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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Color Your Shopping List

Neal Boortz has an interesting post today. It seems that informs the politcally-minded about which companies donate in which percentages to which political parties, so that if you are a hard-core Dem you can buy a Toyota (which donates virtually nothing to Republicans) instead of ... well, anything else, because all the other auto makers donate Republican.

You can read his list for the specifics, and I encourage you to do so. You should probably be forewarned that Starbucks does, in fact, donate solidly to Democrats. I tell you that in advance to spare you the shock value. has an interesting idea, but "interesting" in this case probably means "bad." After all, everyone knows that a) rich people are evil, that b) evil people vote Republican, and that therefore c) evil Republicans will use this site to stifle Free Speech and run rough-shod over the First Amendment by only buying from "red" companies.

Boortz wraps it all up by observing, "you will see that there are occasional businesses who support Democratic Party politics to a greater extent than they do Republicans .. but for the most part you will see heavy support for Republican policies."

Maybe that's because corporations understand that Republicans want to keep Americans doing business.