I call for all board members to abstain against CTB, stock symbol for the Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. CTB has qualified as a PAC, and contributes to liberal causes and candidates. Also, CTB has accepted federal grants as of late to study varying ridiculous theories about the production of rubber. References http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=CTB http://fec-political-committees.fin...And-Rubber-Company-Political-Action-Committee http://www.examiner.com/article/brown-touts-targeted-aid-for-local-companies The total bill to the American taxpayer is well over ten million dollars for the grants. The company has given in excess of $65,000 to liberal causes. I urge everyone to buy their tires at Goodyear. There is more than one way to tackle CTB.