Citing outrageous subsidies for Communist China that harm American producers, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. government would be withdrawing from the United Nations Universal Postal Union (UPU). If the organization refuses to end the scam whereby Chinese shippers can ship their goods to the United States from China cheaper than American firms can send them domestically, then the U.S. government will formally exit as planned. But if the outfit agrees to quit ripping off Americans and others to subsidize China, then the administration will consider rescinding its notice of withdrawal. The move, while relatively small in the big scheme of globalist things, is another step by the Trump administration toward protecting American jobs while reining in globalism and Western support for Communist China’s rise to global power. Still, much work remains to be done.
The way the UPU is structured, “developing countries,” a category that includes China, are allowed to pay far lower rates than “developed countries” such as the United States to ship goods via mail. Speaking to reporters, U.S. administration officials complained that the UN UPU agreement provides a discount of between 40 percent and 70 percent to Chinese shippers sending goods to America, versus what it would cost an American company to ship that same package within the United States. Obviously, as the administration pointed out, that acts as a major economic distortion. And it provides a huge unfair advantage to Chinese manufacturers and shippers, all paid for by Americans and other Western nations. It costs Americans about $300 million annually, the official said, without including the massive loss of jobs and business. “We’re looking for a fair system,” a senior administration official explained.
Virtually everyone, including victims of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) who blasted the president for “going postal,” recognizes the problem — Americans are being looted on an industrial scale to subsidize Chinese Communism.