The GOP is purported to be the party of business. That presumption doesn't seem to apply in Georgia, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

"The Georgia Senate’s leaders vowed to block a lucrative tax break bill ... that would benefit Delta Air Lines days after the air carrier severed ties with the National Rifle Association, setting up a showdown between state Republicans and the state’s largest private employer.

The measure was effectively grounded for now after Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said he wouldn’t support the $50 million tax exemption for jet fuel unless the Atlanta-based airline reverses its decision to end discounted rates for NRA members. He joined a chorus of conservatives who opposed the measure after Delta announced its decision..."

I would like a statement on this Republican effort by someone from Vermont's own Ethan Allen Institute, an organization that has long touted the friendly connections of Vermont's businesses and government. At the same time, it would be good to know what the Institute thinks of discounts of any kind for NRA members. Come to think of it, doesn't Delta fly a few routes from Burlington International?

Joseph Whelan


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