- MBNA = REPUBLICAN LOVERS ?
Wrote this to my credit card company MBNA after learning how much money they give to the Republican Party. I've read and heard differing numbers the past few years but MBNA is a company whose name continually comes up as one of the top donors so I wanted to give them my opinion on paper:
I am writing to inform you that I have recently curtailed the use of my MBNA Visa credit card. The reason for my doing this is that I discovered that MBNA is one of the largest donors to the republican party in our country. I have no interest in supporting an organization which specifically supports one specific political party in this country.
I also found it interesting that not one of your customer service representatives that Ive spoken with over the past few months had any idea about this. These calls were related to my credit card but during small talk I would mention this topic and ask for their feedback.
If MBNA was the largest donor to a cancer organization, a drug treatment program, or something beneficial to society that wouldnt be a problem. I just refuse to have my money go towards supporting the Republican Party. I dont plan to cancel my credit card because Ive had it for many years and have a great credit history with you. I do however want my opinion on record.
Here are two links to articles if you would like to read more. Here is an article from Mother Jones and another from a website called opensecrets.org
I received a reply from MBNA stating:
Please understand that MBNA a a company does not contribute to any political campaigns.
"Like most large companies, MBNA does have a political action committee funded by voluntary contributions from employees. This committee makes contributions to the campaigns of both Democrats and Republicans and is focused on supporting issues of interest to both consumers and the financial services industry. Etc etc etc"
Well I don't know what to think. If it is true that they give truckloads of cash to Republicans and a few leftover dollars to cover their asses to Democrats then something is up in my mind. I think they do in fact lend more financial support to the evil empire, which is not cool.