Hyatt Corporation: Democrat
Holiday Inn: Republican
Marriott International: Republican
Coors & Budweiser: Republican
Gallo Winery: Democrat
Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons: Democrat
After arming yourself with information will you try to only patronize companies that are on your political team? Do you believe in politically-empowering your wallet with your consumer decisions?
Before you answer that question, here is an amusing footnote to my avoidance of GE appliances based on a March 20, 2012 piece in the New York Post.
Apparently, General Electric’s CEO Jeff Immelt has now soured on President Obama’s economic policies according to this report by Charles Gasparino, a well known business reporter.
Although Immelt is still serving as a top outside economic advisor to the White House, Immelt “is appalled by everything from the president’s class-warfare rhetoric to his continued belief that big government is the key to economic salvation.”
Now I am thinking that if this report had come out just a month earlier I might have applauded Mr. Immelt and, as a result, my new kitchen appliances might today be GE Profile instead of Sears Kenmore.