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Americans Can Now Determine Where To Shop And Spend Their Money

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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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Credit card firm cuts off nation’s No. 1 gun store — for selling guns

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This is from The Washington Examiner.

More push back from the gun haters industry.

It is time for Visa card holders to call and raise Hell.

Maybe gun owners that have Visa cards to cut them up and switch credit cards.

 

A subsidiary of Visa, a key Obama campaign donor, that specializes in credit card transactions has abruptly stopped servicing the nation’s largest gun store after four years because the store sells guns, a fact the owners never hid.

Hyatt Gun Shop of Charlotte, N.C., told Secrets that the subsidiary, Authorize.net/CyberSource, simply sent an email to owner Larry Hyatt to announce that it was suddenly breaking off the business relationship. The reason: “The sale of firearms or any similar product.”

The company email said that gun sales violated a section of the service agreement the two signed over four years ago and after Hyatt went into detail about its sales and products — and name.

“We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Justin Anderson, Hyatt’s marketing director. He said it took a week and thousands of dollars to line up a “gun friendly” credit card processor for online sales.

The brushoff of Hyatt’s business has sparked a national boycott effort against Authorize.net and parent company CyberSource organized by the website Grass Roots North Carolina. “It looks like the small but noisy anti-gun crowd has gotten to what must be a jelly-spined PR department at CyberSource and Authorize.Net. Either that, or leadership at these companies have simply become anti-gun all on their own,” said the website in announcing the boycott.

Anderson suspects that the company, purchased by Visa in 2010, got cold feet dealing with a leading gun seller and he said that he’s heard of other gun stores being dropped. The company had no immediate comment.

The sudden move comes just two weeks after the Washington Navy Yard shootings which were followed by a plea for more gun control from President Obama.

Several Visa executives contributed to the president’s re-election campaign. Their total was $21,780, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Below is the short email notice from Authorize.net:

Dear Hyatt Gun Shop Inc,

Authorize.Net LLC (“Authorize.Net”) has determined that the nature of your business constitutes a violation of Section 2.xiv of the Authorize.Net Acceptable Use Guidelines and Sections 3.3 and 11.3 of the Authorize.Net Service Agreement (the “Agreement”). These sections include, but are not limited to, the sale of firearms or any similar product. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 4 of the Acceptable Use Guidelines, your ability to access and use the Authorize.Net Services will be terminated on September 30, 2013.

 

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