GROUNDED: Delta May Lose $40 Million Tax Break After Turning Its Back on NRA Members

Delta Airlines decided to end its discount program for NRA members in light of the Florida school massacre that left 17 dead.

Here’s that report…

From The Hill:

Delta Airlines announced Saturday it would be ending a discount program for National Rifle Association (NRA) members, becoming the latest in a string of companies to cut ties with the gun group.

“Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program,” the company tweeted. “We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website.”

Now, Delta may potentially lose a $40 million tax break for ending its discount program.

From 11 Alive:

Within about 2 hours of Delta reaching out to the NRA, former Georgia Senator Rick Jeffares tweeted “if Delta is so flush that they don’t need NRA members’ hard-earned dollars, they can certainly do without the $40 million tax break they are asking Georgia taxpayers for.”

He’s talking about the proposed jet fuel tax break that would save Delta $40 million if it passes. 11Alive spoke to a representative for Jeffares who sent us a statement on his behalf.

“I have supported this tax break for Delta in the past but not this time,” it read. “If Delta can afford to write off the travel business of all those folks, they clearly don’t need a special tax break from Georgians.”

No support for the NRA? No tax breaks.

Plain and simple!

After all, it’s not NRA members who are murdering people.

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