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November 16th, 2011
Your Dollars Speak Volumes

 You might even carry this with you as a guide on where to shop.


With the holidays upon us, we might wish to be mindful of what businesses we patronize relative to their 2000 Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.


Price Club/Costco donated $225K, of which 99% went to Democrats

Rite Aid, $517K, 60% to Democrats

Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean), $22K, 100% to Democrats
Warnaco (undergarments), $55K, 73% to Democrats

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, $153K, 99% to Democrats

Estee Lauder, $448K, 95% to Democrats

Guess? Inc., $145K, 98% to Democrats

Calvin Klein, $78K, 100% to Democrats

Liz Claiborne, Inc., $34K, 97% to Democrats

Levi Straus, $26K, 97% to Democrats

Olan Mills, $175K, 99% to Democrats

 WalMart, $467K, 97% to Republicans;

K-Mart, $524K, 86% to Republicans

Home Depot, $298K, 89% to Republicans;

Target, $226K, 70% to Republicans;

Circuit City Stores, $261K, 95% to Republicans;


3M Co., $281K, 87% to Republicans;

Hallmark Cards, $319K, 92% to Republicans;

Amway, $391K, 100% Republican;

Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures), $283K, 100% Republicans;

B.F. Goodrich (tires), $215K, 97% to Republicans;

Proctor & Gamble, $243K, 79% to Republicans


Southern Wine & Spirits, $213K, 73% to Democrats

Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. beverage business + considerable media interests), $2M+, 67% Democrats

Gallo Winery, $337K, 95% to Democrats

Coors, $174K, 92% to Republicans; (also Budweiser - sd);

Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines - as well as Lenox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver), $644 K -- 80% to Republicans;


Sonic Corporation, $83K, 98% to Democrats

Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections), $112K, 96% to Democrats

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken), $366K, 100% Republican;
Outback Steakhouse, $641K, 95% Republican;
Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), $133K, 87% Republican;
Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis), $242K, 83% Republican;
Waffle House, $279K, 100% Republican;
McDonald's Corp., $197K, 86% Republican;
Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze), $121K, 89% Republican;

Traveling and/or dining

Hyatt Corporation, $187K, 80% to Democrats

Marriott International, $323K, 81% to Republicans;
Holiday Inns, $38K, 71% to Republicans.. 



THANK YOU!! - 2011-11-16
by DeeinSpring

Whats the source? - 2011-11-16
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by Rob

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