Trump budget to demand “major changes” to the U.S. Postal Service

Update: The New York Times confirmed earlier reporting from the Washington Post on Donald Trump’s effort to “save” billions of dollars by implementing unspecified changes to the US Postal Service, which receives no taxpayer funding. Trump’s budget would also increase federal employees’ contributions to the Federal Employees Retirement System, with no increase in benefits. Trump also would increase the share of employee health benefits  paid by federal and postal workers.

The administration also proposed about $100 billion in savings from unspecified reforms to the United States Postal Service and a similar amount from cuts to spending on federal employee pension plans.

 

The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump will demand  “major changes to the U.S. Postal Service” as part of his budget package aimed at building his “border wall” separating Mexico from the US.

It would cut another $207 billion by making changes to student loan programs over 10 years and an additional $200 billion by changing federal retirement programs and making major changes to the U.S. Postal Service.

Trump, whose regime has delivered massive tax cuts to wealthy elites like his own family, also plans to slash funding for education and health care for poor and middle class Americans

Source: Trump to demand $8.6 billion in new wall funding, setting up fresh battle with Congress – The Washington Post

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