Skip to comments.Starbucks CEO: Don't donate to pols (Big Obama supporter)
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 Washingtons 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 peoples 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 companys 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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Doesn’t really his match his past history of donating to the most financially irresponsible candidates around — Obama, Patty Murray...
THE COFFEE SUCKS
kind of like asking “Who is John Galt”
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!
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.
Bingo! Let the wannabe hippies have their burnt beans.
the people’s agenda...sounds so politburo...
Dunkin Donuts, Walmart, Family Dollar = Republican
Starbucks and Target = Democrat
It’s the disaster you voted for, fool.
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.
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).
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.
I have never been in a starbucks .....never will now that I know who they back politically.
Vote with your dollars between elections.
My guess is that it's a PR stunt trying to keep money from the GOP.
Starbucks is right - money talks - no money talks louder.
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!
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.
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.
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.
How will that work? Hardly any corporations donate to Republicans.
They don’t now but if they feel the GOP will be more business friendly they will.
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
I knew I disliked Target for some reason....
and they have no problem with 2nd ammendment carry in their stores.