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Old 03-02-2018, 07:21 AM
 
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I don't think Delta will move their headquarters. But they can certainly move their more important international flights into another city. That would really on impact business at the higher end- but that is the space where most cities want a toe hold.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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I thought I've seen it all.....So, they are using the strong arm of the law to force companies to support NRA.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/b...imes&smtyp=cur

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that stripped out a tax break proposal highly coveted by Delta Air Lines — the most stinging punishment that America’s pro-gun forces have leveled so far on one of the many corporations recalibrating their positions on firearms after the Florida high school massacre.
Actually what they have done is "recalibrated" their position on the Constitution; i.e., they don't support it. Why should such a company be given any tax breaks?

The NRA isn't the enemy here. The NRA created the NICS system; but 38 states don't fully comply with it, which allows millions of people who should not have guns to obtain them legally. Who's at fault? Not the NRA!

Who's at fault for the madman that shot up the school in FL? Not the NRA or it's members. The failure of the local Sheriff's Department has become obvious, as well as a failure of the FBI to investigate reports submitted on this shooter. This is a failure of government. How can we trust government to protect us (even if they were doing their job, it takes 20 minutes for a response to a 911 call. Ample time for someone to be killed before help arrives). This is why there should be no age limitation on gun ownership, nor any ban on the most popular rifle for home defense, the AR-15, which was designed for the civilian market FIRST (which CNN and others don't tell you). And "AR" does NOT stand for "Assault Rifle," which the Media wants you to believe. There is no such thing as an "assault rifle."
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:22 AM
 
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Georgia just proved despite it's best intentions to change their image they are still a backwards redneck state. ...
How silly.

GA is now the 9th largest state in the USA and is continues to be one of the fastest growing states in the USA.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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Charlotte would likely offer all kinds of incentives to consider moving their hub.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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I thought I've seen it all.....So, they are using the strong arm of the law to force companies to support NRA.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/b...imes&smtyp=cur

ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers approved a bill on Thursday that stripped out a tax break proposal highly coveted by Delta Air Lines — the most stinging punishment that America’s pro-gun forces have leveled so far on one of the many corporations recalibrating their positions on firearms after the Florida high school massacre.
I still think this kind of action must be illegal. If it were challenged in court I believe it would be struck down, especially if the company has made investment decisions based upon the promised and expected tax level.

Totally inappropriate to use tax law to force a company to donate to a members-only private group, or punish them when they stop. Besides, most the members do not reside in the state.

Also inappropriate to force a company to support a lobby that does not represent their industry. The NRA is both of these.

This is basically extortion.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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Charlotte would likely offer all kinds of incentives to consider moving their hub.
No they wouldn't.

American Airlines 2nd largest hub operates in Charlotte. Prior to that it was USAir's largest hub & HQ. And the airport just went through a major expansion.

The city is absolutely not going to pony up the billions it would take to expand the airport to handle all the Atlanta Delta traffic too.

You guys are making up nonsense.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:32 AM
 
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So much for pro-business Georgia. Other states are now inviting Delta to move and bring their 33,000 jobs out of Georgia. Could be a bad move on the state as Delta is the states largest private employer.


Georgia is like many other southern states and quite a few mid-west/rust belt/Appalachia as well; trend over last decade or so is the large metropolitan areas are growing in population (and thus influence), while rural is stagnating and or in decline.


Add to this mix the urban areas are growing with educated to highly individuals who may also be "transplants" to the state and or for a host of other reasons aren't like those out in the boonies.


Long story short in certain state capitals there is a feeling these urban areas need to be taken down a peg or two before they grow too powerful.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Get your facts straight, Delta IS NOT Georgia's largest employer, not even close. It is 14th.......
Largest in Atlanta.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Delta isn't going to move its HQ from Atlanta. Their history is engrained in Georgia. They have significant infrastructure and investment in Atlanta, both the airport (the world's busiest) and their HQ campus. Add to the fact that they also have thousands of employees at HQ and they would loose a significant amount of tenure from those unwilling to move if HQ (and their job) moved out of state. (Delta's culture is centered around its employees and seniority is a big component of that; they won't dismiss that.)

I've no doubt Delta will look into other ways to make their displeasure known with the state government and may send future investment to one of their other hubs and regional offices.

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Old 03-02-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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Georgia is like many other southern states and quite a few mid-west/rust belt/Appalachia as well; trend over last decade or so is the large metropolitan areas are growing in population (and thus influence), while rural is stagnating and or in decline.

Add to this mix the urban areas are growing with educated to highly individuals who may also be "transplants" to the state and or for a host of other reasons aren't like those out in the boonies.

Long story short in certain state capitals there is a feeling these urban areas need to be taken down a peg or two before they grow too powerful.
Obviously you know nothing about the South.

Georgia, NC, etc are not the fastest growing states because the state capitals "want to take the urban areas down".


(and when you keep making the Deplorables argument, you really only expose your own issues)
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