In fiscal year 2018, the USPS reported $3.9 billion in losses, up from the $2.7 bilion loss it experienced in 2017. It’s been over a decade since the USPS was last profitable, which is particularly concerning given that the agency was intended to be financially self-sufficient. Adding to its financial challenges, the USPS rarely meets […]
A group of national organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of efforts to pull $0.93 billion in federal grants from a California high-speed rail project. Citing waste, the lack of oversight, delays, and noncompliance with the terms of the funding, the coalition letter also called for the return of […]
While we are well into the new year, but not much has changed at the U.S. Postal Service. The agency continues to hemorrhage cash, miss quality of service targets, and accrue massive unfunded liabilities. In fiscal year 2018, the USPS reported $3.9 billion in losses — the latest in a decade-long trend of deepening operating […]
A major assault on consumer sovereignty is imminent, according to newly unveiled plans by the EAT-Lancet Commission, a billionaire-funded organization with deep ties to radical food activists, to impose a near-vegan diet on the world’s population through punitive taxation, rationing, and outright bans of disfavored products. A few weeks ago, EAT-Lancet released a report promoting […]
Most Americans don’t need to be reminded of the deteriorating condition of America’s roads and highways — it’s a daily reality on their commute to work, run to the store, or drive to school. The U.S. had an $836 billion backlog of highway and bridge capital needs in 2017 and, in some states, nearly 3 […]
The billions of dollars spent on EV credits over the last decade have been ineffective and costly to low-income taxpayers. No wonder about two-thirds of voters oppose these subsidies. These credits shouldn’t be extended; they should be repealed. You can read this piece at The Morning Consult.
Through the EV credit, the government picks winners and losers. Large automakers and wealthy consumers line their pockets with ordinary taxpayers’ money. Instead of doubling down by extending this unfair and ineffective program, it’s time to repeal the EV credit for good. To read this op-ed, visit The Hill’s Congress Blog.
On January 31, 2018, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) filed its comments with the United States Postal Regulatory Commission regarding the United States Postal Service’s Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Compliance Report. In the filing, ACI states “given the Postal Service’s dire fiscal position and clear deterioration of core services – from both a performance and […]
The Pilot Would Study the Feasibility of Replacing Federal Fuel Taxes WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2019 – The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) released today a ConsumerGram that analyzes the use of an alternative funding mechanism for the Highway Trust Fund. America’s roads and highways are becoming increasingly congested and structurally deficient. […]
The latest Federal shutdown was 35 days long. The shutdown had been rumored for a month or more before the actual start. What a Christmas present it was! The January 25th end of the shutdown was accompanied by a threat: “If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down […]