[lit-ideas] Re: to/not to patronize??

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 20:45:40 +0000

Friday, December 3, 2004, 8:21:58 PM, Steven G. Cameron wrote:

SGC> My wife's publisher sent this out...

Steve this is fascinating.  I think I'll treat myself at Liz Claiborne, it's 
been too long....


SGC> /Steve Cameron, NJ

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

SGC> Shopping

SGC> Price Club/Costco donated $225K, of which 99% went to democrats;
SGC> WalMart, $467K, 97% to republicans;
SGC> K-Mart, $524K, 86% to republicans;
SGC> Home Depot, $298K, 89% to republicans;
SGC> Target, $226K, 70% to republicans;
SGC> Circuit City Stores, $261K, 95% to republicans;
SGC> Rite Aid, $517K, 60% to democrats;
SGC> Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean), $22K, 100% to democrats;

SGC> 3M Co., $281K, 87% to republicans;
SGC> Hallmark Cards, $319K, 92% to republicans;
SGC> Amway, $391K, 100% republican;
SGC> Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures), $283K, 100% republicans;
SGC> * Warnaco (undergarments), $55K, 73% to democrats;
SGC> B.F. Goodrich (tires), $215K, 97% to republicans;
SGC> Proctor & Gamble, $243K, 79% to republicans;
SGC> * Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, $153K, 99% to democrats;
SGC> * Estee Lauder, $448K, 95% to democrats;
SGC> * Guess ? Inc., $145K, 98% to democrats;
SGC> * Calvin Klein, $78K, 100% to democrats;
SGC> * Liz Claiborne, Inc., $34K, 97% to democrats;
SGC> * Levi Straus, $26K, 97% to democrats;
SGC> * Olan Mills, $175K, 99% to democrats.
SGC> Spirits
SGC> Coors, $174K, 92% to republicans; (also Budweiser - sd)
SGC> * Gallo Winery, $337K, 95% to democrats;
SGC> Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel
SGC> wines - as well as Lennox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver), $644, 80% to
SGC> republicans;
SGC> * Southern Wine & Spirits, $213K, 73% to democrats;
SGC> * Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (includes beverage business, plus considerable
SGC> media interests), $2M+, 67% democrats.
SGC> Hungry
SGC> Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken), $366K, 100% republican;
SGC> Outback Steakhouse, $641K, 95% republican;
SGC> * Sonic Corporation, $83K, 98% democrat;
SGC> Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), $133K, 87%
SGC> republican;
SGC> Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the Border,
SGC> Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis), $242K, 83% republican;
SGC> * Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections), $112K,
SGC> 96% democrats;
SGC> Waffle House, $279K, 100% republican;
SGC> McDonald's Corp., $197K, 86% republican;
SGC> Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama
SGC> Breeze), $121K, 89% republican;
SGC> * Hyatt Corporation, $187K, 80% to democrats;
SGC> Mariott International, $323K, 81% to republicans;
SGC> Holiday Inns, $38K, 71% to republicans.

 Judy Evans, Cardiff, UK   

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