Starbucks Circulating Petitions To End Gov Shut Down
Starbucks intends to circulate petitions at locations across America "urging lawmakers to reopen the partially closed government and avoid a looming default."
The news was announced by Starbuck's CEO Howard Schultz. It sounds like someone needs to explain social media to Schultz, althought it's probably just more marketing hype.
Schultz said he was acting because of a "sad and striking realization that the American people have no platform with which to voice their frustration and outrage" over the shutdown, which began last week after Democrats rejected Republican efforts to undercut the Affordable Care Act.
The "voluntary, non-partisan" petition asks Congress and the White House to reopen the government, pay U.S. debts on time, and pass a long-term bipartisan budget deal by the year-end.
Factually, the government does not have to default as a result of a failure to raise the debt limit. It can still service its debt. What remains to be seen is just how much political
activism Starbuck's customer may be able to stomach with their coffee.