Trump Cleans Up Another Obama Mess, Withdraws From Postal Treaty Dealing Blow To China

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It is often the little things more than the big ones that define a president. Look, Trump came into office and inherited a mess.

The establishment fell asleep at the switch or were simply too well fed and grew too fat to care anymore but the world changed and they did nothing.

Was it a good idea to help other countries escape poverty and grow into modern nations as we did with China and most of the world?

History will tell us the ultimate answer but right now everyone can agree that China is no longer some third world backwater that needs to have favorable treatment.

And really that is all Trump is saying – the world has changed and our establishment leaders haven’t changed and adapted to the new reality.

They should all be cheering Trump for having the strength and courage to fix the mess – to adjust a good system so that it can actually survive another hundred years.

From Politico:

The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, claiming the treaty gives countries like China and Singapore an unfair advantage and floods U.S. markets with cheaper e-commerce packages.

The Universal Postal Union, a body of the United Nations, allows developing countries to pay cheaper rates when shipping packages internationally, often leaving some of the cost of delivering packages on the postal services of wealthier countries. The policy was initially intended to spur economic growth in poorer countries by connecting them with global markets.

“Terminal dues,” or the rates charged by countries receiving packages to finish deliveries within their borders, is not a new issue for the postal service. A 2015 USPS report argued having internationally determined terminal dues that do not match the actual cost of shipping packages causes the USPS to front much of the cost. The report advocated for the United States to set its own rates for shipping incoming packages once on U.S. soil.

Look no one is saying that Obama and Bush did everything wrong but they were too slow to change with the times, especially when it came to China.

Does anyone still think that China needs their shipments subsidized by the US taxpayer? Maybe 20 years ago, even 10, it helped spur economic growth but now we compete more evenly.

Again the media and the establishment should all be cheering Trump for having the strength and courage to fix the mess – to adjust a good system so that it can actually survive another hundred years.

“President Trump is standing up for American workers and companies who are being hurt by this outdated, unfair international agreement on shipping rates,” Sen. Bill Cassidy said.

“This outdated arrangement contributes significantly to the flood of counterfeit goods and dangerous drugs that enter the country from China. Manufacturers and manufacturing workers in the United States will greatly benefit from a modernized and far more fair arrangement with China,” The National Association of Manufacturers.

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