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Starbucks CEO: Don't donate to pols (Big Obama supporter)
Politico ^ | 8/15/2011 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 08/15/2011 6:50:42 PM PDT by tobyhill

The CEO of Starbucks is urging fellow business leaders to join him in getting Washington’s attention by refusing to give money to political campaigns until there is a serious plan to rein in deficits.

“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,” Howard Schultz wrote Sunday in an email to business honchos obtained by POLITICO.

Schultz called on CEOs and other corporate executives to “voice your perspective publicly,” and he has done the same in recent days. Last Monday, he wrote to all Starbucks employees blasting “the lack of cooperation and irresponsibility among elected officials as they have put partisan agendas before the people’s agenda.”

In the letter to business leaders, Schultz said “businesses need to do all they can to accelerate job creation.” And, in his message to employees, he said Starbucks would do just that. The company’s “innovative, global growth and new distribution channels will continue to create full- and part-time jobs, and not just in the U.S., but in the more than 50 countries where we operate,” he wrote.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ceo; ceoboycott; corporateamerica; donors; election2012; starbucks

1 posted on 08/15/2011 6:50:45 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Doesn’t really his match his past history of donating to the most financially irresponsible candidates around — Obama, Patty Murray...


2 posted on 08/15/2011 6:53:56 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos

THE COFFEE SUCKS


3 posted on 08/15/2011 6:56:53 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Mount Athos
It's a head fake to try and keep corporations from donating to Republicans because he knows corporations are abandoning Obama at a record pace.
4 posted on 08/15/2011 6:56:53 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: tobyhill

kind of like asking “Who is John Galt”


5 posted on 08/15/2011 6:57:00 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: tobyhill

Please stop all donations to anyone who has been there for more than 4 years. It will suck for a while, and then we will have to lose the lobbyst’s. That will really starve the establishment!


6 posted on 08/15/2011 6:57:00 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: tobyhill
Congress and the president

I think it's funny how he capitalized Congress and gave Zero the lower case p for his title. More fitting both should be minimalized, but it's funny nevertheless.

7 posted on 08/15/2011 6:58:27 PM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Bingo! Let the wannabe hippies have their burnt beans.


8 posted on 08/15/2011 6:58:40 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: tobyhill

the people’s agenda...sounds so politburo...


9 posted on 08/15/2011 6:58:50 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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46 Days And FR Is Still Short Of Its Goal

Name Another Site Where You Can Get As Much Information

Can't Think Of One?

Then Why Don't You Donate

10 posted on 08/15/2011 6:58:53 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: tobyhill

Dunkin Donuts, Walmart, Family Dollar = Republican

Starbucks and Target = Democrat


11 posted on 08/15/2011 7:00:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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It’s the disaster you voted for, fool.


12 posted on 08/15/2011 7:00:41 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here’s your Change!)
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To: tobyhill
Just saw this on Scoreboard on Fox Business. Also, on the same show, Christopher Haan (sp), democrat strategist, called the Tea Party Congressman “Gomer Pyle types”!
13 posted on 08/15/2011 7:00:56 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Col Frank Slade
THE COFFEE SUCKS

I need to put half of Cuba in it for sugar. I could see it growing on me though but I don't go there. A coffee at Starbucks puts a few cents in Obama's pocket. I go to Dunkin Donuts where I know the money goes to good use.

14 posted on 08/15/2011 7:03:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Col Frank Slade
THE COFFEE SUCKS

Actually, it only seems that way because Starbucks has killed off all the purveyors of really awful coffee (well, at least those that don't make most of their money by selling gasoline), and now represents the floor from which coffee quality rises.

I actually appreciate the predatory nature of Starbucks: all the surviving independent coffeehouses and roasteries now provide really good coffee (in the college town where I am located, the local coffeehouse has really good coffee, has expanded to four branches, and kept Starbucks' presence down to a drive-through located where it will snare out-of-towners and a coffee bar in one of the local supermarkets).

15 posted on 08/15/2011 7:05:23 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Mount Athos

Mr. Big Daddy Starbucks, weren’t you really foolish to donate to the Obama shyster, after all, you’d never let an incompetent bungler like Obama in your corporate lobby let alone the boardroom. It is great advice to Democrat donors to boycott “Pols” Thanks.


16 posted on 08/15/2011 7:05:42 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: tobyhill

Stuck Farbucks.


17 posted on 08/15/2011 7:06:53 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill.
18 posted on 08/15/2011 7:07:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rodm
He'll be donating to Obama tomorrow after he calls for a boycott today.
19 posted on 08/15/2011 7:07:58 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: tobyhill

I have never been in a starbucks .....never will now that I know who they back politically.

Vote with your dollars between elections.


20 posted on 08/15/2011 7:10:27 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: SunkenCiv
“At least some democrats are certainly sweating it if Schultz decideds to proceed unilaterally with this threat (unless of course it is nothing more than a PR stunt).”

My guess is that it's a PR stunt trying to keep money from the GOP.

21 posted on 08/15/2011 7:10:45 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: tobyhill
politicians may not listen to their constituents, but they listen carefully to their donors - and act for them.

Starbucks is right - money talks - no money talks louder.

22 posted on 08/15/2011 7:23:36 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: tobyhill

If memory serves, Starbucks was asked by a few in the military in Iraq to send some coffee at the beginning of the war.....Starbucks said they would, but would charge our guys.

Caribou Coffee is ALSO dem supporters.

I hope they both go out of business....they voted for it!


23 posted on 08/15/2011 7:25:59 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: tsowellfan

They donated Starbucks’ coffee to forces in Iraq. We’d keep a case below the coffee maker in my office. There were conexes full of Starbucks coffee on Camp Victory. I’d use their house espresso in my coffee pot. It was very strong (no one else would drink it) but boy would I fly though my work.

Thankfully, I found Maxwell House South Pacific Blend on return to the States. It’s helped me ease off their espresso.


24 posted on 08/15/2011 7:35:25 PM PDT by Justa
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To: Squantos

Me neither and I don’t drink coffee but I tell everybody I know that that does, that Starbuck’s a commie-obama supporting corp.


25 posted on 08/15/2011 7:35:47 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Mortrey

They sent coffee, tons of it. It was the 1 lb. bags of assorted types, usually seasonals and the large, silver bags of house espresso I drank quite a bit. I doubt the military paid for it since it was freely distributed out of conexes along with the care packages.


26 posted on 08/15/2011 7:40:26 PM PDT by Justa
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To: tobyhill

How will that work? Hardly any corporations donate to Republicans.


27 posted on 08/15/2011 7:42:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

They don’t now but if they feel the GOP will be more business friendly they will.


28 posted on 08/15/2011 8:17:09 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t understand a named business coming down, publically on either side....seems to me they would automatically lose most customers from the other side......they’d lose me for sure....and they did


29 posted on 08/15/2011 8:34:16 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: tsowellfan

I knew I disliked Target for some reason....


30 posted on 08/15/2011 9:40:44 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Justa

and they have no problem with 2nd ammendment carry in their stores.


31 posted on 08/15/2011 10:40:16 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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