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Starbucks said yesterday that its Come Together petition drive, "urging elected leaders in Washington, DC to reopen the government, pay our debts on time and pass a bi-partisan and comprehensive long-term budget deal by the end of the year," has generated close to two million signatures.

"Petitions are continuing to arrive from Starbucks nearly 7,000 company-operated stores in the US," the company said. These petitions are slated to be delivered to Congress and the President today, and will be joined by additional petitions that arrive over the next few days from other organizations and the remainder of Starbucks company-operated stores.
KC's View:
Full disclosure here ... I signed one. Because I am so tired of the high wire act that seems to be SOP in Washington, DC, and it becomes increasingly difficult to see how this ends in anything other than disaster.