Congressman Dennis Ross apparently doesn’t like it when people bother him with facts about the US Postal Service. Dennis and his boss, Congressman Darrell Issa, have decided that the USPS needs to be dismantled, and he isn’t about to let a silly elitist concept like reality get in the way of his tea-bagger ideology:
Hmmm… so according to Dennis, “losses now exceed prefunding”?
At the end of Fiscal Year 2010, the total in the “prefunding” trust fund was $42.5 billion. At the same time, the total “net deficiency” for the USPS since it was created was $13.9 billion. The “net deficiency” includes all operating profits and losses, including the prefunding.
All of which, to those of us who use mathematics to calculate these things, means that the USPS, without the prefunding requirement, would have a cash balance of $28.6 billion. But the idea that a government run enterprise could be running a profit is anathema to true believers like Dennis.
And true believers like Dennis aren’t about to let the facts get in their way.
Oh- and how did Dennis respond on Twitter to the person who dared to question his denial of the facts?
He blocked him.
Update: Congressman Ross has responded to our post- not with facts, but with hashtags: