Many years ago, Fred Smith began lobbying Washington, DC to relax the rules for "Express Carriers" which would allow him to operate larger aircraft in support of expanding Federal Express operations. He won that fight, which was a legitimate one, because the level of business exceeded the capacity of his Falcon fleet. Since then, however, Fred Smith has gone on to OWN Washington DC...and that's wrong. This man has gotten so powerful that he basically buys whatever he wants at the Congress "supermarket". He makes the rules, because his wholly-owned political allies ensure that Fred gets whatever legislative assistance he needs to maintain the phony Ground model and perpetuate the union-free RLA scam at Express. Smith even "owns" Obama, who got down on his knees and kissed Fred's ass with the "Great CEO" compliment awhile back. When a Democratic President fondles a GOP CEO like that, there is a major problem. Translation: Open season on labor, no union at Express, and the creation of lots of crap Ground jobs that make it look like Obama is engineering a wonderful economic recovery. Even though Smith prefers to buy Republicans, he also owns his fair share of Democrats. You know, the party that's supposed to be "pro-worker", "pro-middle class", and "pro-union"? It's shameful that Smith almost always gets his way, and sickening that compliant politicians willingly do his bidding. Nobody is getting in Smith's way because they are afraid of what he can do to them politically if they don't cooperate with the FedEx program. So far, Fred does whatever he wants, whenever he wants to, which is exactly the way he likes it. Is that the way America is supposed to run?