Georgia Republicans passed a bill to strip tax breaks from Delta Airlines in retaliation against the company for voicing strong opposition to the voter suppression law the GOP passed last month.
The law significantly scales back absentee voting, gives the Republican legislature the ability to overturn results they don’t like, allows them to take control of local elections boards, and bars voters from being given food and water while they wait in line for hours to cast a ballot.
The law is a 21st century Jim Crow measure. In response, Americans began boycotting major companies based in Georgia, including Coca-Cola and Delta, in an effort to get those companies to pressure Republicans into repealing the law.
And the campaign appears to be working because Delta CEO Ed Bastian published a memo strongly rebuking the law.
“I need to make it crystal clear that the final bill is unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values,” he wrote. “After having time to now fully understand all that is in the bill, coupled with discussions with leaders and employees in the Black community, it’s evident that the bill includes provisions that will make it harder for many underrepresented voters, particularly Black voters, to exercise their constitutional right to elect their representatives. That is wrong.”
“The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections,” he continued. “This is simply not true. Unfortunately, that excuse is being used in states across the nation that are attempting to pass similar legislation to restrict voting rights.”
Even Governor Brian Kemp, who signed the law, admitted on tape that the law had nothing to do with voter fraud even though that was the excuse used to pass it.
“A lot of this bill is dealing with the mechanics of the election,” Kemp said. “It has nothing to do with potential fraud or not.”
That’s a damning admission proving without a shadow of a doubt that this voter suppression law is all about keeping Republicans in power by keeping people from voting.
Republicans also demonstrated this week that they only support the free market when the free market supports them and their fascist agenda, because Georgia Republicans passed a bill to strip Delta of tax breaks on jet fuel in retaliation against Bastian for speaking out against their voter suppression law.
He exercised his freedom of speech and Republicans are punishing him for it. Gee, what happened to their concerns about “cancel culture.”
Clearly, Georgia Republicans need to be ousted from power by any means necessary because they obviously don’t care about business nor democracy.
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