Starbucks to use cups for "fiscal cliff" message to lawmakers

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dhjdhj wrote:

Nice idea but Starbucks is one of those global companies that has been playing all sorts of games to avoid paying taxes….so this seems a little hypocritical.

Dec 26, 2012 10:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
jrj906202 wrote:

Each cup should have the message that you struggling middle class,Obama/big govt worshippers, should give your excess to govt,instead of buying overpriced coffee.

Dec 26, 2012 11:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Nullcorp wrote:

Have to agree with the comment from dhjdhj, Starbucks is not known for being a good corporate citizen where tax avoidance and exploitation of loopholes is concerned.

Dec 26, 2012 12:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

Hey Starbucks, print the message on every cup in the U.S. and we’ll all be impressed. I don’t think obstructionism is going to go away soon, so take some of that tax money you’re hiding and put it on the cups.

Dec 26, 2012 12:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
petrovsky9 wrote:

Dumbest. Idea. Ever…..where do these people come from? Serious question

Dec 26, 2012 3:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PapaDisco wrote:

The irony of Starbucks commenting on anything related to taxes is not lost on this audience.

It’s interesting that the “penalty” that creates the fiscal cliff is one that costs every American something (Defense cutbacks, entitlement programs, etc.), and of course the resulting (most likely) recession. Apparently this massive threat wasn’t enough to make professional politicians actually do something.

I wonder how much more effective a “penalty” such as making 100% of Congress stand for a special election would have been?

Dec 26, 2012 8:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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