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Sunday, December 05, 2004

Holiday reminder

Darlings -

Some of my gentle readers have written to inquire whether we Billionaires will cease or political activism, now that our dear Dubya has been re-appointed.

Nothing could be further from the truth (well, except for anything that comes from the White House press secretary - but there's a good reason for that!).

We do have much for which we can be grateful, as we wealthy ever do. Our schmoozer-in-chief, Phil T Rich, said in our post-election press release, "If the next four years resemble the last four, we'll have two more wars, $2 trillion added to the deficit, no increase in the minimum wage, continuing increases in the middle-class tax burden, another million jobs outsourced, and our corporate ice sculptures will continue to urinate fine Russian vodka."

We have much to celebrate: and celebrate we did; on private islands, in gold-plated jets, lips locked to the naughty bits of ice sculptures in all the world's great cities. We live in interesting times indeed and have high hopes; but they will remain but hopes unless we keep out eyes on that platinum prize. We must remain ever-vigilant, lest our government begin to neglect the wealthiest one percent. We will have our work cut out for us, as we will face opposition in our struggle to eliminate the dynasty tax and "privatize" (read: eliminate) Social Security.

We will need your help now more than ever, Billionaires and Billionairesses. And now that I've sobered up from the post-election champagne and Percoset binge little Dick and I went on, I'm ready to put in my two billion again.

I'll be keeping you updated on this blog and on the soon-to-be-restructured B4B blog. For now, some holiday shopping tips.

As your personal assistants draw up your holiday shopping lists, you might suggest that they consider which companies to punish and which to promote.

Below, a list of corporate political donations
(courtesy of DonkeyRising ) that may help you make some decisions:

To the Democrats:

* Price Club/Costco donated $225K, of which 99% went
to democrats;
* Rite Aid, $517K, 60% to democrats;
* Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean), $22K,
100% to democrats;
* Warnaco (undergarments), $55K, 73% to democrats;
* Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, $153K, 99% to
* Estee Lauder, $448K, 95% to democrats;
* Guess ? Inc., $145K, 98% to democrats;
* Calvin Klein, $78K, 100% to democrats;
* Liz Claiborne, Inc., $34K, 97% to democrats;
* Levi Straus, $26K, 97% to democrats;
* Olan Mills, $175K, 99% to democrats.
* Gallo Winery, $337K, 95% to democrats;
* Southern Wine & Spirits, $213K, 73% to democrats;
* Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (includes beverage
business, plus considerable media interests), $2M+,
67% democrats.
* Sonic Corporation, $83K, 98% democrat;
* Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta
Connections), $112K, 96% Democrats;
* Hyatt Corporation, $187K, 80% to democrats;

To the GOP:
* WalMart, $467K, 97% to republicans;
* K-Mart, $524K, 86% to republicans;
* Home Depot, $298K, 89% to republicans;
* Target, $226K, 70% to republicans;
* Circuit City Stores, $261K, 95% to republicans;
* 3M Co., $281K, 87% to republicans;
* Hallmark Cards, $319K, 92% to republicans;
* Amway, $391K, 100% republican;
* Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures), $283K, 100% republicans;
* B.F. Goodrich (tires), $215K, 97% to republicans;
* Proctor & Gamble, $243K, 79% to republicans;
* Coors, $174K, 92% to republicans; (also Budweiser -sd)
* Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines - as well as
Lennox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver), $644, 80% to republicans;
* Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken), $366K, 100%republican;
* Outback Steakhouse, $641K, 95% republican;
* Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), $133K, 87% republican;
* Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the
Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis), $242K, 83% republican;
* Waffle House, $279K, 100% republican;
* McDonald's Corp., $197K, 86% republican;
* Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze), $121K,
89% republican;
* Mariott International, $323K, 81% to republicans;
* Holiday Inns, $38K, 71% to republicans

And please remember, with the Follies, that

"Toys for the world are made by kids
And not by elves at all!"

Happy shopping and happy firing,

Dee Regulation


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