We’ve discussed this before, but besides former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz mulling a 2020 run that could scuttle the Left’s hopes of beating President Trump, he’s also trashing their core policy initiative as well. Schultz is a lifelong Democrat, but he’s saying should he make his decision to toss his hat into the ring, he would run as an independent centrist. For starters, he feels that Medicare for All, a popular initiative among the far left, is un-American, not affordable, and not realistic. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a 2020 candidate, said recently on CNN that she’s for gutting private health insurance (via Huffington Post):
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz took a shot at the health care plan proposed by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) that would abolish private health insurance.
“That’s not correct, that’s not American. What’s next? What industry are we going to abolish next? The coffee industry?” asked Schultz on Tuesday during an appearance on “CBS This Morning.”
Schultz went on to say that he doesn’t agree with the desire from many Republicans who want to get rid of Affordable Care Act.
“I don’t agree with that. The Affordable Care Act should stay and it should be refined. But the thing we should get rid of is the insurance industry? Again, this is exactly the situation ?it’s far too extreme on both sides and the silent majority of America does not have a voice,” he said.
Regarding, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) wealth tax proposal, Schultz did not shy away from saying her agenda would lead to full-blown socialism.I know, you guys knew that already, but it’s refreshing to see someone, who by all means on paper is more in their camp, torching all of their action items. Schultz made these remarks on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning. He’s undertaking a book tour at the moment. Warren recently took to Twitter to bash the self-made Schultz, even though she tried to solicit a campaign donation from him during her Senate race.
“Billionaires like Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg want to keep a rigged system in place that benefits only them and their buddies. And they plan to spend gobs of cash to try and buy the Presidency to keep it that way. Not on my watch,” tweeted Warren.
Via NTK Network:
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) believes in programs that will lead to socialism in America during an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
MSNBC’s Willie Geist asked Schultz about his opposition to Warren’s proposed 2-percent tax on people with $50 million or more in assets and whether his opposition was because he wants to protect his own money.
Geist asked Schultz whether he donated to Warren’s campaign.
“I did not,” Schultz replied.
“Why?” MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle asked Schultz.
“I don’t believe what Elizabeth Warren stands for. I don’t believe the country should be headed toward socialism,” Schultz said.
Yeah, and for good reason, has anyone seen what’s happening in Venezuela recently? Also, run, Howard, run!