A CEO tells DC: You’ve been cut off. Finally!

August 18th, 2011 by NC Tea Party Staff Categories: Archives No Responses

Folks, let’s all follow suit here. How about no more political donations to anyone on any side! This is also what America should do with taxes, stop paying them for a year to force a new tax system and to weed out those blood suckers that are feeding from our tax dollars. Cut off the supply and make them straighten up and fly right.

From CNN Money:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is fed up with Washington.

And he is doing something about it.

Spurred by what he describes as a failure of leadership on the part of lawmakers, Schultz is mounting a one-man bull rush against a political culture that has “chosen to put partisan and ideological purity over the well being of the people.”

What does that mean? No more political donations — not for anybody.

And he’s recruiting other CEOs to join him.

“I am asking that all of us forgo political contributions until the Congress and the President return to Washington and deliver a fiscally, disciplined long term debt and deficit plan to the American people,” Schultz wrote in a letter that was passed on to members of the NYSE and Nasdaq.

The goal is to hit lawmakers right where it hurts: the pocketbook.

“All it seems people are interested in is re-election,” Schultz told CNNMoney on Tuesday. “And that re-election — the lifeblood of it is fundraising.”

Schultz said his breaking point was the contentious debate over raising the debt ceiling — and the failure to reach a long-term solution to lower deficits.

Read the entire article.