U.S. Postal Service Alcohol Delivery Idea Criticized By Merchants

US-Post-Office-logoOh, the beer run. That time-honored tradition of hopping in the car and heading to the local liquor establishment to replenish your supply of alcohol. Could it soon be a thing of the past?

It just might, at least that is what U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is hoping for. He recently pitched the idea of allowing the U.S. Postal Service to deliver beer, wine and spirits to your doorstep. Donahoe claims the deliveries could raise as much as $50 million a year for the cash-strapped agency.

“There’s a lot of money to be made in shipping beer, wine and spirits,” Donahoe told the Associated Press. “We’d like to be in that business.”

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