Stop Funding the Radical Right’s Agenda – Boycott Businesses That Hate Democrats

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papajohnsboycottWhy do we Democrats continue supporting businesses that hate Democrats?

Right-wing business owners and CEOs routinely pronounce their hatred for our President and all things Democrat. Koch Industries, Papa John’s Pizza, Applebee’s, and even Facebook’s CEO are among the outspoken darlings of the radical right. Big business funds groups that are determined to destroy the middle class and our social safety net. They pay the lowest wage possible with no benefits and threaten to slash jobs if our democracy doesn’t work the way they want. They fund efforts to convert states to so-called “right-to-work” states, where one can be fired “for any reason or no reason at all”. Democrats should stop rewarding big business for bad behavior. A sustained effort will affect their bottom-line, and for these vulture capitalists, money is all they understand.

Boycott these businesses!

Fortunately for you, your fellow Dems have been busy compiling lists of businesses that don’t deserve your hard-earned money. There is also a smartphone app that will help you while you’re shopping (see Buycott app).

anti-facebookBoycott Facebook! Mark Zuckerberg, a billionaire and the thief who stole Facebook from the guys who hired him to create it back in his college days, is a member of the radical right who invites his conservative pals to his own home to fund-raise for Republicans, like that loud-mouth Chris Christie, a likely 2016 presidential candidate. Why have a Facebook page with advertisements that make Zuckerberg millions of dollars each year that he’ll use to defeat Democrats??? Trade in your Facebook page for Google+ or a free blog app like Blogger or WordPress and Zuckerthief’s net worth will plummet, along with that of his Wall Street pals. Dump your Facebook page today!

boycotttoysrusToys”R”Us. The company was privatized back in 2005 by the worst of all vulture capitalists, Bain Capital. Then Bain did what they normally do to companies – they slashed employee wages and benefits, cut jobs, and outsourced their call center jobs for minimum wage with no benefits and even less for the jobs that went offshore. Have you noticed that Toys”R”Us stores have been tough to deal with for several years? Poor customer service, they never seem to have what you want, a Rewards program that’s a joke, and a return policy that seems designed to make sure you cannot return what you buy? You can blame Bain Capital for that. Boycott their ass!

From Democratic Underground:

Chik-Fil-A

Carl Jr’s

White Castle-the Ohio-based burger chain, gave $25,000 to the Boehner-linked Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC.

Cracker Barrel
Waffle House-he 24-hour breakfast food restaurant, gave Karl Rove’s group American Crossroads $100,000 from its corporate fund

Papa Johns-Papa has been a basher of Obama and the Affordable Care Act

Domino’s-Owner is one of the head nuts for the extreme right wing

Whole Foods

Blue Bell Ice Cream-the ice cream manufacturer, gave $40,000 to the Boehner-linked Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC

Regal Cinema- is an affiliate of AEG, whose parent company Anschutz Corporation is run by Philip Anschutz. He has made many political donations, including a $50,000 to the Boehner-linked Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC

Marriot Hotels-is a subsidiary of Marriott International, whose chairman J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. has contributed $1,000,000 to Mitt Romney’s Super PAC Restore Our Future.

Ritz Carlton-is a subsidiary of Marriott International, whose chairman J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. has contributed $1,000,000 to Mitt Romney’s Super PAC Restore Our Future.

New Balance-the shoe company, is headed by Jim Davis who has donated $1,000,000 to Mitt Romney’s Super PAC Restore Our Future

Golds Gym-s a subsidiary of TRT Hodlings, a private corporation whose co-founder Robert Rowling has given more than $1,000,000 in total to American Crossroads and Mitt Romney’s Super PAC Restore Our Future

Curves (a gym that is mainly women, supports the defunding of Planned Parenthood and is against abortion rights)
Dixie Cup-s a subsidiary of Koch Industries, headed by Charles and David Koch who are planning to funnel approximately $400 million to groups like the National Rifle Association, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the National Right to Life Committee, Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, the 60 Plus Association and the American Future Fund.

Brawny Paper Towels-s a subsidiary of Koch Industries, headed by Charles and David Koch who are planning to funnel approximately $400 million to groups like the National Rifle Association, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the National Right to Life Committee, Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, the 60 Plus Association and the American Future Fund.

Angel Soft Toilet Paper-is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, headed by Charles and David Koch who are planning to funnel approximately $400 million to groups like the National Rifle Association, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the National Right to Life Committee, Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, the 60 Plus Association and the American Future

Georgia Pacific (Funny story, this company called me last week and said they had been referred to me through a headhunter and wanted to talk to me about either a full-time job or a consulting job. At this point, I interrupted the guy and said “not interested” and he said “I didnt even tell you about the position, salary or location”, so I restated “not interested, I would never work for the enemy”, a long pause then ensued. When the gent finally replied he stated “what do you mean enemy”, so I said “I would never work for the Koch Brothers and the world would be a better place if they were dead” and I hung up.

Olive Garden

Dunkin Doughnuts

Home Depot-When Al Franken was running for Senate their CEO said that any business person who voted for Franken should be shot. He refused to apologize or even say that he was joking

Red Lobster

Applebee’s-Cutting employee hours to do the end run around around Obamacare

Jimmy Johns-Anti union and against Affordable Care Act

WalMart-Anti union, poor employee benefits

Outback Steakhouse-Forced employees to make donations to GOP candidates, and let Rick Sanitarium use their corporate jet, like it was his personal car. Plus, they’re pushing to lower the “tipped” minimum wage to servers.

Wyndham-NRA backer

Macy’s-For continuing to utilize the master of hate Donald Trump

Charles Schwab-Large level of funding supporting the extreme right wing nut agenda.

Here’s a listing of companies that spend nearly all of their campaign donation dollars on right-wing campaigns and causes. These companies are not on your side.

Amway (100%)
Kohler Co. (100%)
Phillips International (100%)
Cooper Industries (100%)
Flowers Industries (100%)
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. chicken (100%)
Waffle House (100%)
Harris Corp. (98%)
B.F. Goodrich tires (97%)
Illinois Toolworks (97%)
WalMart, ($467K, 97%)
Outback Steakhouse (96%)
ExxonMobil (96%)
National City Corp. (95%)
Outback Steakhouse (95%)
Wendy’s Int’ l. (93%)
Anadarko Petroleum (92%)
Coors ( 92%)
Hallmark Cards (92%)
Timken Corp. (91%)
Halliburton (91%)
Meadwestvaco Corp (90%)
Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) (89%)
Branch Banking & Trust Co (90%)
International Paper (90%)
CATERPILLAR (89%)
J.C.PENNEY CORP. INC. (89%)
GOODYEAR TIRE (89%)
Home Depot (89%)
CONOCOPHILLIPS SPIRIT (89%)
SMITHFIELD FOODS INC (88%)
CHEVRONTEXACO (87%)
3M Co. (87%)
Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) (87%)
McDonald’s Corp. (86%)
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (84%)
Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, MacaroniGrill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) (83%)
CIGNA CORPORATION (83%)
OWENS CORNING (83%)
CONAGRA FOODS (83%)
HOME DEPOT INC. (81%)
Mariott International, (81%)
BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (81%)
3M COMPANY (80%)
Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines – as well as Lennox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver) (80%)

And Liberals Unite has an exhaustive list of companies supporting right-wing or tea party causes and candidates.

Additions:

Forever 21 – Cut employee hours to 29.5 per week to avoid paying health care per the Affordable Care Act.

Eden Foods – Refuses to cover contraception for women. Claims its against their religion.

Have a suggestion for a company that should be boycotted by Dems? Leave the company name and the reason why in the comments …

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