Congress is considering a new federal purchasing plan that could result in Amazon’s most lucrative government handout yet.
Jeff Bezos spends a lot of time directing the newspaper he owns, The Washington Post, to criticize President Donald Trump in every way imaginable. But for some reason, the federal government cannot stop giving Amazon ? the retail empire Bezos also owns ? a slew of taxpayer-subsidized subsidies. Now, Congress is considering a new federal purchasing plan that could result in Amazon?s most lucrative government handout yet.
The technology giant is no stranger to sweetheart deals that line its pockets at taxpayer expense. The U.S. Postal Service, for instance ? which has lost $60 billion since 2007 ? handles last-mile shipping for two-thirds of Amazon?s deliveries. This means overtime for workers and a good incoming revenue number on the USPS?s balance sheet, but it?s a financial bonanza for Amazon.
According to media reports, USPS delivers Amazon packages for $2 per package…
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