The White House just hired John Podesta to try to clean up the mess the Democrats have made of health care. Podesta’s a progressive Clintonista who founded the far-left Center for American Progress (CAP) that advocates for the policies that are destroying our country. CAP just released it’s donor list. Included are the usual suspects – Hollywood, lobbyists, health insurers, GE, Google and Facebook. But there are some others that may surprise you.
Coca Cola is a donor. Yes, the same Coca Cola that severed its ties with ALEC because of a liberal hissy fit and boycott threat by the left over ALEC’s support of voter ID laws. Think Progress, which is financed by CAP, touted Coca Cola’s caving to the pressure, but did they reveal they receive funding from Coca Cola? Why does Coca Cola continue to fund a group that supported a progressive call for its boycott?
This makes me sad and angry. I don’t know anyone who drinks as much Diet Coke as I do. Maybe it’s time to kick the habit, or at least switch brands. But I won’t be switching to Diet Pepsi, because PepsiCo also funds this rotten organization. Maybe I’ll give Wegmans diet WPop a try. Who knows, maybe I’ll like it and save a few bucks every week.
Coke and Pepsi aren’t the only companies supporting the lefties. Here are some more:
- Apple Inc.
- Bank of America
- BMW of North America
- The Coca-Cola Company
- Comcast NBCUniversal
- Covanta Energy
- CVS Caremark Inc.
- DeVry Education Group
- DISH Network
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Microsoft Corporation
- PG&E Corporation
- Quest Diagnostics
- Time Warner Inc.
- Toyota Motor North America
- Visa Inc.
- Wells Fargo
Toyota? Really? What is this, a protection racket?
Well, it looks like the kids will find Amazon gift cards in their stockings this Christmas instead of iTunes. I won’t be trading in my iPhone anytime soon, but when my contract with AT&T is up I’ll be looking for another carrier. And maybe it’s time to give Verizon a call back about installing Fios in our home. Time Warner’s cable boxes stink anyway, we’re always having to reset them. Then again, if the Center for American Progress achieves its goals nobody will have any money for things like cell phones and cable TV.
John Hinderaker reminds us why it’s no surprise so many corporations support progressive groups like CAP:
CAP’s disclosure is a timely reminder that large corporations are not, in general, supporters of free enterprise. Many of them love to partner with government to suppress innovation and competition. Koch Industries stands alone, as far as I know, as a relatively large company that actually supports free enterprise as a matter of principle. Which is why corporatist America, through disreputable organizations like the Center for American Progress, have waged unremitting warfare against Koch.
Look how well corporatism has worked for Apple and Microsoft. When it comes to computers are there any alternatives?
At least I can keep my Brawny paper towels and Dixie Cups.