Get your bumper sticker now!

Georgia Lt. Gov. Threatens To Nix Delta's Proposed Tax Breaks After Airline Cuts Ties with NRA

1.4k views

Delta Air Lines could really feel the pinch as a result of severing ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA) after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that left 17 people dead on Valentine’s Day.

After a multitude of companies dropped their affiliation with the NRA - for something the firearm organization had nothing to do with - Georgia's Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle stated that he wouldn't approve of any legislation that gives Delta a tax break on jet fuel if the airline refused to reinstate its partnership with the pro-Second Amendment organization.

Delta used to have a $50 million sales tax exemption on jet fuel that they have been actively trying to get Georgia state legislators to reinstate. 

NBC News reported that Cagle, "president of the state Senate and a leading candidate to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal, tweeted that he would use his position to sink the proposed sales tax exemption on jet fuel."

Here’s Cagle’s tweet:

CagleTweet

While there are other airlines that make their home in Georgia, Delta is the only major airline to base its headquarters in the state.

However, there's other questions that needs answering. Why should Delta receive an eight-figure tax break on jet fuel in the first place?

Conservative blogger Erick Erickson posted a breakdown of the story on Twitter:

Erickson1

 

Erickson2

 

Erickson3

 

Erickson4

 

Regardless of the debate over Delta's tax breaks, one thing's clear about this whole debacle: the NRA and its members had absolutely nothing to do with the tragic shooting that has divided the country.

MRCTV Reader,

The liberal media are terrified of the truth, especially when it leads to uncomfortable questions about their own leftist worldview.

MRCTV is the multimedia division of MRC featuring original content and aggregated videos of the news, people, and events conservatives care about.

MRCTV relies on the support of our loyal readers (and video viewers) to keep providing the news and commentary that matter to the American people, not just stories that prop up the liberal agenda.

Make a donation today. Just $15 a month would make a tremendous impact and enable us to keeping shining the light where the liberal media are afraid to tread.

— The MRCTV Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our MRCTV newsletter to receive the latest news.

Sponsored Links