Why don't they order both Airbus & Boeing?
fleet commonality, silly
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Thanks for the links, N79969. It surprised me that bribes to foreign officials have been deductible for so long in some European countries. In the US, not only is bribery of foreign officials NOT
deductible, it is a serious criminal offense and has been for some time.
I would think that encouraging corrupt practices in a country would be considered a hostile act against that country. Even in most countries where bribery is culturally accepted, it is illegal to bribe domestic officials. Most governments, even in such countries, rightly view the culture of corruption as a problem to be combated and not something to be proud of.
Corruption is one of many things that help keep third world countries poor. Methinks it is not right for those more fortunate to use bribery to cloud the judgment of an official who's job it is to guard the interests of the less fortunate.
Though it must be tough, when all your competitors are doing it......