Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz proposed to to his fellow CEOs that they suspend contributions to all incumbents at the national level of our government until the president and Congress get our country’s financial house in order. I support his proposal and believe that we need to adopt that policy at the individual level.
I have written to Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and to Congressman Norm Dicks to inform them that I support Schultz’s proposal. We need to “starve the political beast” in D.C. until they act collectively to get our nation’s revenues and expenditures into a reasonable state of equilibrium.
I believe all our representatives are probably good people; but, they need to gather the courage to act for the good of the country, as a whole, instead of acting to support their parties and their re-election efforts. Congress will not change until the individual members stand up and act responsibly. I encourage others to consider sending this or a comparable message to our representatives.