Back in March of this year Delta Airlines had to learn the hard way that folks in America don’t take lightly to any one person, group, company or entity infringing on their 2nd Amendment rights.
After reneging on flight discounts to those who were going to attend the NRA Conference in Dallas, the state of Georgia which owns Delta’s largest hub in Atlanta, decided to take back an offer for a $40 million tax abatement on fuel costs. Tough economically probably, but how else to make a point than to hit them in the pocket book.
But apparently other companies’ top management missed reading the papers during that period of time because others have gone ahead and tried the exact same thing: refusing to do business with companies who are gun dealers or support our 2nd amendment.
Before I even read who they were I had guessed rightly: CitiGroup and Bank of America. What a surprise. Both major recidivists in the wrong-way-to-do-business department.
The state of Louisiana must have taken some lessons from Georgia for they decided as well to kick them where it hurts most: again in the pocket book. The state has a $600 million highway project coming up and decided to block these two constitution haters from participating in issuing bonds.
In a 7-6 vote of the highway commission comes this salient quote:
“I personally believe the policies of these banks are an infringement on the rights of Louisiana citizens,” Bond Commission Chairman and State Treasurer John M. Schroder said in a statement. “As a veteran and former member of law enforcement, I take the Second Amendment very seriously.
In 2008 both companies under TARP AkA the “Troubled Asset Relief Program” received a $20 billion buy back of stock EACH from our government, namely the US taxpayers. It has since been repaid I will give them that.
Yep Citi and BoA, you have free speech rights but others have free speech to respond to yours.
God Bless the state of Louisiana.
Crossposted at LadyImpactOhio