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Old 03-02-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Florida
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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.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:36 AM
 
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This is unheard of, can't say I've ever seen anything like it. Government punishing private businesses for social causes. This is unreal.

And I support the 2nd amendment, by the way. But this is ridiculous.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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We've discussed the general idea behind this already and while it's an abuse of power, eliminating special tax breaks for what is most likely a pay back for campaign donations isn't a bad thing.

I can't really get on either side here.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
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What's this? Pubs making move against a major corporation?

If it ends up being a big deal, I'm sure Delta would be welcomed in lots of other states.

Years ago American moved out of NYC to Dallas and took thousands of jobs with them.

Let's see how this shakes out.

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Old 03-02-2018, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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There are GOP idiots in the Georgia congress freaking out about how large and liberal metro Atlanta has become and is growing. They do not care about a progressive Georgia, they are only interested in the myopic views of their rural Georgia constituents.

I don’t think Delta will move their HQ out of Atlanta, but future route growth? Maybe they offer new flights out of other hubs.

The GOP’s actions may have also been done in an effort to discourage Amazon from selecting Atlanta for HQ2.

MGLMA (Make Georgia like Mississippi Again) - the Georgia GOP motto.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:57 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.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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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.
Get your facts straight, Delta IS NOT Georgia's largest employer, not even close. It is 14th.......
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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We've discussed the general idea behind this already and while it's an abuse of power, eliminating special tax breaks for what is most likely a pay back for campaign donations isn't a bad thing.

I can't really get on either side here.
I'm no fan of corporate tax breaks either. But all the trumpeting that the Georgia legislators did about why they decided to bar Delta from this tax break? I think it leaves them wide open for a lawsuit.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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I hope Delta leaves their hub. That Atlanta Airport is a pain to get around.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:02 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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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.
Delta didn't see that coming!
No tax breaks for you!


Unintended consequences, are a beach....... in AZ
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