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Old 06-07-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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It's Pride month silly. That is why your Macy's is asking.


Oh woe is me! I 'round up' for the local food bank too when I shop at Kroger's.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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Corporations are people too. Why aren’t they allowed to have political opinions?
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I was just reminded that Tomís shoes was another one to jump into progressive pet causes this year by using their internet marketing to promote gun control legislation.

I like Tomís shoes. Theyíre cute, comfortable, and their business plan of ďone for oneĒ, meaning every pair bought = a pair donated is something that I like. I do not appreciate however my email address being used to send me whiny over-the-top pleas from their faceless CEO admonishing our current gun laws and encouraging me to buy their products in an effort to help support that cause. As I result Iíve not bought any Tomís this year. Iíll follow suit with other companies that concentrate on social issues over delivering consistent product quality to consumers, too.
Toms shoes... save the world by buying yourself stuff!! LOL
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:27 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Corporations are people too. Why arenít they allowed to have political opinions?
They also have religions.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:29 AM
 
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Yes. It's EVERYWHERE.

Here's my day yesterday: Went to MACYs, and asked to give money to help gay people. Then went to lunch, and there was a line above the tip line to donate to something-or-other. Then to the grocery store where I was asked to give to support soldiers. (At least that's not a controversial lefty issue.) Then outside the grocery, some lowlife asked me for money because his car ran out of gas. (Yeah, right.) And, last stop, to the pet store, where I was asked for another donation (to homeless animals, so again, at least it's not for a social lefty cause). And then, at the corner of the parking lot, a homeless guy (there's a homeless shelter nearby, to which I donate) going up to cars at the stop sign, asking for money.

It just never ends. We have entered a new era of society where everyone has their hand out, constantly.
OK, here you are talking about people in general asking for handouts. But your thread title specifically references "leftist social issues". So which is it that really bothers you?

I don't think corporations do anything that doesn't enhance their profits, so if corporations are coming out in support of "leftist" issues it probably means that the majority of their customers like that they are doing so. If you don't like Macy's support of LGBTQ community, shop elsewhere.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:30 AM
 
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So donít shop there anymore? This is what happens when millennials get promoted ahead of their time. I think this is a phase that will soon pass. After all, what large, everyday companies that embraced gayness and transgenderism went on to be a more successful business? I canít think of one that didnít face backlash.
that's a start. but if you don't let them know why you're no longer shopping there they never get the message.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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It's Pride month silly. That is why your Macy's is asking.


Oh woe is me! I 'round up' for the local food bank too when I shop at Kroger's.
So do they have to announce it non-stop over the PA system every 10 minutes? Lowers the caliber of the shopping experience even further. "Attention K-Mart shoppers!"
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Austin TX
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that's a start. but if you don't let them know why you're no longer shopping there they never get the message.
Exactly. In my case, I sent an email to their corporate office letting them know why my Tom’s purchases were going on hiatus. I even included a photo attachment of the 8-9 pairs of Tom’s lined up in my closet. I received a personal reply, and felt satisfied by the exchange. It won’t make a difference in their bottom line, but I felt better, and that’s what mattered.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:35 AM
 
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OK, here you are talking about people in general asking for handouts. But your thread title specifically references "leftist social issues". So which is it that really bothers you?

I don't think corporations do anything that doesn't enhance their profits, so if corporations are coming out in support of "leftist" issues it probably means that the majority of their customers like that they are doing so. If you don't like Macy's support of LGBTQ community, shop elsewhere.
Mostly it's the constant handouts, but if they have to badger customers for money, it should be for non-partisan causes.

And I doubt that most of MACYs customers liked being distracted every ten 10 minutes with blaring PA announcements gleefully announcing their fundraising for gay people or needy schoolchildren in one of the most affluent counties in the country.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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Mostly it's the constant handouts, but if they have to badger customers for money, it should be for non-partisan causes.

And I doubt that most of MACYs customers liked being distracted every ten 10 minutes with blaring PA announcements gleefully announcing their fundraising for gay people or needy schoolchildren in one of the most affluent counties in the country.
Why are they fundraising for gay people? According to the statistics gays have a ton of disposable income. So what are they fundraising for?

Waiting for the "used to be millionaires" charity.

"Eric was a top performer until he got fired. Now he can barely afford the mortgage on his 7-bedroom colonial with indoor/outdoor pool. He had to cancel his 3rd vacation to Fiji this year. Can you help him get back on his feet?"
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