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  •  What happened to "it's not personal,it's business" (0+ / 0-)

    The whole schtick of American Corporations is they're only supposed to care about one thing, which is MAKING MONEY FOR THEIR SHAREHOLDERS. Beginning, middle, and end of the story. That's the logic. They are "persons" 'incorporated' (literally, 'making a body') out of nothing as a legal fiction specifically so they can operate in a dual mode of having a purpose (making money) while having some legal protections (ability to sue, etc.) This is why we have regulations on various things about corporations, because in the quest to make money these logical soulless entities would otherwise do whatever it takes to make money (see a gazillion examples, everywhere.)

    So conservatives who allegedly believe in free market capitalism, corporations, and the logic of the dollar are supposed to have "personal opinions on social issues"? It's not possible. The dude should be fired for ever thinking such a thought, because the only thought a CEO should ever have by their own standards is HOW TO MAKE MONEY.

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 01:27:20 PM PDT

    •  RIGHT.. and What Makes This Doofus (0+ / 0-)

      some sort of huge moral figure??

      dude, you sell moderately good chicken sandwiches... LOL. THAT is all you got.

      "We are beyond law, which is not unusual for an empire; unfortunately, we are also beyond common sense." Gore Vidal

      by Superpole on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 03:43:14 PM PDT

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    •  not to be pedantic, but CFA appears to be private (0+ / 0-)

      as in privately held, NOT owned by shareholders outside the Cathy family.

      Check end of first paragraph here

      Now the franchisees may have a beef (pun intended) but as far as shareholders go, it appears to be only the Cathy family.

      America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

      by dagnome on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 03:59:50 PM PDT

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