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    Businesses pick and choose who they want to support, but it is driven primarily by the CEO or Board of Directors. I have decided not to renew my Costco membership because I can make the same type of decisions. I have become a bigger fan of Walmart and Sam's Club.

    3M Co. Donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
    Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans
    B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans
    Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans
    Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lenox China , Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K -- 80% went to Republicans
    Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
    Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans
    Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans
    Costco/Price Club donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
    Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans
    Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
    Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats
    Guess, Inc. Donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
    Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans
    Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300! John Kerry's wife's company!!!
    Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans
    Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
    Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats
    Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats
    K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
    Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans
    Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
    Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
    Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
    Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans
    Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
    McDonald's Corp. Donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans
    Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats
    Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans
    Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans
    Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans
    Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
    Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats
    Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats
    Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
    Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats
    Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans
    Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans
    WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
    Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats

    Unions donated $500 million in the last election, all of which went to Democrats
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    So, that means people, we are not safe just because we use debit and credit cards and keep little money in the bank.
    Technically this is true. But the US has very little hard currency in circulation in comparison to the Europeans.

    More likely we will see the Federal Reserve purchase the bad assests from the banks. Rather than taking your money, they are stealing it with inflation. One day you will wake up and the price of a barrel of oil will be $450.

    Quote Originally Posted by obamanation View Post
    His analysis seems flawed insofar as it ignores the fact that, unlike Cyprus, we are capable of manufacturing everything we consume, so every time we devalue our currency (print money), we stimulate our manufacturing sector. Another important difference is that devalued currency takes from everyone holding the currency, not just those holding their cash in a certain bank.

    Quote Originally Posted by obamanation View Post
    Another interesting side effect to notice, for those foreign US bashing idiots that go on and on about how the US is past its prime. Watching foreign economies collapse as we take a pause from consumption and devalue our currency serves as a stark reminder that we are still the planets #1 consumer, #1 economy, and that the US dollar is still the world's reserve currency.
    The US produces the most in the world. With the current US energery boom, it's expected that the US will become self sufficient in oil production and even start exporting by 2030.

    The problem is that 47% of the people don't produce anything. It was just reported the other day that Govt. Spends More on Disability than Food Stamps, Welfare Combined That's $260 billion a year in disablity payments and the disability trust fund will go bankrupt by 2016. Disability is the new welfare as many people are going onto it, because they can't find a job. It turns out that disability is cheaper for the states than having people on welfare.

  3. Column: The price of access to Obama is too damn high | Washington Free Beacon

    Well worth the read. So much for getting the money out of politics, as the Obama spawned "grass roots" movement Occupy Wall St. called for.

    Last edited by bogart; 30 March, 2013 at 05:36 AM. Reason: Edited in error

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    Quote Originally Posted by obamanation View Post
    Column: The price of access to Obama is too damn high | Washington Free Beacon

    Well worth the read. So much for getting the money out of politics, as the Obama spawned "grass roots" movement Occupy Wall St. called for.
    Occupy Wall St. was funded by George Soros and was never grass roots. You see how fast they crawled back under their rocks after Obama won the election.

    Now for Organizing for Action, this is funny. Obama is trying to become "Community Organizer in Chief". Though it makes sense in that all he seems to care about is Gun Control/Gay Marriage/Immigration and that's where the money is.

    The economy, Taliban and North Korea

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Now for Organizing for Action, this is funny. Obama is trying to become "Community Organizer in Chief". Though it makes sense in that all he seems to care about is Gun Control/Gay Marriage/Immigration and that's where the money is.
    The only thing that Obama seems to be good at is community organizing. He won the election by focusing 90% of their money on the swing states where over 100,000 union workers were used to focus on getting the low information voters out to vote. Most of those people never vote. So what is community organizing? It is a politically correct term for rabble-rousing. We will probably never find out what the low information idiots were told. Use your imagination and envision the most vile lies ever told about an opposing candidate and it will likely be correct. Low information voters never question what they hear, nor do they do their own research.

    The conventional wisdom is that you need to win over the Independent voters in order to win the election. Romney did win the Independent vote in 7 out of 9 of the swing states, yet he lost the election in most of those states. Why? because of Obama's community organizing tactics.

    In 2012, Obama won with over 3 million fewer votes than he received in 2008. Romney received more votes than McCain, which accounts for the tighter results. Without the community organizing tactics, as well as the widespread voter fraud, Obama would probably not be sitting in the White House. He did not win the votes that traditionally determine the election winner.

    2008 votes
    Obama 69,498,516
    McCain 59,948,323

    2012 votes
    Obama 65,907,213
    Romney 60,931,767

    Many of the conspiracy theorists believe that all elections are rigged and we watch a puppet show every 4 years orchestrated by the One World Order gang. I would not have believed that 20 years ago, but today anything is possible.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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