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Delta Reveals Only 13 Passengers Used NRA Discount Which Cost Them $40 Million

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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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Well when companies want to take a political stand and play little s#it games, backfires can happen. No tears given on this one as I am getting sick of big business taking leftest political stands.

www.zerohedge.com...




Delta Air Lines is paying a hefty price for jumping on the gun control bandwagon in the wake of the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, FL. After eliminating a discount for NRA members, the Georgia state legislature responded by eliminating a $40 million discount on jet-fuel which had been part of a larger tax package.

Delta admitted, however, that only 13 people had taken the airline up on the NRA discount - which translates to roughly $3 million per discount in tax breaks. While one can imagine Delta looked at the low participation rate and felt the discount was an expendable token to jump on the anti-gun bandwagon, they probably didn't see the Georgia legislature coming




posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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Georgias elected should be less petty



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

So should Delta.

If it had been a much larger number of participants Delta wouldn't have used a national tragedy as a marketing ploy.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 07:59 PM
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The customer will end up paying the high price.. always happens that way.
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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: infolurker


Georgia punishing the employees of Delta because Delta pulled support from the NRA is callous and dumb.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Delta playing politics against actual politicians was even dumber.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:03 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Georgias elected should be less petty


Agreed. The state legislature folk are playing politics with public money. These people are in charge of deciding where tax payer money goes and it's being decided by identity politics.

What's funny is that liberals in the state wanted it denied to them to begin with and it was pushed by conservatives. This backpedal actually caused the correct thing to happen but for the wrong reasons.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

You mean Delta going non-political by not supporting/endorsing a political body?

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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:05 PM
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LOL yes those that live in discount or subsidized what ever should not toss discount stones. Taking tax money subsidization and then harp.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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It’d be a shame for Georgia if their largest employer up and left the state because of a hostile political climate.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Please, they weren't so caring after Sandy Hook, right?



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: eNumbra

Yeah, they can move to Chicago where gun control works so well.

Delta spends over a million dollars in political donations yearly.

Non-political my ass.
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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Georgias elected should be less petty


Agreed. The state legislature folk are playing politics with public money. These people are in charge of deciding where tax payer money goes and it's being decided by identity politics.

What's funny is that liberals in the state wanted it denied to them to begin with and it was pushed by conservatives. This backpedal actually caused the correct thing to happen but for the wrong reasons.


LOL yep and certainly it were the "conservative" sort of big bizz subs......but the conservative giveth the con take away. Don't bite the hand that feeds yea. LOL
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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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I guess not.
Maybe La Pierre's CPAC speech struck home. Showed them just how terrifyingly political the NRA is.


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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

I guess you shouldnt oppose your customers. Not if you also take their tax dollars.

Maybe stop running an entire industry at a loss just so you can get tax money pumped in. Just a thought....


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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Whatever.

If Delta gave a crap about gun control they could certainly have used some of those millions in political contributions to that end instead of using it to lobby for tax breaks.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: tadaman
Delta did quite well last year. Actually.



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

Did they lobby, or were the tax breaks proffered to them.

It seems there are several locations willing to accommodate them if Georgia isn't. Good for the local economy, doncha know. Tax breaks for such things are common.

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posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: infolurker


Georgia punishing the employees of Delta because Delta pulled support from the NRA is callous and dumb.



No this is cool, just another layer of public exposure of tax propped up bull smelly. So the citizens of Ga work how much every year for Delta? Subsidizing ticket costs? Folks need to realize this stuff. We are going in debt as a nation because the capitalist system needs tax prop up?



posted on Mar, 3 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: Phage

good for them because 2018 ain't looking that great.



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