How do you feel about the 25k In and Out Burger donated to the republican party?

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  1. Ericthegreat
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    First off, why is In-N-Out Burger even donating to the GOP in the first place? I can't see the logic behind such a donation.

    Also, agreed. Something like Chick-Fil-A I can kind of understand, but boycotting a restaurant just because it donated to a certain political party is just silly. Both parties need to stop demonizing each other.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that if surveys were taken of those boycotting them, that at least 40% of these people wouldn't even be regular customers.

    Bottom line - many people believe their backside smells better than everyone else's when the reality is that everyone has a backside and almost all of them stink. Scrub your own before demonizing another.
     
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    Because all companies donate to pretty much both parties to be on their good sides. As for me, In-N-Out burger doesn't have a place within 100 miles away, so yeah... I would like to try their food though, I've always wanted to. Plus, they treat their employees great from what I heard, and pay them a decent wage, which makes me happy.

    As for the boycott, a fast food boycott won't work. 95% of their customer just don't give a fuck, and just want to eat. As long as they aren't being boycotted because rat poison was found in their food, they're good.
     
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    Well, good for them. I don't care whether or not a company donates to a political movement or not. As long as their food's good, I'll keep eating there. Fuck politics.
     
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    I think a more likely place where customers would really boycott would be like in nfl, movies, music. When I found out McDonalds was donating to political parties, I still stuffed my face with triple cheese burgers and nuggets. Or like Dicks Sporting Goods, thats a good one where they decided to stop selling guns and their stocks tanked.
     
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    if this works half as good as what chic fil a did they're about to be packed
     
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    People tend to stop giving a fuck about things, when it affects their belly. :P If anything, this boycott will probably help them in the end, lol.
     
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    The average chick fil a makes $4,000,000 a year, you have to win a lottery to open a franchise (franchise only cost $10000 but you have to share like half your profits with them forever, but they will pay for the property)
     
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    They're free to donate to whoever they please. Some people might be shocked by this, given that In-N-Out is mostly a West coast thing, but they're just backing the people who give the most handouts to corporations and keep workers' wages low. In that sense it's not really surprising at all. We're a long way away from changing the culture of corporate entitlement.
     
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    BINGO. From a financial standpoint it makes sense for Corporations, and wealthy people in general, to vote Republican. Supply side economics, which the GOP has based its fiscal mentality around since the Reagan Administration, vastly favors the wealthy.

    That being said lower income people who vote Republican, with economic policy in mind, are dimwits. The GOP taxation policies are not designed to benefit you.
     
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    I don’t care that they donated to the GOP, in fact, I think it’s rather silly about people boycotting them. I also heard that they are a christian restaurant like chic-fil-a.

    But that’s just something I heard and I still don’t care. I saw an ad for their restaurant with a person in it eating one of their hamburgers and damn that hamburger looked good as hell.

    Wish I had that restaurant in my area, but sadly I don’t
     
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    It's a pretty small donation and people should be able to donate to whatever cause they want.

    Getting upset over 25k is pretty ridiculous. That's less than a year of school at many colleges.
     
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    Yep. At the same time, Democrats are better for the long-term stability and growth of the economy, which raises all ships. However, Republicans and corporations have been shown time and again to prefer short-term solutions such as sucking all of the money out of economy before the next impending economic crash (that they create). Just to hoard everything for themselves and keep workers from getting a slightly bigger piece of the pie; at least enough to keep pace with inflation.
     
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    Gonna go grab some in n out in a bit, love that they're open late.
     
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    I didn't realize there were rules of who you could and couldn't give your own money to. /s

    Honestly it's stuff like this that steers me away from reading most political related news.
    Whenever I do it's almost exclusively some group getting mad about what another group has done.
     
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    I mean there aren't, but there aren't many rules about how people are allowed to react to that act either. A boycott is well within anyone's rights, no matter how futile it may be. Personally I've never eaten there since they aren't in my area, so I don't really have a horse in this race. Can't deny I eat the fuck out of some Chick-Fil-A near constantly, though. Too damn tasty, hell I see (obviously) gay people eating there all the time. :lol:
     
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    Direct action lol
     
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    That's fair, people will be people I guess.
     
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