Georgia Lt. Gov’s threat to eliminate tax breaks for Delta Air Lines in NRA boycott isn’t the answer

What’s going on?

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle threatened on Monday to block any tax legislation that would help Delta Airlines after the company distanced itself from the NRA.

“I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA,” Cagle tweeted. “Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.”


Delta had been planning to give NRA members discounted flights as part of a travel program for the NRA convention in May in Dallas. After the Florida shooting sparked criticism of the NRA from gun control advocates, both Delta and United ended the travel partnership with the NRA.

No, this isn’t freedom.

On today’s show, Doc and Kris talked about this story and pushed back against the conservative narrative that Cagle’s stance was a good thing. Even if you’re fighting for a worthy cause, the government shouldn’t penalize private companies for making business decisions. It’s not up to Republican leaders to become social justice warriors for the right.

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