Look Who REALLY IS Looking For A Bailout

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Leftinbuilding, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Think FedEx isn't looking for gov't help?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Nice try--lobbying in Washington has more to do with persuading influential lawmakers to pass beneficial legislation than with bailouts.

    If this were true how would you explain the $1.1M we spent?
  3. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Sorry, guess I thought most people could pick up on the irony of FedEx accusing UPS of accepting a bailout, while themselves spending millions to influence politicians. Maybe technically not a bailout, but the end result is the same.... gov't assistance.
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like it worked. Money well spent.
  5. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    Too true, unfortunately.
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Yeah and completely unethical too.

    I'm sure most of that money came out of potential wage increases, benefits etc.
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    little naive, don't you think?
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    This whole thread is naive. Lobbying is a way of life in Washington and is not the same as a bailout.
  9. Leftinbuilding

    Leftinbuilding Active Member

    That sound you heard? It was "The Point" shooting over your head. Tried to PM you. Why won't you accept PM's? If I remember correctly, the "bailout" FedEX accused UPS of accepting, involved UPS "lobbying" in an effort to level the playing field vis a vie FedEx's claim to be an airline. Could be wrong, but I am confident you will correct me if I am.

  10. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Lobbying is basically buying votes.Here that's illegal.
    Greed is ruining democracy.
    The recent US recession was caused by greed.
    UPS is no different
    .People are revolting.
  11. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member