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NYT Lists Top Companies Donating To Republicans

From the New York Times:

The Most Republican Company? The Makers of Wonder Bread

By Derek Willis | MAY 7, 2014

The most Republican-leaning company in the country, based on political donations, isn’t Koch Industries. It’s the company that makes Wonder Bread.

So now we know why they are so mocked by the popular culture. (By the way, Wonder Bread practically invented sliced bread. Which was truly a godsend, especially for women.)

The political action committee of Flowers Foods, a Georgia company that produces the pillowy sandwich bread, Tastykakes and Nature’s Own baked goods, has given more than 99 percent of its political contributions since 1979 to Republicans…

The PAC of Koch Industries, the well-known supporter of Republican candidates and conservative causes, has given nearly as much money to Democrats in the past 14 months as Flowers Foods has in more than 30 years…

In fact, according to the the Center For Responsive Politics and their list:  ‘Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014,’ the Koch Brother are only 59th on the list of top donors. And just about every donor on the list above them gives exclusively to the Democrats.

Thankfully, the NYT is kind enough to provide an enemies list for their readers:

Flowers Foods             99.5%
Illinois Tool Works      95.9%
Cooper Industries*       93.6%
Devon Energy               93.0%
Bloomin’ Brands*         93.0%
Eaton*                          92.7%
Timken                         91.7%
Marathon Petroleum     91.7%
ExxonMobil                  90.2%
Halliburton                   90.2%
Anadarko Petroleum     90.0%
Branch Bank & Trust    88.1%
Koch Industries             88.1%

Despite its largess, Flowers keeps a low profile that masks the motives for its one-sided giving…

But The Times is putting an end to that.

Langdon S. Flowers, who joined the family business in 1947 and served in several executive positions until retiring in 1985, was a prominent Republican donor and supporter of Ronald Reagan. In 1982, IndustryWeek noted that Mr. Flowers had advocated a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget “with messianic zeal.” He died in 2007…

What a lunatic!

There are other companies that lean heavily toward Republicans: The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store PAC routinely gives them more than 80 percent of its contributions. The PAC of Phillips International, a financial information publisher, gave a combined $1,100 to just two Democrats between 1994 and 2006, compared with more than $545,000 to Republicans. The California-based radio and publishing company Salem Communications, which like Phillips has openly embraced a conservative message, also gives almost nothing to Democrats. Some trade associations, like the Associated Builders and Contractors, have long been exclusive donors to Republicans…

Now get out there and boycott these enemies of the state!

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, May 8th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “NYT Lists Top Companies Donating To Republicans”

  1. canary

    This is why Jeb Bush shouldn’t run. He’s been pushing Common Core education which uses the New York Times as one of the selected resources by the Teachers Union for essays and thesis.

    Everyone is outraged from seeing that father arrested at a school meeting because he complained about a terrible book with porno in it. The cop says he was disorderly for talking past the 2 minute limit. I can’t believe how many news sources edited the video and edited the specific part in the violent book.

    Common Core’s reading requirement means, while some states wait til students are in middle school to read the garbage, other states are reading the exact same books in elementary school.

    These politicians are so out of touch with public schools and don’t have time to learn what their children are reading. Every state is using the same filthy books to brainwash students.


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