Corruption: Georgia Lt. Gov. Blackmails Delta Air Over NRA Fare Discounts

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by Glenn R. Geist

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R), who leads the Georgia State Senate, said after Delta Air Lines announced it would stop offering discounted fares to National Rifle Association members, is vowing to kill legislation that would hand the airline a lucrative tax break.

I’m not a lawyer and my memory is imperfect so please correct me if I’m wrong, but the God Damn Republicans raised holy hell not long ago at the idea the IRS was giving preferential tax treatment to Democrats. wants to use that same IRS to punish critics of the IRS.

How we treat this open assault on freedom is crucial. If we can punish a company, we can punish an individual for making a legitimate choice in whom we support. Offering to give or withhold tax favors based on the politics of the taxpayer is CORRUPTION and should be punished to the maximum extent of the law.

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Glenn Geist lives in South Florida and wastes most of his time boating, writing, complaining and talking on the radio
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jess
4 years ago

Would this not be unconstitutional on its face, with a government entity trying to get one over on a business that has different ideas than the government official does? NO, I am not being sarcastic or snarky I really am curious. I don’t have an in house attorney anymore, to answer my stupid con law questions, you guys are it 🙂

Dave Wren
Reply to  jess
4 years ago

There are laws that protect business from corrupt politicians such as Cagle, however, as I understand it he walked the line by saying “perhaps” the legislature should consider rescinding the tax breaks. Constitutionally, I would have to look it up, but one would think there would be something.

Reply to  Glenn Geist
4 years ago

We’re going to need a bigger jail!

Bill Formby
4 years ago

The tax break the good governor is referring to is probably connected to and agreement that the state and city have with Delta to locate their hub there. I am pretty sure that those tax breaks are in writing somewhere or Delta needs new attorneys. If that is the case the Lt. Governor is going to have a tough just arbitrarily breaking that agreement.

Oh, but by the way, since when has a little corruption ever stopped a Republican from doing anything. Have you noticed what is going on in Washington these days?

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