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John Oliver Delivers Misinformation on the U.S. Postal Service

In a May segment, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver honed in on the United States Postal Service (USPS). While everyone can agree that America’s mail carrier is vital to our nation, a raft of misinformation continues to derail reform efforts. And with nearly $80 billion in losses from fiscal years 2007 through 2019, reform is sorely needed to get the USPS back on track and into the black. John Oliver is just the latest in a long line of celebrities to get key facts wrong regarding the financial troubles of the government agency. Below, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance sets the record straight:

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Surprise Billing Resources

Millions of Americans have received surprise medical bills in the mail weeks, or even months, after receiving emergency services at in-network facilities. Policymakers correctly sense that they must act to prevent this pressing issue. But, some lawmakers insist on using federal fiat to impose rate-setting on America’s medical providers. 

Coronavirus Resource Center

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a global health emergency.  Elected and non-elected officials from around the world will be responding to the crisis with many ideas including direct and indirect bailouts.  TPA is writing and compiling a list of resources and ideas on how to deal with the crisis while protecting taxpayers and consumers. 

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With nearly $80 billion in losses from fiscal years 2007 through 2019, reform is sorely needed to get the @USPS back on track and into the black. But celebrities like @iamjohnoliver continue to spread misinformation and derail reform efforts.
https://www.protectingtaxpayers.org/postal-reform/john-oliver-delivers-misinformation-on-the-u-s-postal-service/

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