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Scotts Miracle-Gro goes out on a limb with political donation
Washington Post ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | T.W. Farnam

Posted on 08/09/2012 3:23:34 PM PDT by BRL

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To: IronJack

The Democrat fertilizer of which you speak is primarily a soil conditioner and only limited quantities of fertilizers.


51 posted on 08/10/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by monocle (Some polls are desi)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

I really don’t care about political contributions. having been in a position for many years where my input was needed for political contribution decisions, I understand the hows and whys businesses make them.

My personal “boycotts” on businesses are determined by their policies and positions that affect my business and personal decisions and policies.


52 posted on 08/10/2012 10:52:19 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

This company fires employees for engaging in legal activities on their own time. Do you actually agree with that?

As a matter of fact, yes, I do. And it’s not because Scott threw money Romney’s way rather than Obama’s. It’s because private companies, less and less perhaps, have or at least should have the right to hire & fire whom they choose. And, by the way, what’s the definition of “legal activities” these days? Right now, pedophilia’s one or two law suits shy of “legal.” And, believe me, as a 3-pack-a-dayer, I’m not equating pedophilia with smoking.

It seems to me that THE COURTS, certain legislative bodies, and, oh yeah, our chief executive are the problem, not the whims of private corporations.


53 posted on 08/10/2012 11:01:10 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: commonguymd

OK - so I was off by a year or 2. As far as I know the policy has not been changed and it is being embraced by more and more companies.

As I said, I support their right to hire anyone they choose based on any criteria they choose - I just have to question the business sense of a company that immediately writes off between 20 and 25% of the workforce because they have fallen for the lies of the anti smoker industry.


54 posted on 08/10/2012 11:05:20 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Mach9

I also agree with it - but will not give them my business because I personally do not think it is the business of any business what I do on my own time as long as I am not breaking the law.

My problem with them is they support forcing other businesses to have similar policies and support legislative moves to keep me from allowing my employees to smoke while working. I don’t care what their employee policies are - I only care they are trying to dictate my employee policies.


55 posted on 08/10/2012 11:13:13 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: BRL
Republicans have lawns and gardens.

Democrats have window boxes.

56 posted on 08/10/2012 11:21:08 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: BRL
I live near Scotts which is near Columbus, OH. This was on local radio news. I found it interesting. On the radio the company said they did not care if they alienated customers who disagreed. I suspect that most people who upgrade to Scotts products are not dems anyhow:-)

I'm relieved. I was afraid to click on the link.

Miracle Gro is the basis of a automatic plant feeding system for 16 raised beds. I will happily stockpile it now.
57 posted on 08/10/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: Gabz

Honestly it doesn’t sit well with me at all. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


58 posted on 08/10/2012 11:33:46 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: IronJack
I said Miracle-Gro is a good product.

Agreed. Miracle Gro is a great product for drip watering and feeding systems. Their soil mix is not so great and is expensive. The preferred mix is 1/3 vermiculite, 1/3 peat moss and 1/3 potting soil. It works great for me.
59 posted on 08/10/2012 11:38:10 AM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: commonguymd

I understand what you are saying, and agree with you.

However, I will defend them in their policy only because I don’t want any more government interference with how a business conducts its business. But that is where I part ways with any support for this company - they support government interference into how other businesses conduct their business.

Alas - there are many FReepers who also support government interference with how businesses conduct their business and choose their clientele.


60 posted on 08/10/2012 12:12:31 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: PA Engineer

I use the 1/3 grouping - but 1/3 composted manure, not potting soil.


61 posted on 08/10/2012 12:19:42 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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