[Homestead] Shop Your Politics (was In-and-Out...Burglar)
blamar at satx.rr.com
Wed Dec 22 14:59:46 EST 2004
sanrico at highdesert.com wrote:
>Gene, Marie, et al...
>Now that we've noted some of the places our $$$ is NOT going to, here are a few
>places it IS coming from (besides our pockets). Even if most of us probably don't
>do too much fast food, perhaps some of us do buy underwear:
>Amazon.com Loves Republicans?
>Attention liberal shoppers: Next year, screw those GOP-loving companies, and
>start buying blue
>By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
Interesting article. On the other hand, you can't believe everything you
read. The Center for Responsive Politics, cited as one of the sources of
the sources listed in Morford's article, has released the following:
/*"A message from the Center for Responsive Politics about the "Shopping
Your Politics" email circulating through the Internet:*/
In recent days we have been made aware of an email and related Web sites
that advise recipients to shop with certain companies based on which
political party those companies support with their campaign
contributions. The email cites the Center for Responsive Politics and
our Web site, OpenSecrets.org, for the campaign contribution figures.
*Please note that the Center did not author the email and has no
relationship to its author.*
The Center is a non-partisan research organization that does not endorse
or promote any political party or candidate in any context. Nor do we
take any position on the views or activities advocated in the email.
*Also note that the campaign contribution figures in the email are
inaccurate and and do not reflect current information from our Web site.*
We invite those wanting correct figures or further information to visit
OpenSecrets.org. Our Industry Profiles
<http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/index.asp> list total
contributions to federal candidates and party committees by industry and
sector. The profiles also display the top contributors within each
industry and sector. Contributions are from employees and political
action committees of the organizations listed. Corporations and labor
unions cannot contribute directly to candidates, and since the end of
2002, they have not been able to contribute directly to political parties.
Questions about the email, our industry profiles or our work in general
should be directed to info at crp.org <mailto:info at crp.org>."
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