Maybe it's time to stop shopping at Costco? Go to Sam's Club?

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    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/182915_costco21.html

    Costco Chief Executive Officer Jim Sinegal, 68, is a Democrat who says President Bush's $1.7 trillion in tax cuts unfairly benefit the wealthy. He opposed the Iraq war and supports Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts for president. And he's the only chief executive of a company in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to donate money to independent political groups formed to oust Bush, Internal Revenue Service records show.

    Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer and owner of Sam's Club warehouse stores, gives more money to Republican candidates than any other company does. Its top three managers, including Chief Executive H. Lee Scott, donated the individual maximum $2,000 to Bush, and Jay Allen, vice president for corporate affairs, raised at least $100,000 to re-elect the president, earning him the Bush campaign's designation of "Pioneer."
     
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    Yeah. Buy from the nations leader in exploting the elderly by taking out insurance policies on them so they can collect when they die?

    Not my idea of fun.

    Why shop at either?
     
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    just allowing more corporate takeover of american politics.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    It'll happen/is already there - I'd rather corporate influence on Republican/Non-Socialist policies than otherwise.
     
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    It was in the papers. True stuff. Court and all.
     
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    Why stand for any coporate influence at all?

    This is supposed to be a government of the people by the people and for the people, not one of the corps. by the corps. and for the corps.!

    Maybe if some weight started getting thrown behind some third parties, there would be a little less of this kinda crap going on.

    No offense -=d=-.
     
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    I'm not authorizing or condoning it - I'm recognizing it.
     
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    Nor was I making an issue, just a statement. :teeth:
     
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    So now we know why there is always a big fuss about new Wal-Marts being built in a community. You never hear any big protests about new Costco stores being built.
     

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