Some D.C.-Area Starbucks Baristas Are Ruining Operation Come Together, and Consequently, America

A Starbucks employee writes a message on a cup of freshly brewed coffee at a local store in Washington, DC on December 26, 2012. Starbucks stirred the political pot Wednesday by urging its baristas to write "come together" on its cups as a way to pressure US lawmakers to compromise on a deal to avert a year-end fiscal crisis. Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz said the American coffee giant was recommending its first-ever message on the side of tall, grande and venti (small, medium and large) drinks sold at its Washington stores as a way to help break the capital's gridlock on the so-called "fiscal cliff."  Lawmakers and the White House have less than a week to work out a deal aimed at preventing tax hikes from hitting all Americans and a series of deep, mandated spending cuts from kicking in beginning January 1.
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With less than five days to go until the country plummets over the fiscal cliff, Harry Reid is calling John Boehner a dictator who cares more about being reelected as Speaker of the House than saving the economy, and Boehner’s office is suggesting that Reid “talk less and legislate more.” If Congress is still not cooperating, that can only mean one thing: Some D.C.-area Starbucks employees have not been writing “come together” on their coffee cups today, despite CEO Howard Schultz’s decree. The proof, as they say, is in the Twitter. 

Thanks a lot, Starbucks baristas. Your laziness and insolence have ruined this country.

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