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Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President until July 2019
Howard Schultz
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Howard Schultz on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice, but against third trimester abortion. (Apr 2019)
  • Pro-choice advocate for all of my life. (Mar 2019)
Howard Schultz on Budget & Economy
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  • $22 trillion debt is immoral and reckless. (Mar 2019)
  • People feel the painful effects of political gamesmanship. (Jan 2019)
  • $5M to start community lending in Great Recession. (Jan 2019)
  • Raising debt ceiling is false goal: focus on balanced budget. (Jan 2019)
  • 2008: closed 600 Starbucks stores due to Great Recession. (Mar 2012)
  • 2009 stimulus package lifted consumer confidence. (Mar 2012)
  • Debt ceiling agreement and balanced budget will save economy. (Sep 2011)
Howard Schultz on Civil Rights
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  • Regardless of skin color, get every American represented. (Feb 2019)
  • Starbucks did little to stop sexual harassment of employees. (Feb 2019)
  • Race Together: dialog about race relations in stores. (Jan 2019)
  • Race Together: conversation on race with all Starbucks staff. (Jun 2018)
  • Better race relations starts with conversation. (Dec 2014)
  • Support AIDS programs and employee AIDS walks. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on Corporations
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  • Achieve profit with humanity & pathway to middle class. (Mar 2019)
  • Rich should pay higher taxes, and corporations too. (Feb 2019)
  • Cafes in Italy are welcoming; Starbucks brings that here. (Jan 2019)
  • 1991: "Bean Stock" gives all employees ownership share. (Jan 2019)
  • Transformational Agenda: Starbucks is heart of neighborhood. (Jan 2019)
  • American Dream can't be accessible only in right zip code. (Jun 2018)
  • Support worthy causes in countries where our coffee is grown. (Jan 1999)
  • Build a big business on small business values. (Jan 1999)
  • People worry that national chains homogenize neighborhoods. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on Crime
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  • Open discussion about black communities' mistrust of police. (Jan 2019)
  • Restore public trust by increasing police diversity. (Jan 2019)
  • After Ferguson riots, distribute compendium about race. (Jan 2019)
  • Ignoring shootings of black men makes us part of the problem. (Jan 2019)
Howard Schultz on Drugs
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Howard Schultz on Education
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  • First in family to attend college; offer same at Starbucks. (Mar 2019)
  • Hold colleges responsible, but help students handle debt. (Feb 2019)
  • 3,000 people graduated college on Starbucks' tuition. (Feb 2019)
  • Supplement Pell Grants to make online college tuition-free. (Jan 2019)
  • Private sector can do more for millennial students. (Jan 2019)
  • Supporting individual's efforts to reform education locally. (May 2011)
Howard Schultz on Energy & Oil
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  • Green New Deal is well-intended but too extreme. (Mar 2019)
  • Green New Deal is unrealistic at $40 trillion. (Feb 2019)
Howard Schultz on Environment
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  • Protect earth's resources and promote sustainable farming. (Mar 2012)
  • Effort to reduce environmental impact of Starbucks. (Mar 2012)
  • Human deforestation contributes more carbon than all cars. (Mar 2012)
  • Paper sleeves instead of polystyrene coffee cups. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on Families & Children
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Howard Schultz on Foreign Policy
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  • China is not an ally, but we need to work with them. (Feb 2019)
  • CARE programs in rural areas in Third World. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on Free Trade
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  • Trump's tariff war is a strategic mistake. (Feb 2019)
  • Bring manufacturing back, even at cost to bottom line. (Nov 2014)
  • Starbucks has opened thousands of stores in China. (Mar 2012)
  • Framework for coffee importers: improve quality of life. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on Government Reform
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  • Political contributions unduly influence policy. (Mar 2019)
  • Gerrymandered districts reflect will of political parties. (Mar 2019)
  • Reduce partisanship with 2/3 vote for Court nominations. (Mar 2019)
  • Our government's dysfunction is great & we need to fix it. (Mar 2019)
Howard Schultz on Gun Control
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  • Honor Second Amendment but enact sensible gun laws. (Feb 2019)
  • False choice between gun ban and unlimited gun ownership. (Feb 2019)
  • 2013: Requested customers not bring guns to Starbucks. (Sep 2013)
Howard Schultz on Health Care
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  • Medicare-for-All: $32T cost is out of touch with reality. (Apr 2019)
  • ObamaCare is ok, but Medicare-for-All goes too far. (Feb 2019)
  • President must take responsibility for V.A. (Feb 2019)
  • False choice between socialized medicine & ObamaCare repeal. (Feb 2019)
  • Keep employee health benefits during Great Recession. (Jan 2019)
  • Apply affordable healthcare to part-time employees. (Jan 2019)
  • Single-payer health care is a false promise. (Jan 2019)
  • Expand coverage to include part-time employees. (Jan 1999)
  • Offer employee coverage for terminal illnesses. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on Homeland Security
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  • Imagine if politicians lived by "Honor, country, and duty". (Nov 2014)
  • Volunteer army means 98% of us have no skin in the game. (Nov 2014)
Howard Schultz on Immigration
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  • Immigrants exemplify the American dream. (Mar 2019)
  • Border security ok, but don't demonize immigrants. (Feb 2019)
  • Great-grandparents immigrated from Easter Europe in 1890s. (Feb 2019)
  • False choice between mass deportation and abolishing ICE. (Feb 2019)
  • Hire 10,000 refugees from Trump's Muslim-ban countries. (Jan 2019)
Howard Schultz on Jobs
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  • Create company our parents had no chance to work for. (Feb 2019)
  • When workers hurt in 1960s, they were dismissed & no income. (Jan 2019)
  • Key to job growth is loans to small business. (Jan 2019)
Howard Schultz on Principles & Values
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  • GOP fiscally irresponsible, Democrats going socialist. (Jun 2019)
  • Two massive failures: One of character; one of institutions. (Mar 2019)
  • Science is real, and so is religion and faith. (Mar 2019)
  • Vast majority of Americans aren't going to embrace socialism. (Mar 2019)
  • Leadership brings talented people together to solve problems. (Feb 2019)
  • Not home; not work; Starbucks is a "third place". (Jan 2019)
  • Centrist independent outside of the two-party system. (Jan 2019)
  • Pour Your Heart into It: the story of Starbucks. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on Social Security
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Howard Schultz on Tax Reform
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  • Would increase taxes on rich, sketchy on details. (Mar 2019)
  • Tax cuts for the middle class; but wealthy pay more. (Feb 2019)
Howard Schultz on Technology
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  • 1997: Appropriate Technology Initiative in Guatemala. (Jan 1999)
Howard Schultz on War & Peace
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  • Strengthen NATO alliance to fight Russian cyber-attacks. (Apr 2019)
  • 1972: Didn't protest in streets, but anti-Vietnam War. (Jan 2019)
  • Vietnam War did little to combat spread of Communism. (Jan 2019)
Howard Schultz on Welfare & Poverty
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  • FoodShare: Distribute unsold Starbucks items to food banks. (May 2016)
  • Small loans to coffee farmers in Rwanda & Costa Rica. (Mar 2012)
  • Bought cows for coffee co-op farmers in Rwanda. (Mar 2012)
  • Donates 8-day-old coffee beans to food banks. (Jan 1999)
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