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08/26/2011 03:59 AM ID: 90645 Permalink   

More Than 100 CEOs Say "No" to Campaign Donations

 

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has started a boycott among corporate executives, more than 100 of whom have signed a pledge not to donate to politicians´ campaigns until legislators "stop the partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C."

CEOs of AOL, Frontier Communications, Zipcar, Whole Foods, Intuit and many others are joining Schultz´s crusade against politicians who have "chosen to put partisan and ideological purity over the well-being of the people."

Schultz overwhelmingly donates to Democratic politicians but said the fiasco over raising the debt ceiling was his breaking point and criticizes Washington for not coming up with a long-term deficit solution.

 
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  Good  
 
The only way to get the message across
 
  by: tiggyfiggy   08/26/2011 08:14 AM     
  What´s this  
 
pigs are now flying?
 
  by: Kaleid   08/26/2011 01:28 PM     
  so  
 
The democrats will have to cozy up to the republicans more now to appease their funders? Great.

Otherwise move to the left and tap up the workers unions but I can´t see that happening.

To be honest they more than bent over backwards to get the republicans to agree to raise the debt ceiling, It´s not a great idea to punish them in this way, let´s have some pressure on the republicans.
 
  by: jamesmc   08/27/2011 01:09 AM     
  Most importantly  
 
I think the most important question that I want to know is how the participants of this pledge fall along party lines?

I´m hoping it is fairly uniform between parties.
 
  by: gbestwick   08/27/2011 01:21 AM     
  ...  
 
n/m

[ edited by circuit_monkey ]
 
  by: circuit_monkey   08/27/2011 08:45 AM     
  CEOs of AOL?! Intuit?!  
 
MAN THIS IS SOME SERIOUS STUFF LEMME TURN ON MY CAPS LOCK TO CONVEY THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS NEWS SUMMARY K HERE GOES.
 
  by: Garbasche   08/29/2011 10:34 AM     
 
 
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