The Kansas Farmers Union has a long history in support of the United States Postal Service (U.S.P.S.), Including rural free delivery of mail.  We are deeply concerned with the systematic dismantling of the postal service structure, based on fiscal pressure unduly inflicted upon the U.S.P.S. By Congress.  We believe the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act requiring the institution to pre-fund retiree pension funds decades in advance is unwarranted and the primary culprit in the financial issues facing the U.S.P.S.
The potential elimination of Saturday and door-to-door delivery, coupled with the loss of good-paying postal jobs over the entire nation, will negatively affect the economy. Rural America will be dealt an additional first class blow under this misguided policy.  Local and regional newspaper delivery to outlying areas will be delayed for days.  This not only damages the circulation numbers of the newspapers, but also devalues local information and advertising.
The U.S.P.S. Was established in the Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 7, “Congress shall have the power to establish post offices and post roads.”  We stand firm in our conviction to protect this great freedom and commonwealth from attacks and privatization.