The average American spends approximately $800 per year, or $65 per month, on household necessities. And lots of those everyday necessities are made by companies that overwhelmingly support the GOP!
In other words, if you start buying different dish soap, toilet paper, and paper towel brands every month, you could help make a significant dent in Donald Trump’s next presidential campaign fund.
With that in mind, below are the political affiliations of a few of the most popular everyday essentials brands:
Kirkland: Goods Score = +68. Kirkland is one of Costco’s private labels. The company and its senior employees contribute a medium level of cash to politics at a spread that goes 96% Democrat. The hot dogs! The pizza! The free samples! Add, of course, now you can also add the toilet paper to the list of reasons to love Costco!
Cottonelle and Scott: Goods Score = +40. Both of these brands are owned by Kimberly Clark, who along with its senior employees contribute a low overall amount of money to politicians and PACs at a breakdown that is 46% Republican and 54% Democrat. Pretty darn good!
Charmin: Goods Score = -44. Charmin is owned by Procter & Gamble. Cincinnati, Ohio based P&G and its senior employees donate a lot of money to politics at a breakdown of 54% Republican and 46% Democrat. Not so good.
Angel Soft and Quilted Northern – Goods Score = -99. Both Angel Soft and Quilted Northern are owned by Koch Industries, who has the worst Goods Score of any company on our app. Koch and its senior employees contribute to politicians and PACs at a very (very) high level, with a breakdown that’s 99% Republican and 1% Democrat.
Viva: Goods Score = +40. Viva is another brand owned by Kimberly Clark. K.C. also owns the Scott towel brand too, so put both on the Good list.
Up & Up: Goods Score = -40. Up & Up is one of Target’s private labels, and Target contributes a lot of money to politicians and PACs, even though the split is 50% Republican and 50% Democrat. Thumbs (and arrows) down.
Bounty: Goods Score = -44. Bounty is another brand owned by Procter and Gamble, so it’s in the same boat as Charmin (lots of money to politics and 54% Republican).
Great Value: Goods Score = -58. Great Value is one of Wal-Mart’s private labels. The company and its senior employees, not surprisingly, have a very high contribution level to politicians and PACs (and they do so at a level that’s 58% Republican).
Brawny: Goods Score = -99. Brawny is also owned by Koch Industries . . . so another one bites the dust.
There are two major players in this category: Kleenex, owned by Kimberly Clark, with a Goods Score of +40, and Puffs, owned by Procter and Gamble, with a Goods Score of -44.
Easy choice: Kleenex for everyone!
Colgate and Tom’s of Maine: Goods Score = +67. Both companies are owned by Colgate-Palmolive, who along with its senior employees, contributes a low overall level of cash to politics and at a breakdown that is 19% Republican and 81% Democrat.
Arm & Hammer and AIM: Goods Score = +49. These brands are both owned by Church & Dwight. The company and its senior employees contribute only a small amount to politics and at a breakdown that’s 28% Republican and 72% Democrat.
Crest: Goods Score -44. Crest is another Procter and Gamble brand. And yes, this includes Crest Whitestrips. Sad.
As you can see from this list, it’s hard to figure out what to buy to not support the GOP. And that’s exactly why we’ve pre-vetted essentials products for you on our website.
Just go here, shop, and you’ll never have to worry that you’re supporting the GOP: