This is from my email box.

Food for thought.

 

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