EPIC FAIL=> Only 13 Delta Passengers Bought Tickets Using NRA Discount That Cost Airline $40 Million Tax Break
As previously reported, Georgia’s Lt. Governor Casey Cagle vowed to kill any tax legislation that benefits Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with National Rifle Association.
I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.
— Casey Cagle (@CaseyCagle) February 26, 2018
His announcement came after massive push back from Senator Michael Williams, Trump’s former GA Co-Chair and Republican candidate for Governor.
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Senator Williams had been leading an offensive revolt against a massive tax break that would save Delta millions of dollars, just days after the airline took a political stand against the NRA.
Williams isn’t done fighting however, and responded to Cagle’s tweet saying, “Casey – thank you for listening to our demands. However, Delta should not receive a government handout regardless of any other issues.”
— Michael Williams (@williamsforga) February 26, 2018
On Saturday, Delta announced they were ending their discounted rates for NRA members. They are one of over a dozen companies that have cut ties with the organization after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students called for NRA boycotts.
Prior to Delta’s decision to cut ties with the NRA Parkland shooting survivor 17-year-old David Hogg unleashed a boycott rampage from his Twitter account.
David Hogg launched a boycott-the-NRA rampage from his Twitter account and the social media giant protected his activism by banning anyone who
harasses questions him.
Ok what other big companies support the NRA? Let’s get this done tonight!
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) February 23, 2018
Delta’s decision to acquiesce to the teenagers came just before a vote on a proposed jet fuel tax break that could save the company approximately $40 million if it passes. The bill, HB 918, has already passed the Georgia State House and has moved on to the state senate.
It turns out Delta’s decision to cut ties with the NRA was one big SJW fail because the company has only given 13 NRA discounts ever.
USA Today reported:
How many airline passengers does it take to kill a $40 million tax break for Delta Air Lines? Only 13.
The Georgia legislature removed a jet-fuel tax break from a larger tax package Thursday. Lawmakers were upset that Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, dropped the National Rifle Association from a discount-fare program in an effort to appear neutral on gun policy.
After the firestorm, Delta will review all its marketing programs to avoid those that might become political, CEO Ed Bastian announced Friday.
But the airline said only 13 passengers ever bought tickets with an NRA discount. That translates into each discount costing the airline about $3 million in tax breaks.
“We are in the process of a review to end group discounts for any group of a politically divisive nature,” Bastian said in a note to employees.
Just 13 Delta passengers bought tickets using NRA discount that cost airline a $40 million Georgia tax break. That’s $3 million per ticket. https://t.co/0ogJJQ3fEi
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 2, 2018