"FedEx is not anti-union in any way". Unbelievably, that's a direct quote from Frederick W. Smith, and he's used the same phrase many times. I have little doubt that it was carefully crafted by FedEx Legal in order to deflect any questions about the legality of some of Smith's actions. Is it legal to purchase a labor exemption for your company? Apparently so, at least so far, because that's exactly what Smith did back in 1996 when the RLA language in the FAA Reauthorizarion Bill was going to be changed. By throwing massive amounts of money at Congress, the existing FedEx RLA exemption was retained in a last-minute sneak play that has been called one of the biggest scams in US history. 14 years later, Smith is doing exactly the same thing all over again. The question is, will he get away with it this time, and is it legal to so obviously bribe members of Congress? President Obama tipped his hand a few months ago when he said he admired Smith as a CEO. This is disturbing, especially from a President who is supposedly pro-labor. How much money has Smith been able to funnel toward Democratic leaders who are supposed to be against his anti-labor agenda? All of this reeks of Bill Clinton's special one-on-one meeting with Mr Smith shortly before the 1996 decision. Mr Clinton also proved he could be bought and that he was no friend of labor. Thanks, Bill!! If Smith retains his special deal, these Democrats need to be called-out for being political whores and kicked-out of office. This includes Mr Obama, who knows better than to associate himself with someone like Smith. How much money was promised during that conversation, and why was it timed to coincide with the RLA controversy? As late as 2008, Smith was one of the top fund raisers for the McCain campaign, and was even mentioned as a possible Cabinet member in a McCain adminstration. Why should money talk so much louder than equity in a supposedly democratic system that is anything but? Fred Smith is a criminal, and so are the politicians who allow scum like him to prosper in our corrupt political system.