Starbucks and Politics

      Starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming Fiscal Cliff.{}

      CEO Howard Schultz is asking workers at its 120 DC area stores to write "Come Together" on the coffee cups they serve on Thursday and Friday.{}

      He says it's a way to"send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging them to come together to find common ground."{}

      Last week, Congress and President Barack Obama broke for the Christmas holiday still far apart on a plan.{}

      If a deal isn't reached, widespread tax increases and automatic government spending cuts will kick in next week.{}

      Both sides are due back by Thursday and have vowed to make a final attempt.{}Starbucks notes workers are not required to write the message on cups.{}