WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the looming “fiscal cliff” still staring Washington lawmakers in the face, the CEO of Starbucks Coffee, Howard Schultz, has instructed his coffee stores in the Washington, D.C. area to place handwritten “Come Together” messages on its coffee cups as a reminder for Dems and Repubs to try and make an agreement over fiscal policy which has eluded them for some time.
The end of 2012 is nearly here and there has been no compromise. Now that President Obama is back from his family Christmas in Hawaii, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and the President have a little more time to hammer out an agreement that both sides will like. For more on what the fiscal cliff name represents, see this link. The biggest change being publicized is the increases in federal taxes set to begin in 2013.
“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,” Schultz wrote. “My hope is that this simple message will serve as a holiday reminder from Starbucks of the spirit that has always bridged differences and that we all have the power to come together and make a difference during every season of the year.”