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China's President Xi asks former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to help repair U.S. ties with Beijing
"Points. The president of China has asked the former CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, to help prepare US Chinese relations, admitted tariff war and tension over technology and security. Schultz Open Starbucks First China outlet in 1999. And is a frequent visitor there. In a letter President Jean Jean Ping encourage Schultz to play an active role in promoting
Tipping the Waiter at the TikTok Table; Howard Schultz: This is a five-star emergency
"Up on today's podcast tech and the platform that's finally got adults talking tick tock tech stocks have been on a tear salesforce Microsoft and facebook all hit record highs this week. But leading the charge apple last Friday I will lead over ten percent in one day yesterday the stock closed at an all time high and now apple is just a few percentage points away from hitting a two trillion dollars market cap the golden number to get it there four, hundred, sixty, seven dollars and seventy seven cents a share. And it looks like apple wine this milestone before it's order one stock split goes into effect at the end of this month. The other companies in the headlines? This Week tiktok beloved by teems commonly misunderstood adults, and now a chesapeake in international business and diplomacy. Here's injury Ross Mark and we've been talking TIKTOK and Microsoft and all of what's happening in Washington. Eunice Yoon reporting now that it's not just Microsoft but to other tech firms that are in talks with Tik Tok owner by dance over a possible sale in president trump said yesterday, he was ready to approve a purchase of the US operations tiktok. But then he said the only woman to do it if the government receives a lot of money in exchange listen to this. Microsoft or somebody else who was the Chinese? What what the price is the United States could should get a very large percentage of that price because we're making it possible without us you know I use the expression it's like the landlord and the tenant. And without the lease the tenant doesn't have the value what we're sort of in a certain way the lease we make it possible to have this great success, tick toxic tremendous success, but a big portion of its in this country. Sale? Yeah. Whatever the number is, would it would come from the civil on Wall Street banker problems. By the way they call that tipping the waiter, but I don't think we've ever tipped the government for transaction president trump said he told Microsoft's CEO that a very substantial portion of the price is going to have to come into the treasury of the United States because quote or making it possible for this deal to happen I was on the phone by the way with. The people involved in this transaction deal teams on all sides who heard that yesterday. Couldn't really even make. Heads or tails of what the president was saying how. Would you hey the government what would that look like could there be a formulation where ultimately you come to some kind of transactional agreement and then you announce that you're making some kind of infrastructure investment in the in the United States who you're going to create some kind of jobs I'm literally, this is the conversation that's happening inside the room among these companies. If we created some companies without yesterday we got to it. It's what did you say? I. Heard it reported yesterday when I first started reporter yesterday I thought he's just saying this stuff off the cuff he doesn't really mean it. Then I saw what he actually said I thought wow, he does mean it. I don't even know how you could possibly as somebody WHO's working on this deal come up with anything that makes any sense and Steve Ballmer Steve Balmer was with us yesterday and said as a shareholder as the top shareholder Microsoft he would love to see this deal get done at the right price. Gets an exciting proposition for Microsoft. obviously depends on the price. Price is important as well as whatever restrictions come from a government perspective but I think it's an exciting avenue for Microsoft to really increase its consumer base. I don't know how you figure out any sort of pricing right pricing when you have to then go in and add some significant number on top that you'd be paying to the US Treasury. Well, what are they? Going to happen is because this is a bit of evaluation game. And I hate to say, we're going to be using trump valuation but I think that what's going to happen is they're going to effectively. Create a higher valuation for the overall business. Then kind of create something where they can say we're giving you something and that bite dance is giving it. That's the other important part of the view at least from what I understand Turnley among these groups is that the money has to come out of China not out of a US company. So you're going to have to make it appear whatever that whatever it is that you're giving to appear that China's not getting part of that's because Peter Navarro and others don't frankly want US money. Ten twenty thirty billion forty billion dollars ending up in the hands of China for the. So there's so many sort of China. has already weighed in. On this today that China has weighed in on this today through some of the states that media where they are saying that you know the US is basically stealing us and trying to do take off with this that it's a rogue nation now at this point. So the idea that you are going to come up with something that satisfies the trump administration and at the same time satisfies the communist government in China Good luck with that I mean this is they're going to get caught in between the two the two with this because even though China may not. Necessarily, be looking for some of the same angles. It's not going to say, okay, it's okay for the US to come out looking like this and stealing our company and don't worry about it. CEO of Tiktok you know or bite dance don't worry about it. We'll live with that sort of a kind of a slap in the face. To all this stuff we're talking about it. Sorry Andrew it. It overshadows the the lead of the story right and that's that there are possibly other suitors for the US. Of tiktok, we we we talked yesterday Andrew about well, maybe media companies would be interested in this property. Now, you know the the wording here that that we use her that Eunice was reporting was other tech offense, which which makes it even more interesting and who these other tech companies. May Be an at. Are they based in the US or are they elsewhere? It would be very I. I would imagine it would be very hard for Google or Amazon or an apple etc to try to buy this company given the anti-trust pressures on them, I. Think my understanding was that the White House preferred that liked the Microsoft choice from a regulatory perspective. So it's all very interesting by the way the other piece of this is the part I. Really don't understand if you're apple today, you know we're talking about this two trillion dollars market cap that keeps going up and up and up. Given. Given. The China risks now now, maybe look they foxconn supplying hundreds of thousands of people if not more than are making these phone so maybe they can't just say to Tim. Cook. Good luck to you but I would think there would be risk if we do this to a Tiktok what kind of a backlash reciprocal. Backlash is China going to have for some US companies doing business there? That's the part I don't understand say knock built into any of the. It it's it's no different than the same conversations we were having during the depths of the trade war. Right? We had these same conversations. We push too hard if the tariffs are to punitive companies are companies like apple, the ones that are going to face the pushback or the retaliation in some way and I think it's fair to say that that that never really came back to these two tech companies I mean, she didn't say where those tech companies were based and and I wonder what the US would do that if if it was being pursued by a company, another technology company based in China but not based in the United States either how would Sylvia's see something like that and would they still threaten to turn off the the APP in the United States if it was not a US company?
IRS Announces Taxpayers Can Make Checks Directly Payable To Any Corporation Or Billionaire They Want This Year
"The onion and onion public radio. This is the topical I'm Leslie Price. Mother fucker and we'll be right back. Hey, does anyone know who I talk to about getting my w two? If there's one thing everyone hates. It's doing taxes. However, the Internal Revenue Service recently announced a major change that they're hoping will make it easier this year for taxpayers to file OPR's financial correspondent Marcy Hammond joins me now with more on this marcy. What can you tell us well as lead the? IRS is rolling out a new system that will cut out the middleman so to speak starting this year. Year tax payers are instructed to just make their checks payable to any billionaire they want. It certainly does get rid of a step or two, but what led to the IRS making this change well irs funding has been cut by twenty five percent in the last ten years leaving the agency understaffed and under resourced. It takes a large workforce to get all that money into the pockets of the. The wealthy so from the tax agencies point of view. This change kills two birds with one stone. I spoke with Iras agent Marcia Krieg. Who explained how it works? Sending money to us have become irrelevant wasteful step. The IRS would cash taxpayers checks only for the funds to then be transferred to billionaires in the form of corporate subsidies, tax breaks and money grants for the corporations, but having tax payers. Payers right there. Check directly to Mike Bloomberg. Bill Gates or anyone in the coke family really streamlines that process so tax payers choose which of the nation's richest CEO's. They send their money to to be honest. It doesn't matter any of the five hundred and forty billionaires in the United States will do because your cash is eventually going to end up going to them anyway. However Payments Jeff Bezos. The fastest interesting, and how has it been working out for those who have already filed their taxes this year? Well I spoke to a few taxpayers, and so far they seem to think this new rule just makes sense. It was really easy. I paid my billionaire online turbo tax offered me some suggestions to choose from Howard Schultz Jack. Dorsey I chose the Elon Musk option and with just a click I deposited the money right into one of his. His offshore accounts I went down to H. and R. Block and ended up owing two hundred dollars to mark. Zuckerberg. I thought about fudging the numbers a bit, but facebook probably House on my financial that already in I. Don't WanNa on it. That brings up an interesting point. What if you owe a lot of money and taxes and the time to pay off or to get an extension? Well Billionaires Larry. Page Jamie, Dimon and the Walton family of. Of already set up their own tax, departments offer payment plans to tax payers, but just a warning. The interest rates are very high. It might be your only choice if you can't afford to pay. Just don't try to duck out on paying unlike the IRS, these tycoons wield a lot of power, and they will ruin you. Good advice but marcy I have to ask. This information has been out for a while now and today is tax day it. It seems like all. This information would have been more helpful to our listeners a few weeks even months
Providing Cost-Effective Quality Consumer-Driven Healthcare with Henry Legere, CEO, Founder at Reliant Immune Diagnostics
"What inspires your work in in healthcare. Henry I mean so there's not just one thing but one thing that I can say Is definitely a seminal moment was when I was in the fourth grade? My Dad had a stroke right in front of me out at a restaurant and so over the course of from being in the fourth grade through going to college. My Dad was in the military at the time so he was considered a hundred percent permanently disabled after that and Had been veterans benefits that when The Radio Administration froze veterans benefits in the eighties. They hit our family. Pretty hard and so Trying to find access to healthcare when the veteran's hospitals and clinics were closed and then actually be able to afford healthcare. You know just being a child and watching your your parents struggle like that was very impactful so when I went to college. It was halfway with a sense of purpose to you know one day. Try to practice healthcare and be compassionate and and just be mindful of the challenges that families with healthcare burdens experience. Wow that's a story man. I I didn't even know that. So at one point during the Reagan administration the VA closed. Yeah so it was. It was one of those things where it was one of those things where the government didn't have a budget and they were playing hard ball and so I think that the Reagan administration and I'm not playing politics. I you know. I think that I think the Reagan administration so there were a lot of entitlements that they needed to be cut when you're trimming the the belt and try to figure out how to balance the budget and get people to come to the table and it was a bargaining tactic and it just went on and on and on so they ended up being about. I don't remember if it was six or nine months. But you know when you're looking for a doctor you're trying to pay those medical bills. It was a long time to end. It wasn't just the you know the medical benefits it was also the factual salary my dad guy as a disabled veteran so it was even just the stipend that we lived on and then suddenly we were. We went from very little money almost no money. Oh yeah that. I'm sure that was hard. I'm sure that was hard. And you know it's Really really thank you for sharing ad. pizza history that you know. I feel like maybe some of us didn't know like me or some forgot and it's worth remembering but more than anything Henry. It's it's the impact that it had on you. And how what you're doing today to improve access and make things easy for people it's really inspiring so this is a great opportunity for us to zoom into your company and help listeners. Understand what exactly it is that that you guys are doing. And how is it that it's helping the healthcare ecosystem? Yeah great so telemedicine in general has so much potential and it had this potential since it was conceived of more than fifteen years ago and the biggest challenges earlier in Telemedicine telehealth technology regulatory so early on even if you could get patient to connect on their phone to perform some sort of medical consultation in many states. It wasn't legal. You had to have prior physician patient face to face relationship and so there were. There were legal regulatory barriers in place. And then how you actually conducted the visit. Whether it was over a land line or computer was was different in different states could actually conduct the visit whether had to be board certified physician or if it could be one of the mid levels like a nurse practitioner or a PA working under the direction of the position that also different statements state and so with those hurdles in place and made it very challenging to utilize. What has the potential to be something very much more affordable and also something they can almost immediately increase access and so One of the positive developments over the past couple of years technology has caught up so with Bluetooth connected triage devices so everything from blood pressure. Cuffs to blood glucose monitors to pulse ox senators to devices that can allow you to image eardrum. The back of the Throat Medical Stethoscopes. That are Bluetooth connected. All of those can be integrated onto a software platform that can then give live accurate information to providers that could be sitting remotely and state by. State. Those laws have caught up so that now you can actually establish a patient provider relationship through telemedicine visit so the promise of telemedicine. It's just on the verge of being realised even Federal Government in. Hhs has relaxed regulations on conducting. Telehealth is it's because they realized that our current health care models not sustainable men in order to really be able to cut costs. You have to take advantage of these cost-saving technologies without compromising the quality of care and so at the end of the day everything still has to come back to the quality of the care that's been delivered but for simple visits things like cold and Flu. Differentiation strep throats ear infections initiating birth control science pressure pain rationality pink. They're just so many types of visits that you can tackle using the tools that you already have in front of you and so we tried to do is go even a step further and create an entire network nationwide of physical locations where we will. We can do what we call hats. Telemedicine visits so instead of just being a simple visit. That's limited to the information that you can convey you know with a phone call or with a video call. We WanNa make sure that we have all the tools on site so that we don't compromise any aspect of the patient visit so that we can actually get really high quality lung sounds capture. A HEART RHYTHM performing K. Jeez on sites get pictures in the mirror drum. And so we've set up these pods that we call Are Empty box pro version and really what they are just enhanced telemedicine visit and it works through a partnership with either a doctor's office that don't have access to specialists or with other non traditional locations like a pharmacy where a pharmacist or or member of this team can be trained by our practice. The telemedicine extender and so they go through a credentialing process and training process and we basically show them how to be a medical assistant in our medical practice and then we maintain their certification on our administrative platform and then it becomes shoe partnership so when people are on site in any of these pharmacies they can initiate a doctor's visit or visit with one of our other practitioners like nurse practitioner or a physician assistant so Exciting Times it really is and you know as you think about that moment when your dad didn't have access to care what you're doing today is just like incredible and it kind of reminds me of Howard Schultz his experience with his dad. Not sure if you know that experience historic now yes so Howard Schultz the CEO of starbucks his. His Dad got hurt at work and it was a real is really bad. And they let him go and they didn't cover any of his bills and it was really bad and it really affected the family in a in a severe way that because of that he made a decision that every employees even part time at starbucks would have
Breaking Down Bloomberg's First Debate
"Up on today's podcast. The ninth and possibly the liveliest democratic debate in Las Vegas. This was the first debate performance for Michael Bloomberg and the other candidates came out swinging. I like to talk about who were running against a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horseface lesbians and no. I'm not talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg. It was also the first chance for Bloomberg to respond to criticism on the public stage. Here's an exchange with Senator Elizabeth Warren as she pressed him to release women employees from nondisclosure agreements that prevent them from talking about sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. I hope you heard what is defense was. I've been nice to some women. The mayor has to stand on his record and what we need to know. Exactly what's lurking out there? He has gotten some number of women. Dozens who knows to sign nondisclosure agreements. Both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace. So Mr Are you willing to release all of those women from those nondisclosure agreements? So we can hear their side of the story. We have a very few nondisclosure agreements. How many finish. How many of them accused me of doing anything? Other than maybe. They didn't like joke. I told and let me let me play agreements between two parties. That wanted to keep it quiet and that's up to them. They signed those agreements and we'll live with taxes you know from all sides and just want to show everybody a quick exchange between Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg believed it Democratic Socialists. Working People not billion as healthcare for all educational opportunities. Chopstick we have the best known socialists. In the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. But I miss here. Well you'll still work in Washington housewives. The first problem live in Burlington House too. That's good and like thousands of other Vermont. Subba cap to give me for that whereas your home which talks which tax haven New York New York City. Thank you very much on my taxes. And I'm happy to do it because I get something for. Bloomberg also drew negative reaction from the audience for his comments on releasing his tax retur variously transparency Mayor Bloomberg. Your campaign has said that he would eventually release your tax records when it comes to transparency but people are already voting now why should Democratic voters have to wait? It just takes us a long time unfortunately or fortunately fortunately I make a lot of money and we business all around the world and we are preparing. The number of pages will probably be the thousands of pages. I can't go to turbo tax but I put up my tax return every year for twelve years in City Hall. We will put out this one. It says tells everybody everything they need to know about every investments that I make and where the money goes and the biggest item is all the money I give away and we list that every single donation I make and you can get that from our from our foundation anytime you want. And this was Bloomberg's response to whether he supported Senator Bernie Sanders proposal. That would require all large companies to turn over up to twenty percent of their ownership to employees overtime absolutely not. I can't think of a ways that would make it easier for Donald Trump to get reelected and listening to this conversation ridiculous. We're not going to throw out capitalism. We tried that other countries tried that was called Communism and it just didn't work again. That was an answer that actually agreed with. There was some people who said that's not the answer you given a Democratic primary. That it's an answer you would give if you were in the actual campaign against president trump but that was the one that really resonated with me with. Yeah okay. Honest answer on that part of Ari Fleischer on twitter last night tweet aways going on saying that. He couldn't fathom how the whole Party that nobody in the party when they're asking their capitalism everybody's there with the exception maybe of Mayor Bloomberg I think Amy Klobuchar also said that she was a capitalist of believe in capitalism. But you know you know how everybody gone mad that this is just not what it is but by the way I mean Look Bernie. Sanders calls himself a socialist. Whether it's a democratic socialist or whatever you WANNA call the it's strange led a little bit of circa firing squad feel for me or someone said a gun fight in a lifeboat or something like that. But but what what I'm coming to realize is that Bernie is in the stage. Yep He's got grassroots. He Does Sport. And these people are gonNA turn out and if he just keeps winning and winning and winning. I don't know what you do. There's a difference between the democratic establishment and millions of of Democrats. That are voting for him. And you can't just say no. We don't like the way this looks so we don't like our prospect and who knows what the prospects really are. You never knew. He may have some people think he might one four years ago if he so. I've always been a Bernie Bro and BRO now. Well no Birdie Bro. If I had to pick I'm not sure at this point I immediately came in and I said to you this morning. What else you got sick Bernie because you think that makes it better or ascribe any type of weird and just let's is beyond her hand in a while snow but seriously that's the sixty came up. You got anything got anybody else you got it. We're shoulders Howard Schultz. Is he done? He's definitely divall Patrick and he come back and Bloomberg's campaign seemed to acknowledge his difficulty with this last night. I think he got better at the end to answer at the end was a fairly strong answer. His campaign said he's just warming. I mean the. What's the the reason the night? By the way do you know Neil Patel? We've had on the program. The rights that that Bloomberg is the gap that Bloomberg's performance the gap between an influence or marketing campaign and putting an actual product in front of reviewers. And I thought that captured beautifully Ashley happening here and I think it is online he. He's you know if you had sixty billion dollars you really do start thinking that you just might us man and when it comes to the woman whatever you want to say it but when it comes down when when the rubber meets the road you really do have to debate and you need to be good and fast and strong and all those things none of which and I started feeling. Sorry for he did. Have everybody coming after is not something we really happy. Start Feeling. Sorry for him. But there's an old adage in its most Jewish things don't ever feel sorry for someone has a Gulfstream jet. You just never never feel sorry for someone who has a g six V you just. Shouldn't I mean there could be things that happened? They can always fall. But you still felt sorry for. It'd be because as you know and I've said it a million times. Maybe he's not a great debater isn't clearly but if you look at what? I what he did in the city in the public sector and then the private sector. We're different we're different on what we think is competent and a nanny. State to me is competent. Well no no. Other major initiatives took it was. Well run under Giuliani to look at him now than in your eyes. I mean you think he's like a lunatic. Look let's just leave it at Bernie Bro- stick with that. He's in the center. He's at fifty eight percent. Something on League dictums on CNBC earlier. This week I don't know if it was yesterday the day before and I guess. He said that he thinks. Bernie Sanders bigger threat to the markets. Then they'd run a virus and your lights night's performance. You wonder if there's anybody who's GonNa stop along the way but the market and took the Marlboros. Go UP THE STRONGER. He gets because he's a could be another McGovern. I'm not I'm not coming out of my no. Well we know what you think but put the markets aside. Let's Talk Real Economy Bernie Sanders. Wins Your CEO in America. You're see on America's because this to me is really to one thing Mike Bloomberg was right about okay. Bernie can't win but no I'm saying if Bernie wins I think that every ceiling American not to Bernie San monkeys flat out of my reread to leave the set. Look by the way people can carry where he says the same thing trump right and even even two months before he won. People would don't really you don't really think that's the same thing. No I'm not saying it's health your honest opinion of what is Bernie's if you had to bet all your money on what. What are his chances for winning? Is it twenty five percent? Do you think it's that high winning? In general winning in the general we in the journey and the general third no more than you think a third see. I think that's I don't think it's a third what was weird less gets overwhelming at all. No I think it's I think in becomes very what would there have to be more. I don't know what would happen. He'd have to be the nominee and something else anyway. Joining us right now with reaction to last night's debate pollster and political strategist frank. Bunce FRANK WANNA get your action to all of this. I think the whole night was challenging moment. I WANNA take you back to two thousand twelve when Rick. Perry was moving three or four points a week in the race against Mitt Romney. He participates in the first debate. And he's destroyed and it ends his candidacy. I think Mike Bloomberg we will look back at this debate potentially as the beginning of the end because he did not come across as prepared and more importantly I don't think captured the tone of the audience that he doesn't understand that there are more women than men who are Democrats that they don't like this Aggressive behavior and I don't think in Blooberg defense of capitalism against socialism. He doesn't realize that. So many Democrats prioritize socialism over Frank. I WanNa ask you about the preparedness issue. Because he I know we'll say he only got into this campaign ten ten weeks ago but he's been preparing for this for a very very long time. How could he not have been more prepared? Well and what were the right answers to some of these questions? Well I so I want viewers to know that I did work for Bloomberg in two thousand one and back then. He doesn't like language. He doesn't like debates he doesn't like that. Kinda give and take that's not what he's about. The problem is it's what the Democrats are about and he should've known that these candidates who are going to take him on frankly. I don't know what the response is for the challenge about the nondisclosure agreements in terms of capitalism vs socialism. He's GonNa Remember. You should know that. The average Democrat is working class. The average Democrat is middle income and having a capitalism vs socialism debate among the average Democrat. Bloomberg's GonNa lose that and Bernie Sanders and the reason why is leading right now is going to win that contest. Frank do you believe Bloomberg will follow through on his promise to spend another half a billion dollars defeating Donald Trump on one of these people that just you know completely eviscerated him last night. Have you think once he realized you just said maybe it's the beginning of the end of his candidacy? He sees it. He's not going to be the candidate. Will he follow through and spend another four or five hundred million dollars on somebody else well? He's not done because we still have a South Carolina debate coming up and Super Tuesday. If you look at the state by state polling Bloomberg is actually taken the lead in some of these states doesn't if you said that it's probably the beginning of the end it was. Do you believe he will follow through and spend his money to defeat? Donald Trump by backing Bernie sanders or the eventual nominee is. Do you believe he'll do? I think Mike Bloomberg will have a problem backing Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren because he simply disagrees with them ideologically on their economic last night's performance by Elizabeth. Warren puts her back in the game in a way that she might not have been just Twenty four hours ago. I'm going to surprise you but my answer is no because I don't like Democrats attacking Democrats they want you to focus on donald trump but that's what Bernie Sanders has been doing so successfully and he seems to be the runner. And that's exactly. Why is the Front runner and Elizabeth Warren Attacking Buddha judge as well as Bloomberg? I don't think that sits well with the average Democrat. I'm will tell you know. Sandra has been attacking his his competitors in this race. No He's been speaking clearly and loudly and pronounce way in a position that for the center of the Democratic Party. And they like what he's saying and he is going to trump more than the rest of them I think last night was a good good debate night for Sanders because he clearly articulated a point of view that none of you may agree with but for the center of the Democratic Party. Remember this is not the center of America for the center of the Democratic Party Bernie. Sanders speaks to them. He's emotional he's passionate and it's the reason why he's now the front runner and what we got to run but what happens if if he is the nominee against trump given what you know given what okay. What are your odds for the first time ever ever on a TV program? I will say that trump will have the narrowest of advantages narrowest inch. Yes that's all that's all this going to be a brawl. It's going to be ugly selection ever and even though centers outside the mainstream the press will protect him. The media does not want trump elected. It will come down to election day. Okay Frank clots with an interesting perspective. Great to see this morning. Thank you thank
Panera Bread/Au Bon Pain: Ron Shaich (2018)
"Ron Shake isn't a household name like you say Howard Schultz but you could argue that. What Howard Schultz did for coughing Ron shake did for cheddar broccoli soup or the SEO cheese he's Bagel because like Howard? Ron Wasn't just focused on product. He was interested in creating a space of place where people could hang out for a long time. Maybe even have a PTA meeting or social gathering and really linger over that Bagel or cup soup. This is the famous third-place concept concept that both Howard Schultz and Ron shake wanted to tap into in. That's how Panera became one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in the world. In fact if you've invested the seven thousand dollars in Pinera stock in nineteen ninety nine. You'd be sitting on more than half a million dollars by two two thousand seventeen now. The thing is if you met Ron shake say in high school. This is not the path you've predicted for him. Ron Wasn't even interested in business. Is Passion was politics. His parents were raging liberals and Ron grew up going to rallies and volunteering on campaigns. All over New Jersey eventually went to Clark University where naturally he majored in politics and he was quickly elected to student government. And that could have been Ron's life life except for one day when something happened to Ron and a group of friends something kind of small but something that when you look back on it probably probably changed his entire life. Yeah so we. We were in a local convenience store called store. Twenty four cross the street from the main entrance to the Clark campus and they accused US shoplifting and tossed us out cecily guys just being rowdy earnings or wild. No we were shopping but I came back to campus episode and I was in my dorm with a couple of friends and I said you know. Why are we shopping there? How they can they treat us like this? What supports that store? We said what do we need what we can we can do this ourselves. We can have our own convenience store and I said you know this isn't going to be that hard. Let's go do it. And we approach the university. They weren't so keen on this but I moved the question to student body They voted in support of it and I basically agreed to spend that summer between my sophomore and junior here opening this convenience store guy. Wow So. What'd you guys Sal We sold Everything from drinks to Munchies two cookies and candy and you know our assistant manager would come to my apartment at five in the morning and we actually would go to this deep discount supermarket and buy I don't know ten or fifteen baskets full of merchandise that we'd stocked the store with and We hired twenty or thirty different students to work there. I will be very franken. Saint Joe's more interested in that store than when I was in my own academically. And and your guy who's all still focused on public policy in government but I guess this it was Kinda cool you liked. He kind of liked doing business running a business. Yeah and and you know. I didn't see myself as that kind of guy and it took me a wile to make sense of that but in so many ways running a business is no different than campaign in fact a campaign is a the business that that essentially has one day in which it ends a business campaign that goes on and never ends so at this point in his life. Ron Wasn't quite sure what he wanted to do. Business or politics but people around him saw how how much he loved running that convenience store and a lot of people said. Hey why don't you get an MBA. So Ron did he enrol at Harvard. Business School in Nineteen seventy six. And when he finished unlike a lot of his classmates who went into banking or finance ron decided to go into retail and he took a job in the mid west and a place called held the original cookie company. Twenty stores in shopping malls We grew it to about one hundred and twenty five. I took the job as the third year of the NBA. What I mean by that is I took a job as a district manager? Basically Iran ten or fifteen of these cookie stores half the United States and I spent went My time running around the country and I ended up opening thousands of these cookie stores around the country so as certain point you're learning about the cookie business I guess and then at a certain point you get this idea like hey I can do this myself. I can have my own cookie store yes and and I can literally remember traveling Cross Indiana. I'm away to Fort Wayne Dope a new cookie store and it hit me and I said why are we opening this in a Mav. There's a huge opportunity open these in in an urban setting. Why don't we open one and I can remember going to my boss? I remember him taking me to meet. Beat the CEO of the company. Said I wanNA open an urban cookie. Store looks him and he says we don't do that here. We Open Mall based retail units. I thought to myself well. If you're not GONNA do it. I'd like to go do it. Why shouldn't we and I'm the Kinda guy by Sam going to do it? I want to go do it and it led led me to actually resigning my job and I moved back to Boston and I started looking for real estate and the reality was. Nobody would Li space for cookies. Find any sir for cookie store because they thought it wouldn't make enough money to pay the rent. 'cause I had no credibility. Yeah I had no real money I had you know no balance sheet to sign a lease and so I went to my dad and I said I I want my inheritance. Whatever it's going to be I want the opportunity to use it and I had about twenty five thousand dollars Ned Essentially let me. He gave me seventy five thousand dollars and that one hundred thousand dollars became the GRUB stake the equity. That allowed us to build that. I four hundred square-foot cookie store. Wow in downtown Boston. What did you name the store? We named it the cookie jar and I can remember. We took the toll house recipe. Right it off the bag. I bought a small mixer and I would pass out cookies in front of the stories that we were building. It and I'd start to adjust the recipe based on what I learned talking to customers and and you were the baker. You were making cookies yourself. Yeah we opened. There were three employees. I made it was me and to folks I will never forget at that day. It just seemed like people never stopped walking a coming in and purchase fifty thousand people day going by and I'll never forget it. I got to the end of the day walking past or foot traffic. Yeah but I got to the end of that at first afternoon. We opened one o'clock guide and by six we closed and my back was hurting. Oh and legs were hurting. And I can't in the money and I I realize we only brought in four hundred dollars. I mean you forget when we talk about business what it is the self the four hundred batches of cookies buck each and the amount of energy and work that goes into
"howard schultz" Discussed on The Corp
"Months never happened and it wasn't because of that speech but if I did not tell the truth if I wasn't transparent. I didn't ask something of them. starbucks would not have transformed itself yeah and so leadership also is about having the confidence in your people to understand and being with with you. The other thing is I was very vulnerable in front of ten thousand people and I think leaders especially men have a hard time demonstrating inning vulnerability and I think it's a strength of character. Not a weakness and people come to come to you when you're vulnerable yeah I. I have two more but I know I'm reading right now. Yeah I agree. I have one. I have a bunch. I'm obsessed with it and so there and I'm talking for like the great young entrepreneurs when we do this podcast. That's my inspiration and they don't get to hear someone like you very often. You build an empire conglomerate and you build it through great people. How important a is people in an organization one and two if Howard Howard Schultz was twenty two at a B. School or just out of graduate you graduated from school and you're broke like a lot of our listeners. We all were broke right. What what advice would you give yourself or twenty two twenty three year old on how to impress someone a coward. If I want to get a job in your offices Seattle so so first off Alex I do not have a business degree. neither do I. I visited me three yeah so nice. Everything I've learned in a sense I learned learned growing up and and learn from others so what I've told my own kids. is first off. You have to find something that you really love and you can't fake and I got to be really curious about the world and put yourself selves in situations where you're uncomfortable. You're meeting. People were not part of your sphere of influence and be curious as possible about the world in terms so in coming into starbucks about interviewing for jobs when pressing me I'm not concerned about your resume. Away went to college. I want to know about your life. I want to know about your personal story. you know one of the questions. I I ask everyone. I've ever interviewed is tell me the book you're reading and I'm I'm not so sure they just want to know. I want to know more about you. I'm when I'm when I'm always looking for is people who are hungry people people who are willing to sacrifice for the company and every one of us is going to make a hiring mistake mistake and the hardest thing for an entrepreneur anyone one in business is to realize that you made the higher mistake because you convince yourself that you can change that person and more often than not you can't so one. One of the lessons of entrepreneurship in all aspects of business is if you're GONNA fail fail fast yeah and admit it and move on yeah and try not to make that that mistake again but but there isn't a business that I know of any business that is not skewed towards the values and behavior of people and the people must be aligned must be facing the same direction and everything about behavior matters and everyone everyone's is is on the leader and so live your life like the cameras on yeah. Did you have another question for you. Go last question Okay Alaska and maybe a short unbelievable. Oh you kidding me for your team. They're fantastic. We we love. We love our shows. We Love starbucks and homecoming for me so I'm happy to be here in a great mood Howard when you think about the early mid eighties thought about this dream that you had and by the way you didn't tell us that you had to convince Sherry to you. GotTa come with me honey to Seattle because there's something she's like. I'm not going to anyway. That's another conversation but when you thought about your performance you get your. Mba guys to right. Here's the three five seven-year performa you left something out and it was going into communities. African American Communities Hispanic communities like my community and for whatever reason to three or five dollar starbucks. Maybe wasn't in the plans a guy a six foot nine point guard comes into your office right. Magic Johnson says I can be your partner. You've never franchise at the point right. What about Magic's pitch right convinced you obviously it was a very successful hundred and twenty five stores then you bought back. My question is tell tell me about Magic's pitching what you thought. When you walk into your store sure so I had a mutual friend who said one day that that Magic Johnson wants to come to Seattle meet you so you mentioned the Michael. Jordan store said I'm absolutely worse you know so so Irvin Magic Johnson walks in and you know his personality he is a few yeah and and he had a genuine genuine concern for bringing quality premium products into underserved communities and he said I'm coming here to invite you to something I want to invite you to a movie theater owned in La and I said so we later we met magic. We had dinner We knew what he what he wanted to do. What the pitch was and he said I want to show you come to the movie theater so he was involved at the time. I don't remember the company Sony Anne Theater Okay so guber yeah so he took me there. and what I saw was the without question the fact that he and his understanding the African American community specifically skewed towards doing something for for them that they would not have had access to so for me it was it wasn't so much magic. Although it was it was an opportunity opportunity to bring starbucks to underserved communities in a way that at the time we didn't quite understand. We didn't have the the the knowledge of how to do UH. I think we have the license to do. We didn't so we needed. I think an ambassador and and magic turned out to be exactly what he said he would be. He showed up and he was real. we had a great partnership and then as we got bigger and more scale got into other businesses. It was just an opportunity. I think think to realize we did great things together. We're still friends today but magic opened up the door to some underserved communities for us and it was the only time we did anything like that and and Jordan's wedding and so I'm still friends with urban still we're both rooting for Michigan State yeah. I think we both probably be at that game on Sunday. If they play Duke I know Howard representing over sixty million Hispanics and having starbucks all over our community entities yeah. We love it and we thank you for. Can I come when we're starting so I was in Miami two weeks ago. Okay and you know I have a an endeavor. We're going on right now about thinking of running for president. I think I heard something about that Alice. Did you know that I did and then by the way the peoples of means thing. You got roasted for that you know. I think it'd be fantastic. Thank you so while I was in Miami. I gave a speech at Miami. Dade it college okay yeah and then after that I was invited to Vicki's bakery in the Cuban section of Miami okay and I had an extraordinary opportunity to talk to about one hundred people in front of this very famous Cuban bakery and all I heard all all afternoon was these greats American stories of Cuban Americans who had come from Cuba and realized great success and so when I hear the President President talking about the downside of Immigration what I experienced that day gave gave me great hope and understanding about the power of immigration and these wonderful cuban-americans. I love that that's been tasked love that yeah yeah all right you ready for a little rapid fire. New Yorker Matt Matt Your Mind. You're fine. I'll start easy what what's up with the sizes. I don't WanNa say I never say the names. Let's head to have its own land. You should actually run for president be like hey listen. If I become President I will change it back to small medium and large. I've vote for you. I have no involvement with starbucks but okay I mean we created a language in America but it's I mean I always say small medium. WanNa know what you mean right okay so they get your name right most. That's what name do you give. I always get my real name. Yeah yeah exactly I worry last-named cats. I'm a bigger guy okay and you're about to have a son. I understand yes so will he be little cat. Yes he will until big and then he will. I don't know what he'll be. Maybe Tiger Tiger okay yeah. What about Oh. I actually thought of this while you're talking about the roasters you talk about innovation with the row stories. What have we had a person at the front door. Who just made fun of you when you walked in the door and roasted you? You said you were in innovation a you. In the way you walk in. It's just he just urine ugly. You know and just yells at you and then boom. You're in the rosary. I I think we will pass on that. Okay all right. That's fine Alex Miss sometimes it tops don't fit and I still that's a problem. Okay said saw a problem. We've had that problem. I think I think it's been fixed but I apologize scheduled on your pants yeah every now and then yeah yeah next time it happens chimney cleaning bill okay there we go I actually have something door. Forego the the cleaning cleaning bill the ice ice coffee. It's not uniform so sometimes they'll be like a little luke warm and then sometimes it'd be too much ice. I need a uniform. I know how much I getting. How much ice would you like. I'd like a good amount of ice where it doesn't like sometimes it's at the end. You're drinking like this weird weird gross lukewarm. There's no one is left so we're. GonNa have to work in the okay the straws. Are you GonNa do pay us or you know we're. We're and actually doing that now. I believe what about Metal Strauss people don't like metal stores because they could hurt kids a metals if the future father. I'm I agree with you. There okay I don't even know how that works that this. The big straws are sometimes a little too big. They're like actually all the time because they're the same size they're like. Maybe half an inch too big so we're going to take that back Yep. Okay you got that one. Just keep that What about getting my dad brain dump literature okay. This one kind of doesn't make sense but it makes a lot of sense. Have you ever thought about serving McDonald's French fries starbucks. Take the best thing for me. Donald let me think about that starbucks. I know now okay. That's a good idea though that's a really good idea bulls. It's bull culture blows eating things get ahead of that and Macho matches big. Get ahead of that yeah. That's a big idea. That's a big one more Norah Jones in every starbucks big nor Jones it just set the mood feels like and then my last one what about J..
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz ends presidential campaign
"And I say we do have some breaking news to share this morning this does have some presidential campaign ramifications former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is out he has dropped out of the presidential race now most people may snicker and say well we don't even think he was still in the race yeah and been really in the debates and heard from him in awhile but he was someone who some had feared could take votes away from some democratic candidate so now he's out former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz dropping out of the race for president we'll see if that really means much as far as the the race goes likely not but there have been some concerns and among Democrats that he might take away some votes do a little Ross Perot in if you will that's a term but no more he's
"howard schultz" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Mounting, an independent run for president least. That's the conversation. That's the possibility independent run for president. And it was a story about how he has. Now brought in a Republican strategist Abby McCloskey, I don't know Abby McCloskey I've never had a dealing with her. I don't mind her taking a job. It's totally fine by me. I was thinking about Howard Schultz because when he first came on the scene in this conversation. I said there's a possibility for Howard Schultz wheel possibility for Howard Schultz. I think that there is a path and see why this drives Democrats crazy. You have people who are just tired of the left in your people who are tired of Trump. And e you fill this middle. Now, does it work in practice? Not really always works in theory. It's not in practice. But I said, I think there's something interesting here. I forgot about him. I forgot about him. And I read the story, and I said this is not the moment for Howard Schultz. And the reason I say that is that I think that the left is. So messed up. So unbelievably radicalized, I'm not saying that Trump is this beacon virtue. But they're so between the anti-semitism the anti-americanism the the green new deal hysteria. Everything being this kind of of li- the collusion conversation cetera caught in lies purposefully lying. Adding two more and more further out there kind of positions. I think the Americans are like screw it up for Trump. I got a job kid has a job taxes allow Connie's good. Just keep going the crazed side of the left is making people run to the right that doesn't leave any room for Howard Schultz..
Schultz sorry for saying he spent "more time" with military
"Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is apologizing for suggesting that he had spent more time with the military than the other member of the twenty twenty presidential field Schultz who is exploring an independent twenty twenty bid made the claim in an interview this morning with radio host Hugh Hewitt. Do you consider yourself competent to run the American military? Yes, I do. I I probably have spent more time in the last decade. Certainly anyone. In running for president with the military to other candidates, south bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Pooja Buddha. Judge Representative Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii our military veterans in a tweet Schultz later today said I today said ice today. I said I spent more time with the military than any candidate running for president. And that
Howard Schultz says a far-left Democrat could re-elect Trump
"Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz lashes out at Democrats while speaking to a crowd at the south by southwest festival. This comes as he buys for the White House has an independent now, we have a new extreme. And it's the democratic platform independent twenty twenty presidential contender Howard Schultz tried to appeal to moderates and Republicans saying he's their best hope in defeating President Trump, not Democrats had vast majority of Americans are not going to embrace socialism, a billionaire is a political outsider. But says he's confident he can beat long-shot odds. I'm not going to allow the pond in the six. To tell me with that. What I believe needs to happen in America is not
Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks, is exploring an independent 2020 presidential bid
"We've got Howard Schultz running for president of the United States, and we really annoying everybody on the democratic side of the aisle because they think that he's just going to give twenty twenty two President Trump if he genuinely makes a run for this thing. He he kicked. He started his on Twitter account in the midst of his presidential campaign or is ambitions and most of the tweets that he puts out or just attacked by liberals. Nobody's actually tweeting liberals screeching. And you got the Wall Street Journal. He tweeted his Wall Street Journal editorial the other day, which is he says the way progressive are denouncing Howard Schultz, you'd think he was Donald Trump's first cousin. They seem to fear a policy debate. They've been shrieking like teenagers and a horror movie, and they're they're really upset at him. His his case look what I grew up in the projects in Brooklyn in sales at Xerox built a coffee company from next to nothing. Cossio Cortez worked for I thought that was the American dream. Yeah. And so and then ocasio Cortez has been attacking him. But he's now in he's CNN is going to hold a town hall with him next Tuesday night in this. Of course, liberals are so mad and they're doing a CNN townhall. This is C N N's opportunity. They're gonna put him out in front of the country. Kick the tires a bit see what the Howard Schultz candidacy is all about. I'll tell you. I I know the Democrats are losing their mind over him because the parent is Comal Harris. But I think Republicans would do be doing themselves a disservice. If they nor this guy because he has his message is very along the line of Donald Trump's. Yeah. Where he's fiscally conservative more socially liberal Republicans got to watch him. Right. And meanwhile, he doesn't like Trump because he says he's divisive. This is his reaction to the state of the union. Like, many of you. I watched the state of the union last night. I think the speech speaks for itself. It's not enough for the president states. The state we need to come together. When in fact, you've spent the last two years
"howard schultz" Discussed on WJR 760
"Me, this is a big deal not not because of Howard Schultz per se because his candidacy reds, president might amount thing. It's just I I am fascinated when so-called experts who who take months and months analyzing the political spectrum get totally gobsmacked, I've been totally wrong. And that means they're experts in their consultants. Everybody advising them has been wrong. The story today is that Howard Schultz has just his shell-shocked. He cannot for the wife of him understand. Why he is being ridiculed by people in his own party. Well, he did come out as an independent, but he can't understand why people on the left are mocking him and laughing at him and telling him not to run and 'having on him. He understand it. And he's out there saying, I I don't understand. Why people are mad at me. I am the American dream I born in Brooklyn from nothing I scrimped, and I say I worked. Mr scholtz. Don't you understand? That's not. That's that's no longer acceptable as a route to success to the American left. You you are the enemy. Self made is the enemy self reliant ruggedly individual you are the enemy because it means you have exploited other people Mr. Scholtz you've exploited people. If you think you've done it on your own. You did do on your own Mr. shields. You didn't build that. Have you missed all your democrat buddies attacking people for that. What do you expect what's going to happen? They're going to forget all that and lay down greet you'll because you think you're one of them you didn't build Starbucks. Mr scholtz. You exploited people and took advantage of circumstances at not nearly anybody else says, and you don't even really own that you didn't even really build it. He's clueless. Pokes? He hasn't the slightest idea why? The left wants him to shut up and go away. He doesn't understand that as an independent. He helps Trump. Well, they think he doesn't understand it. So the update on the story is Schultz smears, Warren, Harris, Casio Cortez. An all progressives. This is an opinion piece in the hill dot com. And it's all about the fact that Howard Schultz is acting. Why is everybody mad at him? Well, he went on attacked everybody. This piece says he didn't like the policy ideas of the extreme far left, and he went out there and said so and that means he attacked them. Just like Republicans sees. On. Liberal positions to paint Democrats as radical Howard Schultz seized on liberal policy ideas to attack them. So he has been found guilty of attacking Kamala. Harris, Elizabeth FOCA Honda's, Warren Alexandria, ocasio Cortez. And this is the price. He pays for it. So now the drive by media is joining the refrain against Howard Schultz in the stories are that chills is so bugged by this. If he's rethinking doing the whole thing. Now again, I've got no brief for Howard Schultz. Don't misunderstand. I just am fascinated this guy, supposedly brilliant expert marketing and all of that he has spent. Maybe years planning his presidential announcement planning the announcement of his agenda, and it blew up in one day. All because he not even he understands his own movement. He doesn't even understand how radical out of bounds. They have become. And he now is being bitten by here's another example. Michael Moore, fresh off the latest bomb of a movie that he made. Michael Moore says the wealthy are not self made. If they use city water and attended public universities. Howard Schultz says the people in New York and all these other cities delivering the water underground to him. Howard Schultz somehow cheated. He's got all these people delivering water for coffee undergrad, he paid for that Howard Schultz, pay taxes. So that the services can be provided to him and everybody else. Rather than embraces great American success story, filmmaker and avowed socialist Michael Moore tore into Howard Schultz Thursday night during an interview on NBC's late night with Seth Meyers Michael Moore himself, a multimillionaire who looks good in a baseball cap took issue with Schultz's used to the term self. See I told you there is no self made to the American left. You are the enemy if your self made because nobody is. Shield said I'm a self made billionaire, and that's when the long knives came out. Lifelong democrat is running for president as an independent because he says the democrat party's become too radical in two wing, although he thinks progressive in social positions is main messages for democrat constituents to embrace upward mobility without destroying the economy through harmful socialist policies. And he doesn't know why they are savaging him. And Michael Moore. Not having any of this talk about Schultz being self made. Michael Moore told Seth Meyers Scholz couldn't be self made. Because public housing is a form of socialism. He went to a public university tax payer subordinate. He went to northern Michigan university, actually. Michael Moore, drove home is Marxist philosophy by taking aim at the American bootstraps ethos of hard work and upward mobility. He says this myth this myth that we're raised on the Horatio Alger story that anyone can make it in America that anyone can be a millionaire that anyone can be president. Well, we know that's not true said Michael Moore to a standing ovation. The Howard Schultz's new Michael Bloomberg's they better get a clue because they're tone deaf. To the fact that people have had it. By the way. Doom. Berg is next. I saw boomberg I saw video of doom Berg Berg do. Berg is out there attacking very subtly Cortez. And some of these other millennials what he's doing. He's basically they have nothing new. He's acting jealous. Actually that is doomed Berg is acting jealous of these young people getting all of this claiming credit for what they think because doom Burg's out this, and I've been thinking this stuff for years. This isn't anything new. I've been this is the stuff that made me he's he's he's going to be there next target because he is subtly attacking them. The Howard Schultz, and Michael Bloomberg's they better get a clue because they're tone deaf to the fact that people have had it. That's why people support taxing the rich. They see other countries have free healthcare. We've got some good candidates running. And some of them are running on this free healthcare free this free that. Next up, Elizabeth Warren. I I mentioned the top of the program. And I actually think these people are committing suicide. I would miss this is a hope. I really hope they are. I hope there are enough of us left that this is party suicide. But here we go Elizabeth, and I think it's happening again, not to be redundant. They've got nowhere to go. They can't go to the center. The Democrats cannot go to the center to attract these process, independents and moderates because Trump is there. Senator Elizabeth FOCA Honda's Warren wants billionaires like Howard Schultz, and Michael doom Berg to subscribe to the United States social contract and pay their fair share in taxes. She said that on CNBC yesterday. She was being interviewed by that mad money guy. Jim Cramer FOCA Honda said I want these billionaires to stop being freeloaders I want them to pick up their fair share. That's how we make a system that works. Not just for the rich and the powerful but works for all of us. Man, folks. These people are recycling things that are fifty years old the rich aren't paying their fair share. They're obviously trying to capitalize on the millennials and the gen Z or whatever the next is are who probably haven't heard this. And who are in polling saying that they're attracted to the concept of socialism. But the top one percent of earners right now, which is much more than just doom and Howard Schultz, by the way, the top one percent are paying more than thirty percent. Thirty seven percent of all income taxes. Now, what about that is them not paying their fair? Share? On Thursday, FOCA hottest broke down. Her problem with billionaires even those who contribute to charities and do good social works quote. The thing about taxes is everybody who is an ultra millionaire has to pay a portion not just those sign up. Not just those wave their hands and say, I'll do it as long as it goes to a particular charity. I like, that's your obligation. That's part of the social contract that's part of being a citizen of the United States. What? It's nonsensical. Anyway, she says she wants to raise taxes on because not paying your fair share and that additional money would go to childcare lowering student loan debt or a green new deal. She didn't stop there. She told an interviewer for doom. Berg that capitalism without rules is theft. This is from a woman got rich by flipping houses that were foreclosed on by Fannie, and Freddie may and by pretending to be an engine. Okay. So eliminating student loans eliminating student loan debt. Why were they even need to be sued along? Education is going to be free. By the way, I'm going to have to expand on this. There are a number of a handful four or five Republican elected officials. Who are they heard me the other day say that as a political strategy asking Democrats how they're going to pay for all this? I said, that's I don't think that's gonna work anymore. Not not as a means of persuasion. And look, I don't think it's going to make people not support what the Democrats are saying the idea of having to pay for it. And the reason is because I don't I'm not sure how well it's ever worked to tell you the truth. But especially now with as much debt national debt, the annual budget deficit of it is clear that we don't have any money and yet. We're spending money like there's no into it there. There's no fiscal discipline anywhere in our national life. There isn't any. Now certain people are not being given everything they want, but when it comes to overall expenditure, the government's not cutting back on anything we're not acknowledging we have a deficit. We're not acknowledging we have a national dead. Look at Obama, the first thing he does after being elected and inaugurated is come up with this magic almost one trillion dollar stimulus, and nobody opposed it because it we didn't have the money. Well, the tea party did and they came to white, but Obama is people that Obama didn't lose anybody who voted for him. Because of that, my point is as a means of persuasion demanding to know, how the Democrats are gonna pay for it. It's a logical question to ask and economically. It makes all the sense in the world. I'm simply talking about as a means of persuading people to oppose or question, the democrat agenda how to pay for it. I just I don't know that it works. I'd love to be wrong about this. I think there are other ways of demonstrating we don't have the money what that means rather than just because clearly not having the money is not stopping these proposals. If we don't have the money, what is this free healthcare for everybody. If we don't have the money, what is free education for everybody. If we don't have the money, what is free healthcare for all illegal immigrants. If we don't have the money. Why is anybody proposing it if we didn't have the money, the Democrats wouldn't be proposing proposing this because it doesn't matter whether we have the money they're going to spend it any way or they're gonna make people think they're gonna spend it. They're gonna make people think they're Santa Claus. The fact that we don't have the money is not going to stop democrat voters from them from voting democrat. But the. Results.
"howard schultz" Discussed on KTOK
"Me, this is a big deal not not because of Howard Schultz per se because his candidacy reds, president might amount thing. It's just I I am fascinated when so-called experts who who take months and months analyzing the political spectrum get totally gobsmacked, I've been totally wrong. And that means they're experts in their consultants. Everybody advising them has been wrong. Like the story today is that Howard Schultz has just his shell-shocked. He cannot for the wife of him understand. Why he is being ridiculed by people in his own party. Well, he did come out as an independent, but he can't understand why people on the left are mocking him and laughing at him and telling him not to run an 'having on him. He understand it. And he's out there saying, I don't understand. Why people are mad at me. I am the American dream I born in Brooklyn from nothing I scrimped, and I saved and I worked Mr. Scholtz, don't you understand? That's not that's that's no longer acceptable as a route to success to the American left. You you are the enemy self made is the enemy self reliant ruggedly individual you are the enemy because it means you have exploited other people Mr. Scholtz you've exploited people. If you think you've done it on your own you did. Do any hang on your own Mr. shields. You didn't build that. Have you missed all your democrat buddies attacking people for them. What did you expect was going to happen? They're going to forget all that in a lay down greet, you'll because you think you're one of them you didn't build Starbucks. Mr scholtz. You exploited people and took advantage of circumstances at not nearly anybody else says, and you don't even really own that you didn't even really build it. He's clueless. Folks. He hasn't the slightest idea why? The left wants him to shut up and go away. He doesn't understand that as an independent. He helps Trump. Well, they think he doesn't understand it. So the update on the story is. Schultz smears, Warren, Harris, Casio Cortez. An all progressives. This is an opinion piece in the hill dot com. And it's all about the fact that Howard Schultz is acting. Why is everybody mad at him? Well, he went on attacked everybody. This piece says he didn't like the policy ideas of the extreme far left, and he went out there and said so and that means he attacked them. Just like Republicans sees. On. Liberal positions to paint Democrats as radical Howard Schultz seized on liberal policy ideas to attack them. So he has been found guilty of attacking Kamala. Harris, Elizabeth Warren Alexandria, ocasio Cortez. And this is the price. He pays for it. So now the drive by media is joining the refrain against Howard Schultz in the stories shelter so bugged by this. And he's rethinking doing hoping. Now again, I've got no brief for Howard Schultz. Don't misunderstand. I just am fascinated this guy, supposedly brilliant expert marketing, and all of that he has spent maybe years planning his presidential announcement planning the announcement of his agenda, and it blew up in one day. All because he not even he understands his own movement. He doesn't even understand how radical out of bounds. They have become. And he now is being bitten by it. Here's another example. Michael Moore, fresh off the latest bomb of a movie that he made. Michael Moore says the wealthy are not self made. If they use city water and attended public universities. Howard Schultz says the people in New York and all these other cities delivering the water underground to him. Howard Schultz somehow cheated. He's got all these people delivering water for coffee undergrad, he paid for that Howard Schultz paid taxes. So that the services can be provided to him and everybody else. Rather than braces, great American success story, filmmaker and avowed socialist Michael Moore tore into Howard Schultz Thursday night during an interview on NBC's late night with Seth Meyers Michael Moore himself, a multimillionaire who looks good in a baseball cap took issue with is used to the term self made. See I told you there is no self made to the American left. You are the enemy if your self made because nobody is. Shield said I'm a self made billionaire, and that's when the long knives came out. Lifelong democrat shelters running for president as an independent because he says the democrat party has become too radical in two left wing, although he takes progressive and social positions is main messages for democrat constituents to embrace upward mobility without destroying the economy through harmful socialist policies. And he doesn't know why they are savaging him. And Michael Moore. Not having any of this talk about Schultz being self made. Michael Moore told Seth Meyers Scholz couldn't be self made. Because public housing is a form of socialism. He went to a public university tax payer subordinate. He went to northern Michigan university, actually. Michael Moore, drove home is Marxist philosophy by taking aim at the American bootstraps ethos of hard work and upward mobility. He says this myth this myth that we're raised on the Horatio Alger story that anyone can make it in America that anyone can be a millionaire that anyone can be president. Well, we know that's not true said Michael Moore to a standing ovation. The Howard Schultz new Michael Bloomberg's they better get a clue because they're tone deaf. To the fact that people have had it. By the way. Doom. Berg is next. I saw doom Berg I saw video of doom Burg doom Bert, do Burg is out there attacking very subtly Cortez. And some of these other millennials what he's doing. He's basically she they have nothing new these. He's acting jealous. Actually that is doomed Berg is acting jealous of these young people getting all of this claiming credit for what they think because doom Burg's out this, and I've been thinking this stuff for years. This isn't anything new. I've been this is the stuff that made me he's he's he's going to be the next target because he is subtly attacking them. Howard shelters, and Michael Bloomberg's they better get a clue because they're tone deaf to the fact that people have had it. That's why people support taxing the rich. They see other countries have free healthcare. We've got some good candidates running. And some of them are running on this free healthcare free this free that. Next up, Elizabeth Warren. I I mentioned the top of the program. And I actually think these people are committing suicide. I would met this hope. I really hope they are. I hope there are enough of us left that this is party suicide. But here we go Elizabeth, and I think it's happening again, not to be redundant. They've got nowhere to go. They can't go to the center. The Democrats cannot go to the center to attract these process, independents and moderates because Trump is there. Senator Elizabeth FOCA Honda's Warren wants billionaires like Howard Schultz, and Michael doom Berg to subscribe to the United States social contract and pay their fair share in taxes. She said that on CNBC yesterday. She was being interviewed by that mad money guy. Jim Cramer FOCA Honda said I want these billionaires to stop being freeloaders I want them to pick up their fair share. That's how we make a system that works. Not just for the rich and the powerful but works for all of us. Folks. These people are recycling things that are fifty years old. They're rich aren't paying their fair. Share? They're obviously trying to capitalize on the millennials and the gen Z or whatever the next ones are who probably haven't heard this. And who are in polling segment, they're attracted to the concept of socialism. But the top one percent of earners right now, which is much more than just doom Bergen Howard Schultz, by the way, the top one percent are paying more than thirty percent. Thirty seven percent of all income taxes. Now, what about that is them not paying their fair? Share? On Thursday, FOCA hottest broke down. Her problem with billionaires even those who contribute to charities and do good social works quote. The thing about taxes is everybody who is an ultra millionaire has to pay a portion not just those is sign up. Not just those wave their hands and say, I'll do it as long as it goes to a particular charity. I like, that's your obligation. That's part of the social contract that's part of being a citizen of the United States. What? It's nonsensical. Anyway, she says she wants to raise taxes on because not paying your fair share and that additional money would go to childcare lowering student loan debt or green new deal. She didn't stop there. She told an interviewer for doom. Berg that capitalism without rules is theft. This is from a woman got rich by flipping houses that were foreclosed on by Fannie, and Freddie may and by pretending to be an engine. Okay. So eliminating student loans eliminating student loan debt. Why were they even need to be sued? Lingerie -cation is going to be free. By the way, I'm going to have to expand on this. There are a number of the handful four or five Republican elected officials who are they heard me the other day say that as a political strategy asking Democrats how they're going to pay for all this. And I said, that's I don't think that's gonna work anymore. Not not as a means of persuasion. I look it gets going to make people not support. What the Democrats are saying the idea of having to pay for it. And the reason is because I don't I'm not sure how well it's ever worked to tell you the truth. But especially now with as much debt national debt, the annual budget deficit of it is clear that we don't have any money and yet. We're spending money like there's no into it. There. There's no fiscal discipline anywhere in our national life. There isn't any. Now certain people are not being given everything they want, but when it comes to overall expenditure, the government's not cutting back on anything we're not acknowledging we have a deficit. We're not acknowledging we have a national dead. Look at Obama. The first thing he does after being elected inaugurated as is come up with this magic almost one trillion dollar stimulus, and nobody opposed it. Because we didn't have the money. Well, the tea party did and they came to white, but the Obamas people that Obama didn't lose anybody bullet voted for him. Because of that, my point is as a means of persuasion demanding to know, how the Democrats are gonna pay for it. It's a logical question to ask and economically. It makes all the sense in the world. I'm simply talking about as a means of persuading people to oppose or question, the democrat agenda how to pay for it. I just I don't know that it works. I'd love to be wrong about this. I think there are other ways of demonstrating we don't have the money what that means rather than just because clearly not having the money is not stopping these proposals. If we don't have the money, what is this free healthcare for everybody. If we don't have the money, what is free education for everybody. If we don't have the money, what is free healthcare for all illegal immigrants. If we don't have the money. Why isn't anybody proposing it if we didn't have the money, the Democrats wouldn't be proposing proposing this because it doesn't matter whether we have the money they're going to spend it any way or they're gonna make people think they're going to spend it they're gonna make people think they're Santa Claus. The fact that we don't have the money is not going to stop democrat voters from them from voting democrat. But the. Results.
"howard schultz" Discussed on GeekWire - Geared Up
"For the first time, it's a blast. We'll see you there. Okay. Howard schultz. John went on a non grata when you heard the news when you Seattle for a long time. And now had seems like perhaps across the country. We'll see we'll see. So for people who might have missed this Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO says that he's considering running for president. I why did they have to do these multi-stage rollouts I test the market. Okay. And he's got sell some books. That's right. One of the best tweets that is for cash. Exactly somebody's the book is called from the ground up. And somebody said clearly it should have been called from the ground up. Got to grow. Maybe that's the problem at any rate. John you had a very specific reaction when you heard the news that Howard Schultz was considering running for president for sop. This isn't this isn't a big surprise. He's just formerly coming out now and saying that he might be considering note, he is considering he's Concetti might might running. Correct. You know, hey, I'm from a couple of schools of thought on this. It's a democracy. Anybody should be able to throw his or her hat into the ring if they feel compelled to go in compete for the presidency. So Howard Schultz more power to 'em to launch in there and see what he can do. That said I mean, if you wanna get into the personal personal politics of it. Howard Schultz would not even win. A city council seat in Seattle, let alone on a national basis, and there are several things that actually actually struck me here. We're based here in Seattle were part of the coastal elites if you will. Or however, you want to call it, you know, this, and I think Howard Schultz is a product of that born in New York grew up in New York has lived much of his adult professional life in Seattle. He's a product of the coasts, and my personal opinion is this next presidential election is not going to be won by people who represent the coasts. It's going to be the heartland my home state of Ohio, it's going to be people that can identify with the problems of people in Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in Indiana, an Iowa and the upper midwest if you want to win the presidency, thou those are the people that you need to convince and I don't think Howard Schultz is that person. But maybe he obviously believes he is he believes that he can not only win it or at least contend, but do it as an independent, and it was interesting. Jay inslee. The other person from Washington. State who's considering a happens to be the governor? Yes. He came out and said that was reckless of Howard disagree with that. I mean, I think it's a democracy in any. And there's no reason that we have to have these two gangs of Republicans and Democrats as the only people that are competing for this office. Now, do I think it would potentially screw things up for the Democrats. Yes. Do I think that's a problem given the current political situation we have yes? But I mean, it's it's I don't think there's an reason why our Scholtz shouldn't be able to to do this. Now, some may say he can only do it and only run because he's been able to amass this massive fortune that allows them to do it not no ordinary Joe or Jane can go out and decide they're going to be an independent candidate. And actually have a chance of winning. What do you think of the fact that it's Inslee and Scholtz of all the people who could be running from you might say going on this because this was this was we were talking on our slack a little bit about this. And this was actually. A column idea that I threw out there was with all the great people from Washington state, and there are many why do we have these two that are potentially representing? What's what's your problem with these? I mean, they're both. I think they're genuinely decent people. But they're not my first choice of people. So I would like to see step up and serve our country and lead us out of the morass..
"howard schultz" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"So booing there against a heckler who was interrupting Howard Schultz. You know on the other hand, we got some comments coming in online. GPS six to thirty four says the general concept works for me referring to what Howard Schultz is talking about Jay PX to thirty four says, I don't ride the Acela with him kind of like Charlie Baker for the whole country. Referring there to Massachusetts Republican governor, let's go to the phones Amelia is calling from Placetas New Mexico Emilia on the air. Hey, thank you. Yeah. So I think that David has some fundamental flaws in what he thinks of independent is hasn't as identifies independent I've been registered that way for decades. And I vote Republican democrat independent, and if I thought the socialist Representative had a better idea I'd go that way to I'm a pragmatist. I'm fiscally responsible. But I'm definitely socially humanitarian. I'm on the kind of person who has no problem saying, I'm pro-life, but I'm pro choice. I don't buy into the presumption of m- of lot of this conversation that we will always default only being to party country. He is. Amelia may just jump in here for second and forgive me for interrupting because I think Lee Druckman a who's researched American voters when we talked with him at the beginning of the conversation. He wasn't saying that voters like, you don't exist. I mean, absolutely. He wasn't saying that at all. He just says there aren't as many of them as as folks who generally call themselves independence, and that that was the issue. And I I did hear that part as a person who is thought this way for a long time. I have seen a profound increase in the numbers of people who don't want to be part of the Republican or democratic parties, and they are defaulting that way because they fear being cast aside is irrelevant that doesn't make them disappear. And it doesn't honestly make their votes here. Relevant. It means that we're going to keep you disenfranchised. So I think it's more folks are willing to say we might be three or four party country, which I would feel much better about we'll see people stepping forward and being willing to be identified. Not you know, not even claiming who they are. But saying I'm not a democrat. I'm not a repeating well Amelia, thank you. So very much for your call le-. Let me go back to you and respond to what you heard Amelia say. Yeah, I mean, I think Amelia is expressing a real frustration that a lot of people feel and with with the two parties. And that's one reason why we do see record number of people identifying as independents, people feel frustrated with with the limited choices they have. And they don't necessarily feel either party really speaks for them. But again, given a two party system. Most people do see a difference. And so they were I mean, I think the distinction between people who identify as independence and vote consistently as Democrats or Republicans, and people who are genuine independence, is that the genuine independence. Really don't see any difference between the two parties are really feel caught between them, and that's a very small number of people. But you know, again, I think it is important to recognize that there is a real. I think a lot of people like Amelia feel really frustrated with the choices on offer. And and I do think America would would be much more Representative if we had a four or five party system, I think we'd see much higher voter turnout and think we'd see a much more functional government. I think we'd see true majorities reflected in a lot more policies. I think I think we'd be a much healthier democracy, but we have to change our electoral rules to do that America has often been I it's not true that America's always been a two party.
"howard schultz" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"That's still maintains the employer-based cover employer based system. So people wouldn't lose their coverage. I would really urge people to think through the fact that a notion of universal coverage is one that is seems pretty American to the vast majority of the public, and there are a variety of ways to get there. There's not just one path. In fact, Senator Warren other senators have talked about multiple paths to get there. So I think the. I think this is a kind of a straw man argument that Howard Schultz is using to justify his run. Okay. So David from what's your response to that? Well, I I don't think in the end how it shows we'll draw votes from Donald Trump because I don't think he'll be on the ballot. I think this ideal will burn itself out pretty quickly because he will discover there isn't a constituency for him. But the service he will provide in the interim is this one of my favorite political anecdotes told by Karen Hughes who was a communications advisor to President Bush, and she was on holiday on some beach and saw one of those advertising planes, pulling slogan behind and the slogan said something like Jill come back. I am visible without you, Jack. And she thought bad message Jack too much about you not enough about her. I think that's one of the things that tends to happen. Among intense political partisans, they talk themselves and the Democratic Party is right now having a conversation with itself, but how far does it go indirection of doing all the things that's ever dreamed of doing it faces a pretty weaken competent? So that's natural temptation. What Schultz has just done is reminded them. Who's actually went to decide the election of twenty twenty. And they are people who Democrats are not only not talking to but talking about in very derivative ways that they echoing Democrats are gonna have to compete in America's affluent, educated suburbs. That's not they're going to have to turn out. Of course, they're cork road. And there have to deliver a high turnout among African Americans one of the reasons Hillary Clinton lost in twenty sixteen was because although African Americans voted massively inter favorite. They didn't come out in the numbers. They had come out for. Twelve and two thousand eight by the way, she they they didn't come up for her in the numbers of came up for John Kerry in two thousand and four so that mobilizing block voters is going to be important. But what happens in the conversation is the kind of real committed ideological left of the Democratic Party. Does the talking and forgets that suburban moderates are going to do the voting but David from on that point though..
"howard schultz" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"So I just want to put that out there. But let's talk a little bit about what we know about Howard Schultz. So far first of all he's a he's a longtime Democrats even though he's probably considering he is considering a run as an independent now. And he's also very concerned about the national debt. I mean, for example, I'm going to play a bit of tape here. This is Scholtz on MSNBC's morning. Joe yesterday saying that both Democrats and Republicans have been reckless with the nation's economy, the Democrats and Republicans under the last twenty years on both parties have been complicit in a in creating twenty one and a half trillion dollar debt that is a reckless immoral abandonment of leadership so lead Rotman. Men Schultz's being described right now as a fiscally conservative socially liberal K potential candidate who is his constituency in America. It's people who sit in boardrooms with Howard Schultz read the Acela train with Howard Schultz, not that many people beyond that. So so sort of the punditry in the in the Bill, and the millionaire billionaire classes. Yeah, basically. Yeah, they'll they'll they might want somebody like Howard shelter though. They might also care whether Trump is president or not and might not what spoilt the election by voting for him. Well, let's talk about this a little bit more because in your research. I'm looking at this graphic that you've created of the 2016 electorate, and it's there's two dimensions of it. Right. There's there's this sort of political social identity from from conservative to liberal on one axis, and then the neck economic dimension about being very conservative on economic issues are very liberal, and there's one particular quadrant. This of this graph that's like virtually empty, and that is the the the socially liberal, fiscally conservative quadrant here. So I mean, how few people are we talking about here that's about four percent of the electorate count. So so not not very many people. Not not enough to elect a president. Okay. So then why is there the persistence of this belief amongst as you're saying, you know, financially or politically powerful people or pundits that there's this giant constituency of Americans who who are really concerned about these things. Well, because they talked to each other, and they're really concerned about these things. So they think well everybody I talked to must be really concerned about these things, but they don't get out of their bubbles very much and talk to people who don't ride the Acela train. Okay. So then who are the independence in America? Well, okay. So we got about forty percent of people who say they're independent, which is a nice thing for people to say that they are because they like thinking that. Well, I I don't belong to any party. I think for myself, but most people tend to vote for one party or the other. I mean, if you wanna talk about true independence, people who really don't feel like like they like either party. That's maybe five to ten percent most. But most. People like to say, they're independent because it sounds nice. But they don't really vote like independence. They consistently vote for either Democrats are consistently vote for Republicans. Okay. So so there's just a smaller fraction then you're saying that of voters who irregularly willing to cross party lines. Yeah. I would say that. That's true. Now, the fact that forty percent of people do register as independence does tell us. Something people are are indeed frustrated with with the lack of choices in our party system. But most people think one party is better in one party is worse alternatives. Interesting now to get back for a second to the the Howard Schultz model of fiscally conservative socially liberal. And as you're saying that sort of the Acela corridor crowd you're talking about here. It does seem to me from your research that you're implying that he he's basically the polar opposite of what actually is potentially a large group of of voters who were who were quite significant in the two thousand sixteen election. That's the socially conservative fiscally liberal crowd. Yeah. So we call those populous it's probably about my by by my estimate about twenty nine percent of the electorate, which is people who.
"howard schultz" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Followed from the Howard Schultz story. Howard Schultz is the founder of Starbucks who's making soundings about running for president of the United States is an independent candidate and numbers have been thrown out that he could spend more than two to three times the amount of money than has ever been spending a presidential campaign ever. It has the Democrats freaking because a shelter mostly attacking Democrats on the left saying that they're nuts, but be Schultz, given given the fact that Schultz is an extremely liberal guy himself, you would presume that if there was a three way race for president between Trump the democratic nominee. Let's say it's Kamala Harris and Howard Schultz that would take away votes, mostly from the Democrats as a result of this. There are many Democrats that are bashing Schultz hired at he's giving it right back. Let's move onto that story next. Then some discussion of the comments and the governor of the state of Virginia about the abortion law proposed in their state that would allow women to abort the babies after the actual they've been board, which some believe is. Now, the case in New York with the abortion law that passed in that state last week have we reached the inevitable point that many of us feared would occur when we accepted partial birth abortion that if we're going to allow women to abort their babies right up to the point of birth. Are we going to take the next step and say, hey, don't like what the child looks like knocked the baby off five minutes after they come out of the womb? We may now be at that point both of those topics next five forty one news talk eleven thirty WFAN..
"howard schultz" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"What happened back in nineteen Ninety-two? It's not the perfect analogy for today. But no story would be Ross Perot was a well known businessman when he decided to run for office in the early nineties. Same is Howard Schultz is now and like today the sitting president, George H W Bush was in trouble the economy was faltering. He was worried about being implicated in the Iran, contra affair, and what you saw in the start of nineteen Ninety-two was Bush's approval rating was plummeting a year earlier he'd lead the country victory in war. The first Gulf war to get Saddam Hussein out of rack in early ninety two February nineteen Ninety-two Bush's approval rating false of thirty nine percent. And it's in that climate that Ross Perot goes on Larry King show. Larry King Live on CNN is any scenario in which you would run for president. Can you give me a scenario which say, okay, I'm in? Number one had a want. King asked him a bunch of times. Hey, you know, people are looking for would you run for president? And finally on you know, third passer so Perot finally just says if you're that series the people are that series. You register me in fifty states. And if you're not willing to organize and do that, then this is all just. Are you saying to the ordinary folks if you're dead serious starting? Sweat Alyce some sweat. Why do I wanna see some sweat? I said it earlier I want you in the rain. It's amazing because you basically don't have an internet in the way, we know it today. You don't have social media in the way, we know it today. And yet, it's this this sort of viral moment that word of that moment, the clip of that moment, you know, spreads spread slower than it would now. But over the course of days weeks and months this massive, and I truly truly massive grassroots movement emerges that starts getting Perot on the ballot. But spring ninety two by May June ninety two Ross Perot's running in first place in the national polls. He's a head to George H W Bush Clinton is far far behind and people are contemplating the possibility that Ross Perot might actually win the presidential election. Become an independent president blow up the two parties. Of course, this worst case scenario is not what happened Bill Clinton one is. I was president some of blame Perot for Bush's failure to win reelection. But Steve disagrees says pro was just a symptom of Bush's ailing presidency. Not the cause even so pro did manage to get almost twenty million votes..
"howard schultz" Discussed on Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
"In a bonus episode of boss files from public housing in Brooklyn New York to a potential bid for the White House. Howard Schultz opens up like you never heard him before. For some reason. I cursed my mother at the age of fifteen something I should not have done. My mother shared that was my father, and all I remember was being in the shower at him storming in opening the shower, and then with his fist feeding me to a pulp and. It's interesting because whenever I tell the story I can I can feel my father on me. He details all of it in his new book from the ground up as America waits for the former Starbucks chairman and CEO to give his answer. Will he run for president? He says he's seriously considering an independent bid for twenty twenty. I believe that the current system of broken politics revenge, politics, a lack of compromises self interest self-preservation constant party over country day in and day out is presenting a situation that could be cataclysmic for the country in terms of we are on the collision course with time in terms of our democracy. Our values our billing you to come together the division in the country. The only way I believe that that can change if there's a new level of leadership that changes the system, and I would only do this. If I thought I can win. But what's the pass? He sees for an independent to actually win the White House plus his vision for America, his candidate take on President Trump and the state of our union today. Here's my conversation with Howard Schultz Howard Schultz. Thank you for being here. Poppy, it's my pleasure and way overdue. I think. I'm covered you now for the better part of a decade. And there is so much. I've learned about you from this book from the ground up that I had no idea about and we'll get to that. In a moment. We'll dive deep into that. And we'll dive deep into the politics and a potential presidential bid. But let's talk about the elephant in the room. I before we get into your personal story. Why are you seriously considering a bid for the presidency in twenty twenty not as a democrat? When you have told me countless times that you've been a lifelong democrat. Why now is a centrist independent? Well, I think everyone has been asking me that question and to the outside world, it might seem a little complicated to me. It's pretty simple. If you ask are if you ask the question, what kind of country we wanna live in and then you link that to the degree of toxicity and the self interest and ideology of both parties unwilling to work together on behalf of the American people. And if you ask yourself are we satisfied and do we trust the government today? I think both parties there's not a Quincy but both parties are complicit in their inability to reach a compromise on on most simple issues. Let alone the ones that are most complex, and I've come to the conclusion that the only way in my view to make a significant contribution in the lives of American families who are being left behind is not to embrace the status quo and to give the American people a simple choice in a simple choice, in my view is if we embraced the status quo of a broken system and government not working few. It's going to continue to lead leave to decline. Line or let's give the American people a better choice, and that better choice, by the way is a great expression of democracy, which would leave lead in my view to renewal if you can win and we will get into that in a little bit. Yeah. But before we move onto your story, and and your childhood and what brought you to this point Howard. When did you stopping democrat? I, you know, I think I started. I think the party started losing me when the party started shifting so far left to progressive policies that I know in my heart are as false, and I say this with respect, but it's true. As false says, President Trump telling the American people when he was running for president that the Mexicans. We're gonna pay for the wall. So when was that you're referring to Medicare for all, for example? Right. Well, if you add up the three policies that seemed to be the backbone of the current Democratic Party in terms of the twenty twenty process, it's free Medicare free met free healthcare for everybody free free college degree in job for everybody..
Apple FaceTime bug turns your iPhone into hot mic
"I'm my kids are apple heads. But and they're trying to get my wife and me to get an iphone. I've got no interest. I I like my my Android experience and have for for a long time here. But this reminded me, do you remember there was a story? I want to say it was six seventy years ago. Maybe even longer where the claim was that even if your phone was off, I'm not talking about the screen is timed out. Your phone is just stamp. I'm talking about. There was a story that if your phone was powered down, and it was even a story that even if your battery was out, I don't know how the hell that could possibly be true. That there were government agency spy agencies like CIA or the NSA, whomever. Some of these spy agencies, and who knows about all little divisions and wings and arms. But there was a story that they could actually turn on your phone and use it as a microphone, so even if your cell phone was in your house or office or wherever and it was off that the story was is that the feds can actually turn it on and use your phone as a bug as a microphone. I remember. I heard this story years ago five eight years ago. So if you can maybe dig up one of the old stories, I'll give me a reference on the time. And I don't think I've heard of this since so I don't know if it was older devices or but it's peaked in its intrigue me I want to go back and do some research. I just didn't have time. And I I thought about it with his apple story. So before we grab some phone calls. Eight hundred. Eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine the nationwide number eight hundred eight zero one eighty nine ninety nine the funeral story. And as I set the story up and I teased this earlier in the hour. And I said, hey, I've got the funeral story which I had the story yesterday. I just didn't get around to doing it. But it's very very important story. And I said that this is a story that sort of has a happy ending. And when you when you say funeral or you think of a funeral you don't think of of happiness, but in this case, this kind of a smile on your face. It can bring a tear to your eye. And I thought the story was phenomenal. Because I had I heard about it over the weekend. I I printed the story out. And I I wanted to do it on yesterday's program. But I didn't have time to to to get into it because there's so much breaking news yesterday. And I wanted to give it enough time and not short shrift. The story is out of Texas. And if you've seen this, you know, it's. A wonderful story if you haven't listened it'll take a minute. An air force veteran passed away back in November in Texas by the name of Joseph Walker. And Joseph Walker's family was notified or the family had some communication with the funeral home. And then they dropped off the face of the map and the funeral home could not contact them. So the funeral home knowing that he was a military veteran. An air force veteran. They got with the central Texas State veterans cemetery in Killeen, Texas, and they put out a social media post that essentially they didn't want. This air force veteran to be alone at his funeral ceremony at this central Texas State veterans cemetery in Kaleen, so they put out a message on Facebook and social media, and it goes viral. They were afraid that he would be all alone at his funeral does a seventy two year old, man. Died of natural causes served in the United States Air Force from nineteen sixty four to nineteen sixty eight. He was a resident of Dale, Texas and died on November nineteenth apparently from natural causes. This thing went viral. And there are reports from local Texas media. That hundreds if not thousands showed up to the funeral. The last report I saw that K W T X television. They claim that there were five to six thousand vehicles in line. That's incredible. So the family was originally contacted about his passing they made contact. But then they couldn't. They couldn't contact the family again. And that's when they they put out this call on social media. And it went completely and totally viral. It was even a contingent looks like I'm looking at a picture here. We'll like dozens and dozens of air force airmen from Fort Hood, Texas in full uniform and American flags they showed up. Which again. It's a nice story. That he was not buried alone. Now, Mark George who is part of the central Texas combat vets motorcycle ministry services, he said at the funeral today. We're not strangers today. We are family. This is our brother Joseph Walker like a lot of other vets he signed the blank check for our nation. So just a a nice story. With a happy ending. And it just shows that the social media can be used for a lot of good and not a lot of the crap that we see today. Ted Cruz Senator Cruz from Texas even tweeted out over the weekend. Air force veteran. Joseph Walker be laid to rest Monday. And no one is expected to attend the cemetery said, they don't know what his family is. And they do not want him to be alone or they don't want it to be laid to rest alone. So they're asking the public to attend this. A a lot of. Social media posts on this. And again, some reports had five thousand plus vehicles. And I I saw video and pictures of a massive crowd at this funeral. So certainly a good story. And believe it or not Jake tapper from CNN and Ted Cruz, actually teamed up, and they tried to help spread the social media word. Also, I don't know if I'm going to get to this hour, but there is crazy video and audio of a woman that fat shames to larger individuals on a United Airlines flight earlier this month from. From Las Vegas to Newark. It was the United Airlines flight there's video audio and this woman was seated in the middle seat between two large passengers and just instead of handling this in a quiet subdued fashion by asking the flight attendant privately for help. If you're getting squished, you're getting squashed this lady made a scene, and I want to get into that coming up in just a bit as well. We also have the top intelligence chiefs their commentary on North Korea and other geopolitical situations, we have the North Korean summit coming up with President Trump the second one supposedly at the end of next month in February and there's a lot of concern. And as I've told you all along the North Koreans and Kim Jong Hoon are showing absolutely no Willard desire to actually dismantle. And the way I see it. As Trump is. Getting rope a dope like all the other previous negotiations with North Korea. The question is what will President Trump do about that? So we'll get to that coming up. All right. Let me grab a couple of calls. And then I want to get into this the CNN situation with Trump and the tweeting and this this viper book. And I think Trump made a mistake. I'll explain in just a bit. I to the phones let's grab Tom in Illinois. Tom your first up today on Schnitt. Welcome to the program. Thank you. Atop a little louder for me. Please. Thank you. Go ahead. I'm calling and these people that's problem for the president United States. Isn't that liberals? They want free Medicare for all do they not realize people work all her life. The Medicare, and then we may draw Medicare they've got to get a supplemental insurance. So we actually pay for insurance. How are they going to pay? These people probably never worked in the ride and all the legal immigrants coming across the border and its costs four to five trillion dollars out here again, listen even even Schultz, even even the liberal Howard Schultz from Starbucks who's threatening independent run. He's saying we can't afford this. I mean, it's it's preposterous. And of course, what they really want is universal single payer and they want socialized medicine, and you know, what happens to quality was socialized medicine worldwide. Thanks for the call. I appreciate it, Tom. Hey, sponsor this half hour on
"howard schultz" Discussed on 550 KFYI
"Insurance should not be a privilege. It should be a right. I've seen too far too. Many people drive around here without car insurance. You know, what it is? It's a product. Howard Schultz distinguished himself today because he took a shot at Harris outlawing insurance companies you compared Democrats proposal to universal healthcare akin to a border on sixty minutes. Is that what you mean? Well, you just played Senator Harrison saying she wants to abolish the insurance industry. That's that's not correct. That's not American. What's next? Next the coffee industry. The the Republicans wanna get rid of the Affordable Care Act. I don't agree with that Affordable Care Act should stay and it should be refine. But the think we should get rid of the insurance industry again. This is exactly the situation. It's it's far to extremes on both sides and the silent majority of America does not have a voice. Oh, no. I disagree with you listen here. This is interesting because Howard Schultz businessman, talked about how stupid as it to get rid of get rid of health insurance health insurance is actually the answer privatized health insurance. See the best thing that could have happened for health insurance for health altogether for the government to get out of it to let the free market handle it in the same way, the free market handles car, insurance and other types of insurance. But see what we're dealing here with a bunch of status who think that they have to be intro that they need to be intro. And when they do gain control the first thing, they do is talk about health care is not a privilege. It is a right, and how can we live in a country with billionaires versus timing nano socialism. So I'll give Howard Schultz this. He understands how stupid it is to kill off industry. But you know, what he's faking the funk lease says, we should not get rid of ObamaCare because ObamaCare has already on his deathbed once they removed the individual mandate, which never should have been called constitutional in the first place because the supreme court cannot make attacks. They can't legislate from the bench. And all of a sudden calls something that is a fee tax. That's supposed to come from congress, which really again. It's just cast aspersion doubts on ours on our government. What has happened to our government? But anyway. Yep. Infighting going on between the Democrats and the Democrats. I guess that's what that's what would make it infighting. I don't know this Kamala Harris do anything for you Ross. Do you think that she's I know that you're, you know, you're not a fool lefty, but you know, used to be in lefty land. Do you think they what you're left? Your friends? Kamala is making a dent. She's awful awful. Yeah. That pretty much sums it up..
"howard schultz" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Mayor marked out and getting the seen on video. These folks out here all came out to help the puppies at the save the gods. And it's just it's a great amber story. Local media report the pumps are fine. Take pause till NATO, Fox News zero just so you know, you can listen at home by telling Alexa play on iheartradio. Yeah. In joy, the stimulate. Folks, there are some fascinating things happening. All ready on the democrat side in response to Kamala Harris, basically saying when it comes to healthcare go wherever you want and get whatever you need, no paperwork. No insurance, no forms. Don't worry about paying for it. Just show up. So far to Democrats have come out and said, this is insane. It is impossible. It cannot be done. One of them is Howard Schultz. Who seeks the democrat? Well, no, he's going to seek the presidency as an independent, which has the Democrats fit to be tied because they think he's going to take boats away from the democrat nominee, not Trump. But now Howard Schultz, the Starbucks guy has been joined by doom Berg, the former mayor of New York. Audio sound bite number two twenty two. He's in Nashua. New Hampshire today. And a reporter said Kamala Harris said last night it she'd be in favor, and this guy's running an democrat side if he runs or maybe an independent, he's not a Republican. In name only when he wanted to be elected in New York. So the reporters has Kamala Harris said that she would be in favor of eliminating private insurance and replacing it with Medicare for everybody. What is your position on that? I think you could never afford.
"howard schultz" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"He's with them on immigration. He's with them on climate change. But he's definitely more of a capitalist in that he defends private markets. He criticized Alexander, okay, Zia Cortez recently for her proposal of a seventy percent tax rate on the wealthy. He rejected that so, but these are positions that used to be held within what was called the centrist or moderate wing of the Democratic Party. There isn't a lot of room for them there now. And I think the only way you could buy ably, maybe even compete would be to do an independent run. Right. We're talking about Howard Scholtz as an independent presidential candidate. And you're listening to Potomac watch from the Wall Street Journal. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Welcome back on Paul's you go with Bill mcgurn and Kim Strauss talking about Howard Schultz. Starbucks former Starbucks CEO's potential run for president. And Kim you suggested that there's no room within the Democratic Party for a moderate these days, but we will get some in Terry McAuliffe. The former governor of Virginia Clinto Nian he's going to maybe run Mike, Bloomberg might Ron John Hickenlooper, their former Colorado governor, my rumba, I hear you saying is you just don't think they're going to get much traction because of the nature of the party. Now is that is that a fair interpretation? Yeah. Absolutely. I look back to four years ago when Jim Webb who was a Senator a moderate democrat launched his own bid for the presidency. Any he essentially lasted what a few weeks era month before he was run out. They actually booed him. When he walked on stage. And that was for for debate that was four years ago, the party's moved even more left now. So, you know, Michael, Bloomberg he may be making a tactical decision to run as a democrat. But we'll see how open Democrats are to his more at least self-proclaimed moderate style of of democratic politics. Will if you if you if you look at what Howard Schultz is is is running on. He is saying as you say he he's against Medicare for all. He says nation can't afford it. He's going to try to focus on the national debt and deficits and say, we're gonna keep our house in order a Bill of very business thing, my man's kind of view Ross Perot in on that low these many decades ago, the he's he is more pro market. He says ObamaCare shouldn't be repealed. But it can be fixed in justed he wants role for private private health insurance disagrees with Trump most Facific. Early on immigration, and I think on alliances as well. He's mentioned that and kind of an but above all on manners and style and thinks Trump is simply too polarizing, and as as as a leader is that is that enough to coalesce, and they'll be no doubt obvious specific proposals. But as a Nuff to coalesce a big enough coalition to to deny either the other two two hundred seventy votes. I'm not sure, you know, you mentioned the ninety two election, right? I mean, Bill Clinton was essentially the Howard Schultz, then right coming in off the Dukakis off the do Dakotas defeat saying we're gonna have he triangulate had much more moderate. We can argue that whether it was sincere or not. But it was a lot more moderate. He was a governor. So an executive. I mean, it's it's very democrat independent, but right as a gender was closer to Scholtz than to write. Right. And it's and it's interesting that so few of the democratic candidates are actually executive by which I mean governors or something because those are people that actually have some experience in when they're not it tends to push them in the other direction. I think I think he's calculated it'd be very hard and the Democratic Party to get those people that that they're substantive looking in a party that has made identity politics such an important part. It's just hard to see how an old white billionaire gets a nomination. I think he's made a pretty good calculation that way. Well in his calculation Kim is that in addition to forty percent of the electorate being declared, independent of the Democrats would go far left if they chose that Trump is polarizing and who knows what trouble he'll be in ethically. Or through the with a special counsel, come twenty twenty van?.
"howard schultz" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"They. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch Howard Schultz, the billionaire and former Starbucks CO says he may run for president as an independent Democrats are furious, including billionaire Michael Bloomberg who issued a criticism. How does the possibility of Schultz candidacy stir up the presidential race for twenty twenty welcome? I'm Paul zhigo with the Wall Street Journal here with Kim strassel. Hello Kim hype. And Bill mckern. Hey, bill. Hey, paul. So this is so as the Democrats begin to enter the race. And there are a lot of them already Kamala. Harris Jila brand Elizabeth Warren, Joe, Biden and Bernie Sanders way sit waiting in the wings. Maybe Mike Bloomberg Howard Schultz gets on sixty minutes. Cam and says, well, I'm going to think running as a not as democrat as many expected he might but as an independent and he says. Is that there's a forty percent of the electorate being an declared independent therefore that gives him some running room, even though no independent since a third party candidate since bills. Good friend. Abraham LINCOLN and eighteen sixty has won the White House. So the what do you make of the Scholtz candidacy? Well, most notable is a degree to which the left has melted down over this. He came out not only to give that interview he had a a an op-ed that he ran making the case for why this is a viable candidacy if he goes forward, we can talk about that a little bit but the left Shirley abuses. They see this in black and white that if he runs he pulls away voters from their candidates and guarantees a Trump victory. And so as you said, Michael Bloomberg actually issued a statement in which he lectured about the perils of independent runs and why he had chosen not to do that. And instead run as a democrat if he runs it all near a tannin who runs the liberal center for American progress said that if Schultz got in the race, she would start a national. Starbucks boycott to make sure that she didn't have any money to pursue such an ambition say personally. It is now here's the thing. And and I think this is I'm not quite sure that if Schultz were to run that he necessarily only takes votes from Democrats. I think there's a case to be made that there are some of those suburban Republican voters who might be looking for someone that's not a far left candidate. That is not Donald Trump, and that they might pull the lever for him that being said in general, it is a case that independent candidates. Do have a very hard ho arro- to ho and I'm not quite sure what the actual potential is for this. I mean, my my view of this is that very hard for independent to win. I think even if you throw it into the house of representatives with deny anybody two hundred seventy electoral votes, then each house delegation gets a single vote and probably goes to either a Republican or democrat. But. It's a different story about whose votes he will take. And I don't think it's a done deal at all foregone conclusion that he would take democratic votes. I think it depends in part on how he campaigns what he campaigns on. It depends on who the Democrats nominate if they nominate somebody from the from the real populist laughed than it would increase as prospects for maybe getting a more votes. But just tell you both the story I was it was nineteen Ninety-two spring of nineteen ninety two..
The White House isn't ruling out another shutdown
"Who say the shutdown. She'd be taken off the tip. I'm not going to get into the hypotheticals of taking that off the table. Okay. So that's not down as is on the table. The president thinks the odds of no deal are are high higher than the odds of a deal. And it came on the day, we found out that it is costing nited states three billion dollars for the shutdown. That's according to the CBO and only twenty percent of Americans actually support shutting down the government again that is a bipartisan and overwhelmingly resounding statement people don't want it Kaitlan Collins out front of the White House tonight and Caitlyn that is the big question. The president dangling out there again. Right. Are we headed for another shutdown? Yeah. And that's really the question here. But what it's going to come down to Aaron his largely two things one. Whether or not those congressional negotiators can find a deal, not just finding a deal, but also one that could pass both chambers of congress and get the president's signature now as you noted in that Wall Street interview, Wall Street Journal interview, he expressed doubt that they could come to a deal, but the president isn't the only one who skeptical here because both sides have drawn these red lines not only the president saying he dealt take anything less. Than five point seven billion. But also with the house speaker Nancy Pelosi being on camera calling the wall and immorality now. The one bright spot that White House. Aides have looked at lately who's on this committee. That's trying to find a deal, and it's none of the hardliners mostly you see these appropriators here who are used to finding a compromise. And have said they would like to do. So for this. Now, if they don't Richard deal, and they don't reach one that either Nancy Pelosi lights or the president likes. Then the president has said that his top choice essentially here is to invoke a national emergency therefore bypassing congress to fund his border will. So that's the question here. One thing we did learn today. Erin is that the president will get the chance to make the argument for his border wall during that televised prime-time address during the state of the union, which is going to be one week after it was initially scheduled to happen. All right Caitlin. Thank you. Out front tonight democratic congressman Roque Khanna. He's a member of the house oversight committee. And I appreciate your time. Congressman look the president is putting the odds at less than fifty fifty that the bipartisan group of congressional negotiators will get a deal before there's another shutdown. So so he he has the odds for a shutdown where do you put them? Very discouraging. I think we can get a deal done. The Democrats are willing to fund border security. We're willing to fund smart border security, even give more than five point seven billion dollars. We would give ten billion dollars, but we're not going to get money for the fifteenth century idea for wall. And I think the president if he can move beyond his campaign promises could easily get a reasonable deal. So I in the interview of the Wall Street Journal, the president said he would not rule out another shutdown. Right. His quote, certainly an option. That's what he used to describe another shutdown. Now, look we we know from the most recent polls Americans overwhelmingly don't want that outcome. According to Monmouth, right? That is a bipartisan take from people in across the country. Do you believe the president will go ahead with another shutdown? Does he think that that's a real alternative? I don't for two reasons one. The polling showed that it was unpopular for him. But more importantly, his own economic advisor said that it was costing the country point one three percent of GDP every week. The president knows that he's nowhere. If this economy falls into recession or tanks. I just don't think he's going to take that kind of risk again. So when you talk about being willing to give something for border security, but not a wall at this is this is what it all comes down. To sometimes words are not just words. Sarah Sanders today was asked about it. She said that you all Democrats need to give something here. She is. They don't come back with the deal. That means Democrats get virtually nothing that will make the president and force him to have to take executive action. That does not give Democrats the things that they want. Will you vote for deal, congressman content? That includes some wall, I will not. And I think the president is miscalculating his odds on executive action. Let me Senator Rubio Senator blunt have said that they would not support the president in declaring a national emergency. And as you know, we could invoke section five of the national emergency act and the congress capacity joint resolution to overturn it. Now, it would require veto proof majority. But the question is whether Senator Rubio and blunt and others would stick to what they said they would do. Well, of course, Senator Graham has already said he supports a national emergency. I mean, I guess I guess the reality of it is are you willing to take one? Well, I would vote to overturn it. And I think it's clearly unconstitutional. I mean Harry Truman when he declared a national emergency to nationalize steel for the Korean war the court so that that was unconstitutional. So certainly this is not going to be a constitutional exercise of the president's power. But here's the point. We're all for reasonable border security in the president. If he just gets passed the wall, and if you'd thinks about what's commonsense can get a deal. I mean, people say well road, you have you have security in your own house. But I don't build a wall around my house. I have an alarm system, I represent Silicon Valley technology solutions that are effective. And my hope is the president will see that. Now, of course, the president points at communities, you know, whether it's a layer San Francisco anywhere across this country and says, well, they have walls to and in fact when he gave in here, right? No other word for it. Right. He caved and the government reopened, and he didn't get any money for his wall. At that time. He was slammed by his. Base for doing that. Here are a couple of people. He promised something for eighteen months. And he lied about it. She has just whipped the president of the United States. He just reversed himself. That's a victory for Nancy Pelosi. Okay. When he hears that from people that he cares deeply about. He cares. What they think about him. He cares that they reflect what he thinks his base wants, do you think that will make him dig in even more? He doesn't wanna look like a loser. Unfortunately, they're calling the shots. And this is the base that he thinks got him elected. But leadership is about convincing your base to do something that makes sense for the country. The president of everyone knows has a lot of loyalty from his base his poll numbers are through the roof still with that forty percent of the country that voted for him. I think if he turned to them and said, look, I'm going to getting border security. We're getting funding for smart border security, and it doesn't have to be about a fifteenth century. Well, I actually think the vast majority of his base would stay with him. So I think he is over relying on the end Coulter's and isn't doing what would. The vast majority of the country wants all right? Well, thank you very much. I appreciate your time tonight. Thank you for having me on and next is the president trying to bait. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz into running for president plus a longtime Republican lawmakers switching parties while he he's saying it's all because of President Trump and he's doing it. Now, he's out front. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. The first big test for Senator Kamala Harris moments away, she'll be facing voters in Iowa at CNN townhall in Des Moines, it is just one
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He's Considering A Presidential Run
"Four Starbucks. You'll Howard Schultz the first big business heavyweight to consider jumping into the twenty twenty election. So we've got a new segment for you. And we're calling this the fast take where the traders weighing on some of the biggest news of the day. So let's take a listen to what said about his potential presidential run last night on CBS, sixty minutes. I am seriously thinking of running for president I will run as a centrist independent outside of the two party system or living at a most fragile time. Not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president. But the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what's necessary on behalf of the American people and argon gauged every single day in revenge politics. So should Howard Schultz? Go from the Starbucks corner office to the White House Oval office, and the reaction so far is very interesting because there seems to be some backlash on both sides of the aisle. We'll my backlashes the independence of it. That's terrible. I think that is just a terrible dynamic that really potentially be counterproductive. Right. I think that he needs to run. He is democrat. I think he needs to run as democrat. Otherwise, if he really doesn't want Trump to be president. I think that this could enable him to become president leading that Trump terrible. If you want Democrats win, it's fantastic. If you want President Trump to be reelected, and if you look at President Trump, President Trump's tweet today, basically daring our to get into. That's he's bathing him to come in. Not smart enough doesn't have the guts those types of thing. It would be it would be a windfall for President Trump. If Mr Schulz ran is. Independent. If I am a shareholder. Should I be concerned shall be concerned that there could be cots from both Republicans and Democrats, and should I be worried that perhaps Howard Schultz could sell some of his stock during this presidential run. It'd be less worried about the capital markets dynamics. I'd be very concerned about a sense that the company's going to do things that are politically correct or politically expedient at the expensive earnings. And there's, you know, Starbucks said plenty of opportunities to digest this posture for the last two years. This is no surprise to anybody that our show was doing this. So as a Starbucks shareholder remains long through what's been very good run. I I'm not too worried about it. I don't think they'll be political though. I just think it's a backlash among their customers now. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. What about here selling his stock either put it in? Question in terms of you know, boycotts will do any real damage though. Rarely do boycotts ever get that long in the tooth in ever really have a resounding effect on the stocks. So I don't think that's the major issue. I think carrying is. It has the biggest issue you wanted to run as a democrat.
Howard Schultz "seriously thinking" about independent presidential run
"Which is a reckless example, not only every publicans, but of Democrats as well as a reckless failure of their constitutional responsibility. Do you worry that you're going to siphon votes away from the Democrats and thereby ensure that President Trump has a second term? I wanna see the American people win. I want to see America win. I don't care if you're democrat independent. Libertarian Republican bring me your ideas, and I will be an independent person who will embrace those ideas because I am not in any way in bed with a party we
Why Do Coffee Drinks Often Have Italian Names?
"Hey, brain stuff listeners instead of an ad today. I wanted to tell you about new podcast. I think you might dig for my friends, Robert lamb, and Joe McCormack, you might already know them from the weird science podcast stuff to blow your mind. Their new show is called invention each episode of invention examines different technological turning point and the people and cultures the provoked the change they consider the origins and impact of everything from the guillotine to the vending machine. Chopsticks to sunglasses. Braille to x-rays and lots more new episodes of invention come out every Monday, listen and subscribe to invention on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you happen to find your podcasts. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, bring stuff on Lauren Vogel bomb. And if you can't start your morning without a Cup of Joe, you're certainly not alone. I'm right there with you. But Americans consumption of coffee is up. It's the highest. It's been since two thousand twelve and global exports are up to according to the International Coffee Organisation world coffee exports increased by seventeen percent from October two thousand seventeen to October of two thousand eighteen and overall global shipments were four point two percent higher year over year, clearly coffee has become an important daily ritual for many Americans which begs the question, why are so many coffee lovers? Ordering those drinks using Italian words from lattice Tamaki autos. How did this happen after all coffee doesn't have its roots in Italy legend has it that the great being originated in the Ethiopian plateau and was discovered by goat herder who noticed his goats veritably danced after eating a certain plant. It's spread throughout the Arabian peninsula and adjacent areas before Europeans encountered coffee in the. Seventeenth century, nevertheless, many of the coffee drinks, we know today and popularized by Starbucks more on that in a minute do originate in Italy, and it has everything to do with the invention of the Espresso machine. Espresso doesn't refer to a particular type of coffee bean. It's actually a coffee preparation method, and it was first developed in Italy in the nineteenth century because brewed coffee could take up to five minutes to make coffee lovers. Sada way to shorten the time between ordering and drinking the first Espresso machines were bulky and difficult, but by the early twentieth century Milanese manufacturer Luigi bizarre had developed a single shot Espresso the produced one Cup of coffee in seconds, though. It did take a while for the machines to improve in terms of ease of use and flavor of the coffee produced we spoke with Paul Bassett former world barista champion, he said, the Espresso machine kind of revolutionized coffee to some extent. Everything was centered around the way Espresso was made the way it was consumed as well, he explained that with the Espresso machine. Coffee could be made on. The spur of the moment and was intended to be drunk immediately after being served typically standing at a bar Italian coffee culture grew and Espresso as we know it today became popular in Italy and France in the nineteen thirties, the nineteen fifties beatnik movement and its coffeehouse culture launched Espresso craze in the United States. We also spoke with Mike Ferguson with OEM specialty coffee, he explained early in the specialty coffee movement authenticity meant Italian in the nineteen eighties. Many if not most coffee houses had Italian names and adopted as much Italian as possible into their cafe menu. So the trend continued the coffee drinks, they served also retained their -talian nomenclature because they were specifically made with Espresso the names referred to what is added to the Espresso, for example. But the word Mark Jato into Google translate and you'll get stained or spotted so the drink name refers to the spot of milk that stains the Espresso Bassett said, I think fundamentally Espresso is directly linked to Italy as beverage and the way it's part of their culture. It's been transported all around the world and reinterpreted despite reinterpretation, the drinks with talion names have an Espresso base. And typically, some kind of milk added. For example, a cafe latte usually just called a lot in the United States consists of Espresso milk and milk foam. It's not brewed coffee with milk. Although that's the literal translation to be fair ordering an Espresso with milk and milk foam doesn't sound as catchy the distinction between Espresso and brewed coffee is important consider the Americano which was named for Americans in Italy who sought a drink. Similar to the brood or filtered coffee. They drink at home because it emerged in Italy and is made by adding water to Espresso, it retains its talion title. So this answers the question about coffee drink names. But what about Starbucks use of sizes like 'Grande inventing, which are also talion words, this sizing nomenclature short tall and 'Grande was introduced when ill Nali opened its doors in one thousand nine hundred six and the venue size came in the early nineties ill. Denali was the name of the coffee houses launched by Starbucks chairman emeritus Howard Schultz during his mid eighties hiatus from the company the company's website states. That sheltered been quote captivated with talion coffee bars and the romance of the coffee experience a tradition. He wanted to bring to the United States he returned to Starbucks and purchase the company in one thousand nine hundred seven and that branding now extends to fo- Italian product names, like the Frappuccino, which is a trademarked name and not actually Italian word by the way bonus back to the episode the caffeine in coffee that perks. You up is considered the most commonly used drug in the world. Today's episode was written Vicary, Whitney and produced by Tyler claiming for I heart media, and how stuff works or more on this and lots of other peppy, topics. Visit our home planet has to work dot com. You know, people say necessity is the mother of invention. But that's not always true. Sometimes the mother of invention is advertising. Yeah. Or pure accident. How about ego maniacal delusion? Absolutely. Or just a desperate longing. To be cool. I'm Robert lamb, and I'm Joe McCormick. We're the host of the science podcasts stuff to blow your mind. 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"Shocking scene": Deputies find 4 bodies, then shoot man trying to kill girl
"He was running out of the house after wrestling an axe type weapon away from Geico. She came running down here wearing nothing, but a gym pants and a t shirt, no shoes, no code. So clearly, she. A hurry to get out of the house no known motive for the awful attack. But one neighbor said the killer had been using drugs, potentially meth. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. Jay Inslee is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire for the next two days. He has several appearances scheduled to talk about his signature issue of climate change last week. He wrote in the Washington Post at the Democratic Party must nominate a presidential candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. New Hampshire stages. The nation's first presidential primary next Friday and Isley says he'll make a decision on whether to run for president by April rumors at former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will run as an independent not going over. Well, ABC political reporter Steve Roberts telling KOMO president. Trump is not likely to be reelected at this point unless the democratic vote is split one of the reasons why Bill Clinton one
Coffee giant Starbucks opening in Italy, the home of espresso
"Tomorrow. Starbucks will open its first store in Italy the country that considers itself, coffee, spiritual home, NPR's, Sylvia. Pohjola knows coffee, and she knows Italy. And she says the company has set itself up for challenge. The company's press. Release describes the Milan store is the crown jewel of Starbucks global retail footprint. It opens thirty five years after founder Howard Schultz visited the city that inspired
Starbucks' departing chairman backs China prospects, hints at Jack Ma tie-up
"Tonight at six o'clock komo news time five fifty propel insurance money update bucks outgoing executive chairman howard schultz says a recent slowdown in china will be shortlived seeking to ease investor concerns at the coffee chain is under pressure in the fast growing market reuters says schultz also hinted at a potential tie up with ecommerce shine alibaba's billionaire founder jack ma that could help rev up online coffee sales for the chain in china new zealand has agreed to buy four boeing p eight a poseidon maritime patrol planes strengthening.
"howard schultz" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Lubricate the danske family of companies motel six join gary and eric gimme octagon now one eight six six ninety redeye and he's eric hurley i'm gary mcnamara okay i've got to play this especially and i just i just found this just during the the top of the hour is i was looking to see if i have any hail damage at my house but in the midst of doing those things i found this audio cut that i wanna play and after we just talked about starbucks chairman howard schultz again do i believe he'd actually run that wait no is that how you want to position yourself you know if you were howard schultz who is still with starbucks who the scuttlebutt is he may want to challenge donald trump for the presidency in in in twenty twenty and the appearance on cnbc democrats are completely and totally unrealistic on the spending that they want their unrealistic when it comes to a single payer healthcare system they're unrealistic when it comes to guaranteed income they're unrealistic when it comes to a guaranteed job the money isn't there and eric and i have the discussion said well that's not gonna get you anywhere with the democrats in a primary if you're in a primary debate try to sell that who was the last person who tried to do that what was that guy's what was that guy's name but this was on morning joe yesterday as they were talking about the fiftieth anniversary.
"howard schultz" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Can oprah win ed who would you like to see run she's more honey twenty for the dam's schwert american fantasy i'd say one a couple of things start credit politically one she's she's probably she's going to draw the black vote you would think that she she has a lot of she's definitely unattractive candidate for that reason levy kinda wanna give backup to obama levels of of black vote engagement that might be possible there she's got the person analogy called already behind her and the other things remember like you she can basically that that same personality cult she can basically gets you to make any book in the world a best seller she decides this is what i'm reading in all of a sudden boom right to the top of the new york times bestseller lester it has been in the past if she can have that same ability when it comes to encouraging people to vote for her that is a devastating capability saudi so oprah does have a lot of tools and weapons here if she decides she wants to jump into the race i i think you're right so who would you like to see you again my dream team maxine waters and nancy pelosi just if if for nothing else entertainment purposes because it would be one of the most entertaining presidential races ever lose sean in aldy good morning you are on mornings on the mall to shun who do you wanna see runin do you think that a over can do it uh offered shooter endured or we could spread it into the debate uh royalty dumb elaborately rounded yeah or hillary roddick guarantee uh part biggest fear shares bears howard show and why is howard schultz pacifica where are you prepared well he's attractive first everybody knows far apart he could probably big beaver merger contract consecutive you're probably hike with donald trump on the whipple yeah i've as i recall has been a lot of time watching howard schultz speeches but his personality is not off the charts i don't think i think it's a little more subdued but uh it it that's possible howard's namely sean has been kind of bounce around with a couple of other rich people a mark cuban is one that we regularly hear as somebody who's interested he only flirts in public with this um.