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The argument in favor of bailing out USPS centers around the idea that the postal service is not a business, it's an essential service we all share. Businesses large and small, senior citizens, young children, literally everyone, has the same access to the same postal system. It's a fundamental thing that keeps the United States running. 

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President Trump has taken a hard line against directing money to bail out USPS—essentially threatening to veto the $2 trillion relief bill if it had money earmarked for the postal service. 

Trump has long been antagonistic of the post office, calling it once in a tweet Amazon’s “delivery boy.” The Postal Service often serves as a vendor for Amazon, UPS, FedEx and other shipping companies, delivering the “last mile” service to often rural and remote areas. It is a crucial service for the Postal Service, for which package delivery is a growing part of its business.
Much of Trump’s invective on the Postal Service is aimed at Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post. Trump has advocated for increasing the prices on Amazon deliveries, against the recommendation of shipping experts and the agency’s own Board of Governors, a majority of whom Trump appointed.
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Others argue USPS makes little to no sense as a business and as consumer preferences change over the next few decades, it will become increasingly irrelevant. It must reinvent itself—the most efficient way forward is to let private enterprise figure out the path to that future.

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