Starbucks to DC: 'Come Together,' Via Our Cups

Bipartisan message on every cup for 3 days
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2012 9:08 AM CST
Starbucks to DC: 'Come Together,' Via Our Cups
DC-area Starbucks employees are writing "Come Together" on coffee cups in hopes that lawmakers will forge a fiscal cliff deal. Yeah, that oughtta do it.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Starbucks thinks it has the key to the fiscal cliff, and it is caffeinated: But instead of withholding DC lawmakers' joe until they forge a deal, the coffee company is making them drink out of cups labeled "Come Together" until Friday, reports Politico. “It’s a small gesture, but the power of small gestures is what Starbucks is about!,” writes CEO Howard Schultz on his blog. The sentiment is less than controversial, if not nearly universal, and the AP notes that Starbucks could actually score points with customers. Last year Schultz encouraged his fellow CEOs to stop donating to politics altogether until a debt deal was worked out. (Read more Howard Schultz stories.)

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