On Monday in an interview on CNBC, Starbucks Billionaire Howard Schultz made an epic statement that got a lot of democrats including the like of Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortex running unhinged.
During the interview, Howard Schultz who was a former Democrat, but now running for President as an independent, was asked why he didn’t run under the Democratic party?.
Mr. Schultz said
“I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don’t know their views represent the majority of Americans. “The way I’ve come to this decision is, I believe that if I ran as a Democrat, I would have to say things that I know in my heart I do not believe, and I would have to be disingenuous.” He added.
Howard Schultz also went ahead to debunk Ocasio-Cortez’s idea of “a top marginal income tax rate as high as 70 percent” saying “I don’t think we want a 70 percent income tax in America.” Schultz believes the party has moved too far left, and he doesn’t believe in their tax and spending priorities.
He also responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that billionaires represented a policy failure and that the U.S. was “immoral” for allowing an economic system that allowed for billionaires to exist. Saying
“It’s so UN-American to think that way,” Schultz responded. “I’m self-made. I came from the projects and took advantage of the promise of the country. I’m living proof of the American dream.”
But Ocasio-Cortez took this personal and launched an attack against Howard Schultz on twitter.
“Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to ‘work their way up’ or that ‘maybe they should start with city council first’?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to “work their way up” or that “maybe they should start with city council first”? https://t.co/3d8Nenrvl5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 30, 2019
Howard Schultz rags-to-riches story is a well known one and a very good definition of someone “working their way up.” But with the blind hatred Ocasio-Cortez has for the rich, she ignored it and payed severely
Because running a massive company that employs hundreds of thousands of people is more of a record than pouring drinks for people. https://t.co/qOOU5x4BMs
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 30, 2019
Seems like an odd criticism from someone whose first elective office is the US Congress. https://t.co/DfaFZAMcx5
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) January 30, 2019
For an individual who magically turned a tiny coffee shop to a Billion Dollar Company, it’s very clear Howard Schultz is someone who works his way up.