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January 29, 2019
Howard Schultz Takes Aim at Elizabeth Warren's Taxing the Rich Scheme, Medicare
Get all the "Starbucks' coffee sucks, LOL" comments out of your system, because we may need to take Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, seriously. He made a kind of announcement for a possible presidential run on Twitter yesterday and has since been taking aim at the already announced Democrat candidates. He spoke with NPR this morning (I can't yet find the recording to share with you), where he took aim at Elizabeth Warren's tax policy. Specifically Pow Wow Chow's plan to create a wealth tax against those terrible people making more than 1/1024th what she believes they should. But not just taxes, Schultz rebutted what I predict will be yet another Democrat cry of an election: free sh!t.
“Free Medicare for all, government-paid, free college for all — first of all, there’s no free. I mean nothing is free,” he said, telling NPR he sees a “dire need” for “comprehensive tax reform” to reduce the deficit, though he offered no specifics.
“There are a number of areas here that need to be addressed,” Schultz said, insisting “I’m not trying to dodge any question, but I feel like what we have today is an unfair system.”
Don't get me started on the notion of "fairness" but the left does drone on and on about it, while adopting tax policies which are anything but fair.
“However, when I see Elizabeth Warren come out with a ridiculous plan of taxing wealthy people a surtax of 2 percent because it makes a good headline or sends out a tweet when she knows for a fact that's not something that’s ever gonna be passed, this is what's wrong,” he said. “You can’t just attack these things in a punitive way by punishing people.”
This is why I told you to get your Starbucks dunking out of the way. Because Schultz just made a great point. I don't even care if he allows people to add extra pumps of soy into their latte. They were always going to add soy, you couldn't save them.
“But remember, I’ve been an entrepreneur for the last 40 years. I view things a little bit differently than certainly a traditional politician,” he said. “And I have a 30-year plus record of being able to solve complex problems in unique ways.”
Again he's right. You can thank Donald Trump and now the great AOC for what may be a dismantling of the political class. Howard Schultz isn't my favorite person either, but running a huge brand like Starbucks, quite successfully you'll have to admit despite their numerous marketing oopsies over the years, gives him far more credence to lead than say fake native American Pow Wow Chow, Bernie Sanders who didn't earn a real paycheck until he was 40, and Kamala Harris--who we've learned has slept her way to power.
Democrats have every right to be nervous. From the looks of it, with the popularity of both Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans aren't opposed to the idea of electing a non-politician.
2020 gonna be lit.