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Sat Sep 3, 2016, 05:33 PM

A Taco Bell PAC Maxed Out Its Giving To The Trump Campaign

http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/food/trump-taco-bell-campaign-donation

In case you were wondering, there is a political action committee (PAC) for every interest group. Even those that aren’t that special. Case in point: TACO PAC is an organization which, according to a statement that greets you at taco-pac.com, “provides a way for individuals to join their contribution and voice with those of other Taco Bell Franchisees and supporters. Contributions are made to candidates who advocate and pursue governmental policies that promote a favorable business environment for the QSR industry in general and Taco Bell franchisees in particular.” And, apparently, Taco Bell Franchisees and supporters are super-into Republicans.


According to Open Secrets, the defenders of Fourth Meal have donated to campaigns as far back as 1998. And while they have always given more to Republicans than to Democrats, things became quite lopsided starting in 2010. That year coincided with both the Citizens United decision, which decimated campaign contribution limits, and the rise of the tea party. While one could argue this was a coincidence, that argument seems like it’s based on logic as authentic as the meat in a Crunch Wrap Supreme. In 2008 TACO PAC donated a total of $24,500 to political candidates—$20,000 to Republicans, $4,500 to Democrats. In 2010, in an off-year election no less, it donated a total of $299,250 to candidates—$293,250 to Republicans, $6,000 to Democrats. That’s a lot of money to protect America’s fast food tacos.

So far this year, TACO PAC has donated $53,625 to Republicans and $3,500 to Democrats. And while in absolute dollars it has only given the relatively small sum of $5,000 to Donald Trump’s campaign, that does place it in elite company: Only four other committees have donated that much to the campaign according Insidegov. That’s nice for Trump, especially considering he has shown clear preference for other fast food franchises.......

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Reply A Taco Bell PAC Maxed Out Its Giving To The Trump Campaign (Original post)
uppityperson Sep 2016 OP
DURHAM D Sep 2016 #1
Coyotl Sep 2016 #14
liberal N proud Sep 2016 #2
TonyPDX Sep 2016 #3
Grassy Knoll Sep 2016 #6
JaneyVee Sep 2016 #4
GoDawgs Sep 2016 #5
Avalux Sep 2016 #7
ghostsinthemachine Sep 2016 #8
exalted circles Sep 2016 #9
onehandle Sep 2016 #10
TexasProgresive Sep 2016 #11
Thrill Sep 2016 #12
Scurrilous Sep 2016 #13
Ligyron Sep 2016 #15

Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 05:36 PM

1. I will donate by eating at my favorite Taco truck.

F Taco Bell - their food sucks and I never eat there.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 10:48 PM

14. AZDemParty @HillaryforAZ Voter Registration drive today = awesome Taco Truck

 

@AZDemParty Chair ‏@MadamChairAT 3 minutes ago
Thanks @pazcantina for helping @AZDemParty @HillaryforAZ VR drive today #GOTV #AZVotes #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner


Thank you Paz Cantina!





Wish I could locate photos of the rest of their classy Taco Truck. I found they have a restaurant, video, plus online ordering and truck locator (hint, hint you AZ Dems). Here's the exterior courtyard of Taqueria Paz Cantina:


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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 05:57 PM

2. Taco Bell is worried about all those Taco Trucks

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 05:58 PM

3. Taco Bell is to Mexico what Chef Boyardee is to Italy.

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Response to TonyPDX (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 06:26 PM

6. LOL!!!

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 05:58 PM

4. We've got to reign in Big Taco....

 

They are killing the small taco business.

Viva La Taco Truck!

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 06:10 PM

5. a company serving fake meat supports a candidate 'resurrecting' a fake America

This is why get my burrito carnitas con frijoles at La Montana (carniceria on hwy 92). Its basically a smoked pulled pork filled burrito. BBQ & burrito? USA! USA! USA! they scatter the pork on the grill too- does Tacobell even have a grill?

Everyone say it with me: fake bland(sic) monolithic corporations support fake blonde candidates who believe in fake mythological America!

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 06:49 PM

7. Taco Bell is nasty! Ugh - figures they'd donate to Trump.

A fake taco corp donating to a fake - perfect.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 07:16 PM

8. I'd like to make a donation

A big stinky, I just ate a burrito and now I gotta go donation?

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 07:38 PM

9. viva! taco trunk`s we are very dominate

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 09:00 PM

10. Taco Bell is a good source of protein for traveling vegetarians.

So much for that.


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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 09:29 PM

11. Tacos de gringos is running scared.

All my Latino friends call that place Taco Hell. It's not real food much less a good taco. Taco trucks forever.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 10:00 PM

12. Not going there again

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 10:07 PM

13. "Beef Weasand Meat" Taco Bell.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 10:54 PM

15. They've gone from serving pink slime to supporting an orange slime-ball.

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