Seen this TV ad? It’s everywhere and it’s creepy. It’s brought to you by Americans Against Food Taxes (the website is just as creepy as the ad).
Here’s who they say they are:
Americans Against Food Taxes is a coalition of concerned citizens – responsible individuals, financially strapped families, small and large businesses in communities across the country – opposed to the government tax hikes on food and beverages, including soda, juice drinks, and flavored milks. The mission of the coalition is two-fold: 1) To promote a healthy economy and healthy lifestyles by educating Americans about smart solutions that rely upon science, economic realities and common sense; and 2) To prevent the enactment of regressive and discriminatory taxes that will not teach our children how to live a healthy lifestyle, and will have no meaningful impact on public health, but will have a negative impact on American families struggling in this economy
Here’s who they actually are:
Americans for Tax Reform
Capital Corporate Gifts
Clardy Oil Company
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Fort Wayne, IN
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Minden, Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Pottsville, PA
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Winona, MN
Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc.
Coca-Cola Company, The
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Coca-Cola of West Greenwich, RI
Pepsi Bottling Group
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Pepsi Northwest Beverages
Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages
Pepsi-Cola of Florence, LLC
Pepsi-Cola of Rochester, MNPepsi-Cola Bottlers Association
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Atmore
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Central VA
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hastings
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hickory, NC
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of LaCrosse
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Logansport
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New York
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Pipestone, MN
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Roxboro, NC
Pepsi-Cola Decatur, LLC
Pepsi-Cola Dr Pepper Bottling Co.
Pepsi-Cola of Northeast Wisconsin
Pepsi-Cola of Topeka
Coyote Bait & Tackle
Delta Air Lines, Inc
Jesse White Tumbling Team
McKenzie Oil Company, Inc
Fascinating – guessing some two-way contributions?
NAACP Chicago Westside Branch
NAACP Milwaukee Branch
NAACP New York State Conference
Nehi Bottling Company of Cleveland, MS
Sun Drop Bottling Co.
Sunny Delight Beverages Co.
Swire 7-Up/Dr. Pepper
Swire Coca-Cola, Flagstaff, AZ
Swire Coca-Cola, Safford, AZ
Swire Coca-Cola, LaGrande, OR
Swire Coca-Cola, Union, OR
Swire Coca-Cola, Clinton, UT
Swire Coca-Cola, Draper, UT
Swire Coca-Cola, Midvale, UT
Swire Coca-Cola, Price, UT
Swire Coca-Cola, Riverton, UT
Swire Coca-Cola, Salt Lake City, UT
Swire Coca-Cola, Sandy, UT
Swire Coca-Cola, Taylorsville, UT
So. There you go. “Strapped families and concerned parents” all.