That’s not exactly true, and very unfair to the PO. I don’t like the government doing anything, but if they have to, this is the model to use. The tax payers have not put in a dime in the PO for decades. It is not subsidized at all. Now the feds have raped them many times. Like under Clinton they took all the PO pension money. The post office has been losing money for years, to pay for it they must borrow money, their is no subsidy, not one dime.
Well they do get breaks from the government. They borrow at a low rate and certain laws favor them over other services, so indirectly they are subsidized, but I worked there when the other feds stole the pension money. It’s a long story, the money was reallocated and the PO could no longer claim it as an asset. And now they cannot afford pension costs, much like SS was handled, is handled. When I worked there I had the option to opt for SS instead, and I did. Tomorrow I will be old enough to collect. Wow that’s ironic!