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Monday, February 26, 2018

Crony capitalists learn not to mess with the NRA

Delta Airlines joined the choreographed corporate attack on the National Rifle Association. It ended a discount for NRA members.

Now Delta will pay. Literally. $50 million.



Democrats launched the attack on the NRA to cover up their culpability in the Parkland, Florida, massacre. Big Business backs Democrats in the 21st century.

The cowards in Broward failed to stop the rampage, while the FBI blew off tips that could have avoided the tragedy altogether. The bureau is too busy spying on Barack Obama's political foes to do its job.

Lawmakers in Georgia now have second thoughts about giving Delta a jet fuel tax exemption worth $50 million a year.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution went positively Orwellian in Marxplaining the issue: "It came after Delta desperately sought to find neutral ground in a gun debate that has very little, trying to soothe concerns among conservative lawmakers infuriated by the company’s decision to end discounted rates for NRA members in the wake of the mass shooting at a Florida high school."

Neutral?

Delta decided to lobby for gun control.

That's why it kicked out the NRA.

I really hate the damned lies from newspapers.

Not giving Delta a tax break on fuel -- a break not given gasoline or diesel users -- strikes a blow against corporate welfare.

The NRA is peanuts compared to the billion-dollar business lobby. All you have to do is say jobs and you spook most legislators.

Not this time.

Good luck to Delta trying to regain its credibility.

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16 comments:

  1. And with one stupid decision they threw all of their money spent already on lobbying down a rat-hole. Cause and effect. Learn it.

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  2. I just sent this comment to Delta -


    Your Actions re- the NRA

    I am a Million Miler and my wife and I are both Platinum Medallion Members. I have flown 100 segments on Delta every year for the last 27 years.

    I am absolutely disgusted by your actions in this matter. I will now be learning to love American Airlines.

    DCP

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    1. Bravo. Hope you are not alone. I no longer fly delta for multiple reasons (and hardly fly anymore).

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    2. Double bravo, DCP! Make American great again! I got tired a long time ago of Proggie outfits staging or threatening to stage boycotts to force businesses to conform to their evil initiatives. Way to be, GA, for taking a stand. I will be doing some flying this year also, and both United and Delta are off the table. Hell, I'll drive if I have to.

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    3. Thank you.

      Also, just canceled two Life-lock Policies, one for me and one for her.

      Saving money and telling the usual suspects to KMA.

      A two-fer.

      DCP

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  3. Shot themselves in the foot, they did.

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  4. Is there a list of the corporations fighting the NRA? I'd like to know, so I can boycott them. If not for the NRA, the 2nd Amendment would be dead.

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    1. Here's a link to a spreadsheet put together by the Bookworm Room: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lt8qR0kcPDBRg33dYtE2svi1l6YMVf3GFnqN61J69aE/edit#gid=0

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  5. I know the airlines don't really care one iota about consumer boycotts. They have monopoly control over most routes and the planes are always packed anyway. The loss of a $50 million tax break, on the other hand, is real pain. And you know what they say: No pain, no gain.

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    1. I'm sure they'll find a way to compensate for the loss. - Elric

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  6. Perhaps the running dog lackys of the LibCong will realize that we of the NRA didn't join the organization for discounts. We do, however, have long memories.

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  7. "Lawmakers in Georgia now have second thoughts about giving Delta a jet fuel tax exemption worth $50 million a year."

    Well, so much for Republicans being pro-business.

    "Not giving Delta a tax break on fuel -- a break not given gasoline or diesel users -- strikes a blow against corporate welfare."

    Thank you Surber for the SJW stance.

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    1. The SJWs are the ones that pressured Delta in the first place, snowflake. Being pro-business does not mean being pro-crony capitalism, or supporting companies that want to take away our Constitutional rights, so shove it.

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  8. Whereas, Fedex which mouthed some platitudes about civilians shouldn't have assault rifles, while ignoring police, federal agents and other non-military who have actual assault rifles, but refused to cut ties with one group they had a marketing deal with, the NRA, saw a $640 million market cap rise.

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  9. Just changed my upcoming United flight to American as well.

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  10. As Mom used to say,they bit off their nose to spite their face. As Grumpy Cat says, good.

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