Image Source: Starbucks

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY


The fiscal cliff continues to loom with only a week left for lawmakers to agree on a solution and now companies like Starbucks are weighing in on the debate. Here’s WZTV with the details.

“‘Come together’... that's the message on coffee cups at hundreds of Starbucks' locations in D.C. The company hopes the campaign will get the attention of Washington lawmakers who've been unable to reach a deal to avoid America going over the fiscal cliff.”

On the company’s blog, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he believes the power of small gestures might help lawmakers when they reconvene Thursday. Schultz wrote...

“Rather than be bystanders, we have an opportunity—and I believe a responsibility—to use our company’s scale for good by sending a respectful and optimistic message to our elected officials to come together and reach common ground on this important issue.”

Congress went on Christmas break before finding a solution to the widespread tax increases and government spending cuts set to begin next week. If a resolution is not found there are fears about the impact the fiscal cliff could have on the U.S. economy. Earlier this month, Schultz told CNN...

This single issue has a seismic effect on the rest of the world ... and the domino effect of a bad outcome here will have significant negative consequences.

Now, this isn’t the first time Schultz has attempted to influence Washington. Politico reports...

“Schultz has been a critic of Washington gridlock in the past, declaring he would cease making political donations in the wake of the 2011 debt limit battle.”

Starbucks also plans to buy full page ads in the Washington Post and The New York Times as a part of the “Come Together” campaign.’

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Starbucks Pushes For Fiscal Cliff Deal With Coffee Cups

by Nichole Cartmell
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Dec 26, 2012

Starbucks Pushes For Fiscal Cliff Deal With Coffee Cups

 

Image Source: Starbucks

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY


The fiscal cliff continues to loom with only a week left for lawmakers to agree on a solution and now companies like Starbucks are weighing in on the debate. Here’s WZTV with the details.

“‘Come together’... that's the message on coffee cups at hundreds of Starbucks' locations in D.C. The company hopes the campaign will get the attention of Washington lawmakers who've been unable to reach a deal to avoid America going over the fiscal cliff.”

On the company’s blog, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he believes the power of small gestures might help lawmakers when they reconvene Thursday. Schultz wrote...

“Rather than be bystanders, we have an opportunity—and I believe a responsibility—to use our company’s scale for good by sending a respectful and optimistic message to our elected officials to come together and reach common ground on this important issue.”

Congress went on Christmas break before finding a solution to the widespread tax increases and government spending cuts set to begin next week. If a resolution is not found there are fears about the impact the fiscal cliff could have on the U.S. economy. Earlier this month, Schultz told CNN...

This single issue has a seismic effect on the rest of the world ... and the domino effect of a bad outcome here will have significant negative consequences.

Now, this isn’t the first time Schultz has attempted to influence Washington. Politico reports...

“Schultz has been a critic of Washington gridlock in the past, declaring he would cease making political donations in the wake of the 2011 debt limit battle.”

Starbucks also plans to buy full page ads in the Washington Post and The New York Times as a part of the “Come Together” campaign.’

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