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IJR Review reports that Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California) has introduced a bill that would allow the US Postal Service (USPS) "to ship alcoholic products across the country ... Current law prohibits Postal Service customers from shipping beer, wine and distilled spirits to consumers. Speier believes this puts the company at a competitive disadvantage against competitors like UPS and FedEx, both of which allow customers to ship alcoholic goods."

The story says that The USPS Shipping Equity Act already has 24 co-sponsors from both parties; the ban on shipping of alcohol through the USPS goes back to the Prohibition era.

The Congressional Budget Office anticipates the bill would provide the consistently troubled USPS with $50 million in annual incremental revenue.
KC's View:
It won't solve all the USPS's problems, but Congress should pass the damn bill and Obama should sign it, ASAP. I see no reason for anyone to oppose it (unless they're being lobbied by FedEx and/or UPS.)