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October 4, 2011

Starsucs Wants You to Slip Them Five Bucks "For Jobs"

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Sense of Events: Starbucks gets it backward
This is completely backwards. If Starbucks wants to "stimulate the economy," it can start by lowering its darn prices. Leaving money in customers' pockets will enable them to spend the savings in other businesses rather than have a donation sucked into a bureaucratic mixing machine where each handling step causes loss of impact.

Posted by Vanderleun at October 4, 2011 12:54 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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A clue as to the dumbassednes of this idea:

Some of the donated money goes to "community groups." Kiss. Of. Death.

Now, if that money were to go to an American equivalent of "microloans" or "microgrants" for people to invest in a vending cart or similar mini businesses, it might have some merit, but that's not the plan.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at October 4, 2011 1:25 PM

"Community Groups" => Democrat vote-buying fronts.

Posted by: sherlock at October 4, 2011 1:58 PM

Who drinks that swill besides failed swells and people with too much time on their hands.

Posted by: Peccable at October 4, 2011 4:19 PM

I gave through the IRS.

Posted by: Anonymous at October 4, 2011 5:48 PM

I can't help but wonder: Regarding the "Coming Soon" bracelet, which I am told will help me "stay informed and learn more", will there be Americans employed in it's production?

Posted by: azlibertarian at October 5, 2011 12:21 PM

Starbucks... this is the company that closed 600 stores in 2008, permanently erasing 12,000 direct jobs (and laying off 12,000 people) in the process.

Posted by: Tina at October 5, 2011 8:33 PM

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