Starbucks political push on the fiscal cliff
Starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming Fiscal Cliff. Company Ceo Howard Schultz wants baristas at DC area stores to write the words "come together" on cups served Thursday and Friday.
Schultz says it's a way to quote: "Send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging them to come together to find common ground."
This isn't the first time we've heard Schultz use the "come together" term regarding the Fiscal Cliff talks. He used it in an interview early this month."I'm maintaining my optimism that we're going to see the Republicans and the administration come together and do what's right for the country." he says.
The writing exercise will be carried out by employees at about 120 starbucks around DC. After failing to reach a deal before the holiday, President Obama and congressional leaders will go back to work Thursday. If they don't reach a deal by next week, tax hikes and automatic government spending cuts take effect.
Starbucks notes workers are not required to write the message on cups.