The holiday cheer still lingers around DC, despite the slushy weather topped off with sleet. Except instead of the gingerbread and tickets to Les Miz—or Mis!–the Capitol is chugging back to work on the looming fiscal cliff. The White House Pool reports that President Obama is heading back from Hawaii tonight to DC, which seems like a positive sign for the cliff standstill. Heck, even Starbucks is getting an opinion about the cliff.
But cheer up! As Michael Allen just blasted out via email, if the politicians can’t come together on a fiscal resolution than Starbucks can:
“Starbucks chairman, president and CEO Howard Schultz this morning asked his Washington-area employees to write ‘Come Together’ on each customer cup today, tomorrow and Friday, as a gesture to urge leaders to resolve the fiscal cliff. This is the first time the world’s largest coffee chain has urged baristas to write a specific message on cups.“
Allen sort of disapoints us by not following up with the other staples of the Hill like Cosi, Potbelly, Roti, Good Stuff Eatery or even The Dubliner! Surely if all of these places banded together, we could reach some sort of agreement on the fiscal cliff. Or even threaten to withhold their daily meals to staffers in a sign of protest.
Until then, we guess “come together” will be about as close as we get to an agreement.