I highly recommend reading is Dark Money by Jane Mayer. It is a very thorough and well researched book about the evolution of the role of money in our politics, specifically conservative Republican money, the Koch brothers, the huge, sophisticated integrated network of relationships and money that have drastically changed the political landscape in America in recent years. AMWAY Although new legislation has prohibited “pyramid schemes” Amway’s “multi-level marketing” system barely skirts these laws and the company has been sued multiple times by its own distributors (see this video). 100% of political donations made by Amway and the DeVos family go to Republican causes.
- Betsy DeVos, the new administration’s pick for Secretary of Education, is heir to the Amway fortune and has proposed a dismantling our public education system.
The Wisconsin-based plumbing giant is run by Terry Kohler, one of the top Republican donors in the country. Typically big Republican donors receive favorable treatment from Wisconsin governor Scott Walker in exchange for campaign contributions. 100% of political donations made by the Kohler’s are for Republican causes.
PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL INC.
The Washington-based publisher puts out more than 100 magazines, newsletters, directories, and market studies aimed at the financial industry. 100% of political donations made by Phillips go to Republican causes.
THE EATON CORPORATION
And their subsidiary, Cooper Industries, produce electrical equipment for power plants, airplanes and automobiles. Despite being headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the company contributes tens of thousands of dollars each year to Republican PACs, and almost none to those associated with Democrats. The company also spends over a million dollars a year lobbying political candidates, a move that has resulted in numerous lucrative government contracts..
The Georgia-based maker of Wonder Bread, Nature’s Own, Whitewheat, Dave’s Killer Bread and many other packaged bakery products has given nearly 100% of their political donations to Republican causes. In fact, over the past three decades, even the Koch brothers have given more money to Democratic candidates than Flowers.
3M COMPANY (80%)
Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines – as well as Lennox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver) (80%) are names on many bridal list.
JP Morgan Chase & Co and other banks
Many banks and financial institutions are usually major Republican contributors. ANOTHER ACTION TO TAKE In the world of online advertising, many companies are not aware, and do not keep close track of,where their ads appear. If you see an ad for a company you support on an extreme website such as Brietbart, call the company and voice your objection. As this article shows, you can make a difference by removing revenue from these biased sites.