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Politicians – cut them off says Starbucks CEO

Well hello.  The comments by Howard Schultz are not news, at least not to anyone with a functioning brain.  So politicians seem to only care about re-election and the driving force behind that is fund raising (for their re-election campaigns)…who’d have thunk that?  However you do have to credit him for doing something about it.  This is a step in the right direction.  Go to Starbucks and grab a tall latte today to support Mr. Schultz’s activism for the public good.  To take it one further drop your political contribution in the tip jar – it will do far more good for the economy in a barista’s hands than a politicians. 

By the way, did you know, at least I understand this from a CNBC profile report, that Starbucks employees get medical insurance benefits, pretty cool huh.   And they’re not even union.  Another reason to support Howard and Starbuck’s with your caffeine addiction.

Starbucks CEO to DC: You’ve been cut off

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is fed up with Washington.

And he is doing something about it.

Spurred by what he describes as a failure of leadership on the part of lawmakers, Schultz is mounting a one-man bull rush against a political culture that has “chosen to put partisan and ideological purity over the well being of the people.”

What does that mean? No more political donations — not for anybody.

And he’s recruiting other CEOs to join him.

“I am asking that all of us forgo political contributions until the Congress and the President return to Washington and deliver a fiscally, disciplined long term debt and deficit plan to the American people,” Schultz wrote in a letter that was passed on to members of the NYSE and Nasdaq.

The goal is to hit lawmakers right where it hurts: the pocketbook.

All it seems people are interested in is re-election,” Schultz told CNNMoney on Tuesday. “And that re-election — the lifeblood of it is fundraising.”

You can read the rest of the story here, on your coffee break.







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