Congressman Ross once again demonstrated his contempt for the truth by tweeting:
Right- the Congressman admits that the USPS has over 40 billion dollars involuntarily stashed away in “on budget” trust funds. There is no denying that the USPS, alone among all US companies and government agencies, is required to pump $5.5 billion of its revenues into that fund every year. It is simple mathematics to conclude that, if the prefunding requirement did not exist, the USPS would have been profitable over the last five years, and would have zero debt. Those are all facts, not opinion.
And yet Dennis Ross insists that the cause of the USPS’s debt is not the cause of it’s problems.
Ross has complained on his Facebook page that “lying politicians” are responsible for the US Postal Service’s financial “crisis”. On that point, I think we can all agree!