Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Leftinbuilding, Oct 1, 2011.
Think FedEx isn't looking for gov't help?
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?
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.
Looks like it worked. Money well spent.
Too true, unfortunately.
Yeah and completely unethical too.
I'm sure most of that money came out of potential wage increases, benefits etc.
little naive, don't you think?
This whole thread is naive. Lobbying is a way of life in Washington and is not the same as a bailout.
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.
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.
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