis joy" Discussed on KCRW
"Out there about the post office, the president and the upcoming election and I wonder if you could just explain it. What is this theory? So the theory. I guess the short version of it is this. President Trump has installed a mega donor and close ally. As the postmaster general and has set him about one, of course to cut the post office. And in doing so, wreak havoc on to mail in voting. Thereby helping President Trump he re elected. And look, Where does this theory come from? Well, we can take it all the way back to about the turn of the century when male use peaks in America right around 2001. And since that time we've seen about a 50% reduction. In the mailing of first class mail. To a comedy. This a Siri's of Postmaster general's have approved cuts and reductions to things like mailboxes to things like sorting machines on attempt. Tio shrink the agency, along with Lower volume of male Then you have this pandemic come in, and You have a ton of people now at a ton of states looking at mail in balloting. Something like three out of four Americans may be eligible to vote by mail this year, and so you have this whole new demand on the post office. Then on top of all these problems A new postmaster general is installed. His postmaster general is a Republican mega donor who 85 days from the election, by the way, decided the time was right for a chaotic and sweeping overhaul. His name is Luis Joy. He has never worked for the post office before. Critics of the president say he's trying to sabotage the Postal Service ahead of the election. It was only a month and a half ago, Trump identified mail in voting as the biggest threat. To a second term. He reassigns more than 20 executives in the post office. He immediately limits overtime for the postal workers. In the union's view, he speeds up the removal of mail sorting machines he puts in stringent rules that limit how many times a mail carrier can make a run in a day. And the result of all these changes where some people were seeing slower male becomes, In many people's view a crisis, people all across the country are calling their senators calling their Congress people. They are saying they haven't got a mail for weeks. I talked with one Congress person in Philadelphia, who said In a normal July he gets something like 10 to 20 complaints about the post office. And this year in July, he got more than 300 was 400 so people who are already Worried about the joy and what he was doing at the post office. Their fears were exacerbated when last week, but two of the items are the post Office and the $3.5 billion The mail and voting. Now, if we don't make a deal, that means they don't get the money. That means they can't have universal mail in voting. I just can't have it. President Trump Came out and basically admitted that he doesn't want to fund Certain aspects of the post office because they might contribute to mail in voting..
"luis joy" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Hi I'm Dan Primack, and welcome to axios recap presented by facebook. Today's Monday August Seventeenth Robin Hoods Valuation is. New Cova cases in the US are down and we're focused on the future of the US Postal Service. As you've no doubt heard by now the US. Postal Service is at the center of a battle in Washington DC. Yeah that US Postal Service, the same one that delivers US bills and birthday cards and bed bath and beyond coupons. Oh an election ballots, which is why what began as a fairly mundane funding crisis has become a political crisis. To catch you up the Postal Services Board of governors appointed by President Trump said earlier this year that it needs twenty five billion dollars supplemental funding or else it will be insolvent by October. Shortly, afterwards, trump appointed someone named Luis joy to be the new postmaster general. Some critics say to joy got the job primarily because he was a big money trump donor not because he had run a large private delivery company trump of course claims he's qualified. Either way to joy has made some major changes to USPS which appears to have the result of slowing down mail delivery in many places. Not only does that currently impact delivery of such things as prescription drugs and social security checks, but raises huge questions about the speed and security of male invalid this fall. Democrats alleged joy is intentionally kneecapping USPS to help the reelection of president trump who is opposed to certain forms of mail in voting. So, Democrats have scheduled to vote on that twenty five billion dollars in new funding for this Saturday and also asked joy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert, Duncan to testify in front of the House. Committee on Monday. The chair of that committee representative Carolyn Maloney recently one primary in which the decision wasn't finalized for six weeks due to problems related to mail in voting she joins us in fifteen seconds. At facebook, we've taken critical steps to prepare for the US.
"luis joy" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"And that's been true for a decade for a few different reasons, but with a pandemic that suddenly a lot of postal worker employees got sick and they had additional expenses. For outfitting post offices. And, of course, people started sending spot less male, which meant that a lot less revenue. But we didn't see really interruption in service until a few weeks ago with the postmaster general with the Trump donor implemented a number of policies that basically said there would be no overtime. It had fewer threatening mail. And pretty quickly went from getting your mail on time that you're used to waiting days, sometimes weeks for packages and letters to arrive. The new postmaster general. His name is Luis Joy, And as you mentioned he's Trump donor longtime Republican fundraiser he started kind of some restructuring of the Postal Service in a memo that he released Tell us about some of these restructuring. Like what Is it doing? That's complicating things for the Postal Service. Like a lot of things to joy has done since he took office. Postal workers don't really seem to understand what's going on. He's not gonna base good communicator. The policies that have been slowing down male so far, weren't even communicated to the unions or to a lot of holes workers. They just noticed it started happening. Then, on late Friday memo was said there would be restructuring leaders of the Postal Service of being reassigned, and it's not really clear exactly what's gonna happen over going to affect service more. But what was clear to me from talking to a lot of postal leaders and talking to the union was that these policies are not going over. Well, they're caused mail to get delayed. At the end of the day. The U. S. P s just wants to do a male on deliver on time, And they think that the most important thing that they could be doing now during the pandemic, and especially looking ahead to November with the expect record numbers of now inputting So it looks like right now is that there's no overtime. There's a lack of staffing just like everybody right now. Everybody needs more money, so they need some type of, you know, bail out. If you want to call it over, they need more. Cash infusion. But you noted in the article to that the United States Postal service even though they've been struggling financially, they haven't taken tax payer dollars for at least 40 years, which, so they're not like one of these agencies that is always trying to get money. But this is what's happening right now. When the care Zach went through, they asked Congress for money. So this is where they're at right now where they just need Some money to help them continue the operation. That's true. And I think that the Postal Service looks at like the airline industry in the hotel industry who got billions of dollars and they didn't get anything and specifically, they asked for help and we're told, so. Trump said that he will veto any package back in the spring that included money for the Postal Service, so they didn't get anything have agreed on a $10 million loan that has conditions that a lot of most leaders don't like. And with the round of funding that was being discussed last week that didn't make it through. They asked for money and that you in fact, congressional leaders called Postmaster general to Capitol Hill say that he needed to reverse these new policies that we're slowing down. Male in order to come to agree on a new relief package it of course, we know now that you could not come to an agreement and there would be no new relief around from Congress. Tell me a little bit more about the postmaster General de Joy. He's a former logistics executive. He doesn't have any postal service experience, and this is kind of throwing off of a lot of longtime postal workers. Obviously, we were kind of talking about some of the restructuring and new things that you want to do a cost saving measures and whatnot. But tell us a little bit about him and how he's figuring in his new role here. The snow is really approaching the Postal Service as a business and at one union leader told me it's called the United States Postal Service, not the United States postal business. And I think that they're a little bit skeptical of the way that he wants to cut costs and no potentially disservice in doing so. As for his resume, he very much looks like a lot of other Trump appointees gave a lot of money to a campaign and 2016 and again in 2020. He was a top Republican fundraisers. Oh, and Comes from the private sector, and he has a lot of money invested in Postal service competitors like ups, So I think that there's a lot of suspicion about his not coming from the post service or having worked directly for this before he's the first postmaster Erlin or two decades has not risen up two ranks to the Postal Service to take that pop up. So there's some skepticism first. Er, I think that everybody wants to give the guy a chance. But so far he's been in office for a little less than two months and It sounds. What he's done is not very popular with the workers, and I think it's very popular with the American public who's waiting to get the mail. So right now, the U. S. Postal Service has a big backlog of letters and packages and all that. But let's talk about the election because a lot more people are going to do mail in voting because of Corona virus health concerns. They don't want to go out to polling places. Was a lot going into that We know the president has been campaigning against vote by mail. If you want to call it that, just saying there's going to be a lot of fraud, and all that. So tell us how these delays the financial struggles that the Postal Service is having right now. How could that affect the election? There's a lot of confusion around mail in voting and how it works. A lot of that is coming from the president, who, as simultaneously told people that absentee voting has been great and secure. A mail in voting is Written with fraud. Well, there's actually no difference between those things. They're synonyms for the same service and the United States Postal Service has been handling ballots for generations. So they say that they're prepared to deal with the volume. I can't remember the exact numbers that they gave me, but they're acting about twice as many mail in votes dis election as they did the last one that comes nowhere near the amount of meat to get sent to the US Postal Service around Christmas. What can become a problem, though, are delays. And that's a problem because of the way that different states has legislated for the non voting process. In some states, the life support has to have the balance on Election Day here before another states. They have to be postmarked on election day or before, and even small mistakes can lead to consequences. We saw that in New York City, where there is an issue with the way that bouts were Postmarked, and that leads to tens of thousands being thrown out. And if you look at swing states like a chicken, or what onto the difference in a tens of thousands of votes, or even just a few 1000 votes could be the difference in the election. Postal Service because that I talked to and the U. S Postal Service itself said that they were confident that they will be ableto handle the ballot in a timely fashion, and that.
"luis joy" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Children and Corona virus. News that the noise You have this mail in voting. It's a very susceptible. It's is something that can be easily attacked. Bye. Foreign countries and by Frankly, Democrats and by Republicans Adam Clarke s deputy editor with Recode at box Thanks for joining us, Adam Me. We've been hearing a lot about mail in voting, the post office and the troubles that they're having. And obviously, as November is getting closer, there's a lot being made about delays with the Postal Service could mean big delays or the election problems. They're the Postal Service has been struggling for quite some time right now and the Corona virus. Pandemic just made everything worse. Adam tell us what's wrong right now with the Postal Service. Well, the Postal Service is famous for having financial problems, and that's been true for a decade or a few different reasons. But with a pandemic hit. Suddenly, a lot of postal worker employees got sick and they had additional expenses. For outfitting post offices. And, of course, people started sending spot less male was spent at a lot less revenue. But we didn't see really interruption in service until a few weeks ago with the new postmaster general with the Trump donor implemented a number of policies that basically said there would be no overtime. It has fewer threatening mail and pretty quickly went from Getting your mail on time than you're used to waiting days, sometimes weeks for packages and letters to arrive. The new postmaster general. His name is Luis Joy, And as you mentioned he's Trump donor longtime Republican fundraiser he started kind of some restructuring of the Postal Service in a memo that he released Tell us about some of these restructuring. Like what Is it doing? That's complicating things for the Postal Service. Like a lot of things to joy has done since he took office. Postal workers don't really seem to understand what's going on. He's not been a good communicator, the policies that have been slowing down male so far. Weren't even communicated to the unions or to a lot of postal workers. They just noticed it started happening. Then on late Friday, a memo was that there would be restructuring leaders of the Postal Service of being reassigned, and it's not really clear exactly what's gonna happen over going to affect service more. But what was clear to me from talking to a lot of postal leaders and talking to the union was that these policies are not going over well, their cause males to get delayed and At the end of the day. The U. S. P s just wants to do a male on deliver on time and the most important thing that they could be doing now during the pandemic, and especially looking ahead November with the expect record numbers of now inputting So it looks like right now is that there's no overtime. There's a lack of staffing just like everybody right now. Everybody needs more money, so they need some type of bailout. If you want to call it over, they need more cash infusion. But you noted in the article to that the United States Postal Service even though they've been struggling financially. They haven't taken tax payer dollars for at least 40 years, which, so they're not like these agencies that is always trying to get money. But this is what's happening right now. When the care Zach went through, they asked Congress for money. So this is where they're at right now where they just need some money to help them continue the operation. That's true, And I think that the Postal Service looks at like the airline industry for the hotel industry who got billions of dollars and they didn't get anything and specifically, they asked for help and we're told, Trump said that he would veto any package back in the spring that included money for the Postal Service, so they didn't get anything have agreed on a $10 million loan that has conditions that a lot of most leaders don't like. And with the round of funding that was being discussed last week that didn't make it through. They asked for money in that, too. In fact, congressional leaders called Postmaster general to Capitol Hill say that he needed to reverse these new policies that we're slowing down the mail in order to come to agree on a new relief package it of course, we know now that you could not come to an agreement and there would be no new relief around from Congress. Only a little bit more about the postmaster General de Joy. He's a former logistics executive. He doesn't have any postal service experience, and this is kind of throwing off of a lot of longtime postal workers. Obviously, we're kind of talking about some of the restructuring and new things that you want to do a cost saving measures and whatnot. But tell us a little bit about him and how he's figuring in his new role here. This is really approaching the Postal Service as a business and at one union leader told me it's called the United States Postal Service, not the United States postal business. And I think that they're a little bit skeptical of the way that he wants to cut costs and potentially disservice in doing so. That's where his resume he much looks like a lot of other Trump appointees gave a lot of money to a campaign in 2016 and again in 2020. He was a top Republican fundraiser is all and Comes from the private sector, and he has a lot of money invested in Postal service competitors like ups, So I think that there's a lot of suspicion about his not coming from the post service or having worked directly for them before he's the first postmaster Erlin or two decades has not risen up to Frank to the Postal Service to take that top up. So there's some skepticism first her. I think that everybody wants to give the guy a chance. But so far he's been in office for a little less than two months and It sounds. What he's done is not very popular with the workers, and I think it's very popular with the American public who's waiting to get the mail. So right now, the U. S. Postal Service has a big backlog of letters and packages and all that. But let's talk about the election because a lot more people are going to do mail in voting because of Corona virus health concerns. They don't want to go out to polling places. There's a lot going into that. We know the president has been campaigning against vote by mail. If you want to call it that, just saying there's gonna be a lot of fraud and all that, So tell us how he's delays. The financial struggles that the Postal Service is having right now. How could that affect the election? There's a lot of confusion around mail in voting and how it works. A lot of that is coming from the president, who, as simultaneously told people that absentee voting.
"luis joy" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
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"luis joy" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Rod where we take just ten minutes to get you smarter on the Clean Tech Business Politics. I'M DENVER MAC a today. Show the worst jobs report in. Us history and the future of offices first junk mail so this week. President Trump announced that a North Carolina businessman named Luis Joy will become the country's next postmaster general which means he'll run the. Us Postal Service to joy will be the first person to hold that position in more than two decades who doesn't have any direct US Postal Service experience and his appointment comes as trump has escalated his criticism of one of America's longest running institutions. So what's about Louis I? He's a major Republican Party. Donor and years ago ran a package delivery business. That's now known as O. Logistics so he was a major. Usps customer even though he wasn't inside the service also joyes wife is trump's ambassador to Canada. What's about the post office? Well it has warned. It could run out of money. By September due to the pandemic estimating a thirteen billion dollar fiscal year shortfall. It has asked for federal bailout but trump has threatened to veto any corona virus legislation that includes new money for USPS and that brings us to what to know about trump. He believes that the postal service is subsidizing Amazon with which he has a running feud seemingly due to. Jeff bezos is ownership of the Washington Post. Now trump has claimed over and over that and every time they bring a package. They lose money on it. But trump's claim here is simply untrue by law. Us is barred from charging package delivery prices below what it costs to fulfil them so at worst. The Postal Service is breaking even on Amazon and other ecommerce the bottom line lots of Americans and American businesses rely on the US Postal Service and have never before considered that it could disappear or be significantly diminished until now. So let's go deeper on this with Lisa Ryan who covers the federal government for the Washington Post Lisa if the USPS can't lose money unpackaged package delivery by statute. Why has it been in such fiscal troubles? Even before the pandemic service just you know has really not found a path forward in the digital age right so this has been for ten years since people have stop mailing letters and other. First Class Mail. You just have huge losses for this agency but you also have very tough union contracts and it's been hard for the postal service for example to cut service to go to five day delivery right beat which would save a lot of money but in recent years. They've found a really profitable area in package delivery. And we all know you know Amazon delivers packages Walmart does target. Doesn't mean there's so many ways that people are benefiting but the package revenue even the krona virus was not able to stanch the losses in First Class. Mail so then the virus comes along and you've got what the postal service has said is almost a third decline in package volume. So trump has gone after Amazon. Said they need to raise package prices. This would cause deep problems because it would really undercut their revenues. So trump wants the postal service to raise prices on Amazon. For example Amazon's a very wealthy company couldn't afford added price if it would essentially subsidize the postal service. Trump is wrong about them. Losing money on every package is he wrong about the idea that. Usps should be raising the prices on packages. Well it sort of depends on youtube to so what happens is that the postal service has what are called. Negotiated Service Agreements. These are basically contracts with John with Fedex with ups with other patch deliveries. These are all for proprietary. They're all private so we don't know exactly what they charge. Amazon. But postal regulators have approved all of these agreements with Amazon and the other delivery companies. Third Party shippers and said that they do cover the postal services costs. I understand there's a privately negotiated at least for the next round of these agreements. Wouldn't it serve just from a PR perspective or political perspective the USPS it well to make those contracts if not public at least reviewable by legislators elected officials the folks who are making the statements public? I think their ideas that you know in the business world. I mean you can't because these contracts have proprietary information and Amazon and its competitors by La. They don't have to reveal information about their own costs about how they handled you know different. Postal routes and different parts of the country so those rates by law are not going to be revealed. Now what's happened? Is that treasury secretary? Steve Mnuchin has long argued and there was a twenty eighteen task force that he had assembled at trump's request to go over some of these issues you know like what are the labor cost. The Postal Service has you know. How can it save money? And one of the issues. That came up was how the postal service basically determines its costs in terms of its negotiations with these package companies. It's very complicated at Arcain. By the argument of this task force was at the Postal Service was basically saying that it was covering its cost in a much lower way and that it was improperly accounting for what. It's true costs. Were to deliver a package for say. Amazon. This has been an area of big dispute. But here's the thing Dan I would say. There's just no way that anyone could survive if the pulses were forced to raise its package rates by four hundred which is what trump said two weeks ago. It should do what you say. Nobody you don't think Amazon could survive that they've got some pretty large prophets right so I think the issue with Amazon is that it would stop relying on the postal service. There's this argument and and I know it is. It's a political argument but there is an argument that says look lots of us are now getting our last mile delivery the stuff. That's coming to the door via Amazon via Fedex via other smaller local couriers from your perspective. What's the argument for why the Postal Service is still required today? I'm not saying you could turn off the spigot immediately. Obviously they'd have to be a transition but why can't these companies handle the local delivery at this point? Well the reason is that the postal service just because its mandate for universal service delivery. That's one thousand nine hundred. Seventy Congress said okay. Postal Service you're going to have a monopoly on mail delivery to the entire country but you have to go to every home in America which as we know. This is why the postal services so beloved especially in rural communities but it's not profitable for Fedex. Ups even for Amazon to do that. So called last mile delivery and so the postal service is already going to these homes in Wyoming and Montana that will y or than ever in the pandemic deliveries but also rely on deliveries of prescription drugs and other crucial things that they're not going to drive fifty miles to get so. The problem is that they're already going to these addresses. And so this is where the postal service makes money on. Its arrangements with Amazon but Amazon is very busy delivering. Its own logistics fleet and it's got warehouses that is delivering. You know a lot of people have said that. Jeff bezos anticipating this kind of showdown with trump. Right is already building. Its own sort of logistic systems. So the idea is if you raise prices for one hundred percent you know for Amazon and other ECOMMERCE companies. They're working hard because they are both suppliers and retailers to build their own delivery mechanisms. And so that's why this would hurt the postal service final question for you from the in the open this week named a new postmaster general Louis Joy. What if anything do we take away from this all these discussions we've talked about you? Know negotiations with ECOMMERCE companies. Maybe even this concept of mail in voting which has become a hot political topic. What's the big takeaway from him naming La- joy who does not have any experience historically within USPS e will be very tuned in to? What Secretary of the Treasury? Steve Mnuchin wants the postal service to do which is to drastically cut costs especially labor costs and all to as we've been talking to raise package prices in some manner. We don't know what that is going to look like but I think we should very much look for especially the terms of this ten billion dollar line of credit that the postal service was awarded by Congress in the last stimulus. Bill for the corona virus losses that suffered. We should look for very tough terms. If the postal service is going to take advantage of that line of Credit Lisa right of the Washington Post. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you Dan. My final two right.