GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-
Del Taco will be opening in January on Highway 6 and 50. However, plastered on the building right now isn't the Del Taco logo, but it's a Romney-Ryan campaign poster. Some residents are complaining, saying that business and politics should not be combined.
Although the Del Taco corporation doesn't endorse a candidate, the owners of the Grand Junction franchise aren't shying away from expressing their political views.
H.B. Mason, operations partner of the local Del Taco franchise, said, "We as small business owners, we own this property, we own the building. We support Romney and Ryan because they believe in the small business."
Mason says he's standing firm on his decision to broadcast his political views at his place of business.
"We do live in America; we are not a socialist community. We are a free market; we are allowed to do what we want. There are limits to things that we do, but to go up and support a man who believes in the small business, believes in us, wants to help us grow, I want to go out there and support him," Mason said.
Some residents are questioning that move.
Laura Wachler, a concerned citizen, said, "Everybody has the right to vote for whomever they choose. I have no qualms with that. What I do have a problem with is mixing business and politics."
Wachler says her money will be better spent somewhere else.
"By disenfranchising possibly 50 percent of your customer base by putting something like that seems odd in my opinion, and I'll tell you, if it were Obama posters up there I would be saying the same thing," Wachler said.
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