Howard Schultz may have been a lifelong Democrat because of social issues and because Democrats always have a more successful economy (capital and investment markets do better, stable economy, more widespread general prosperity, better employment levels, good for consumer-oriented businesses like his).
But now we see the real Howard Schultz.
He portrays himself as a “self made” success story who rose from the poverty of the “projects” to success and opposes socialism. The projects? SOCIALIZED HOUSING. If he lived in the projects, he qualified for Medicaid (SOCIALIZED MEDICINE) and welfare. He went to free PUBLIC SCHOOLS through high school and to a free PUBLIC UNIVERSITY (SOCIALIZED EDUCATION) before they started charging tuition (as I did, in an earlier era). But now he opposes all those things for everyone else. “I got mine, screw you.”
First and foremost, Schultz is a billionaire corporatist (please forgive me; I meant “person of means who believes corporations are also persons of means”).
He opposes universal public health care (he has his!). He opposes tax reform that gives TAX RELIEF TO THE MIDDLE CLASS and working people and requires billionaires like himself to pay their fair share that they have avoided for 40 years.
So he would rather make a move that would keep Trump and Putin in charge of total political chaos in the destruction of the United States as long as he protects his own personal billions.
Billionaire Schultz wants Trump (and his corporate welfare and giveaways to rich people like him) to stay in office, but he doesn’t want to admit it. So he will take steps to ensure that Trump wins while pretending to oppose Trump. “No, I’m not enabling Trump; I’m opposing him.” (wink, wink)
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