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-- speed just the jolt lawmakers need Starbucks starting its own campaign trying to push congress to come together and avoid that fiscal clip.
So what is Starbucks plan and what -- customers think about it.
Griff Jenkins hit the ground here in Washington to find out.
Is the clock runs out on the looming fiscal -- one would think.
The last thing you want to add to the folks up on Capitol Hill is another cup of caffeine to their already anxiety ridden nerves.
But that hasn't stop Starbucks from brewing up a cup campaign to encourage our elected leaders to come together.
At all of the Starbucks stores here in Washington.
Like this one in the shadow of the capital there scribbling that phrase come together on every count.
A message directed solely at congress and President Obama.
I have that sent they'd taken notice of it and did hit some of them is that something needs to be happening I -- to -- it's a great idea.
At least do something -- at least is something athlete get out -- her and gives them a.
Looks like they've written something on account there those who sit for a second and sits via system what do you think yeah campaign think it works it's Smart -- -- it's good leadership from the corporate world.
And they need to get people to come together -- make sense I think if they would listen to Starbucks we would solve this -- we wouldn't go off the cliff.
-- is a good idea yes I -- lastly do you think it'll work now what do you think of this campaign.
I think it's a great campaign because we don't want to pay high taxes and we don't want seniors and young people to be affected by economic hardship because.
Times -- -- we've been in this economic hardship almost ten years now so it is time to come together and solve a lot has issues outside of his appointment soon.
Do you think this will actually work this campaign come together.
I think it's -- -- definitely.
The highest act -- getting everybody everybody's -- Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz posted this letter online yesterday.
Rather than be by standards we have an opportunity and I believe a responsibility.
To use our company's skill for good.
By sending a respectful and optimistic message to our elected officials to come together in reach common ground on this important issue.
They even took out a full page ad in the New York Times in the Washington Post.
We reached out to Starbucks for comment but no one was available perhaps understandably so considering the task at hand.
And only time will tell whether the effort succeeds one thing's for sure I'll always remember my last latte before going over the fiscal cliff.
-- toward -- well.
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