Howard Schultz: I’m a billionaire; I thought that was the American dream

Howard Schultz: I’m a billionaire; I thought that was the American dream
Howard Schultz. 60 Minutes video

[Ed. – That used to be the American dream. The American dream now us to achieve enough fame so you can bitch and moan about rich people unwilling to give away as much money as you say they should and having lots of gullible people nod in agreement.]

MSNBC: Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is considering an Independent 2020 presidential bid, and he tells ‘Morning Joe’ why he doesn’t believe what the Democratic Party stands for, why he sees himself as a legitimate Independent choice and what he really thinks about Elizabeth Warren.

Schultz responded to critics of his personal fortune and being a billionaire in America.

“I’ve also been criticized for being a billionaire,” Schultz said Wednesday. “Let’s talk about that. I’m self-made. I grew up in the project in Brooklyn, New York. I thought that was the American dream, the aspiration of America. You’re going to criticize me for — for being successful when in my company over the last 30 years, the only company in America that gave comprehensive health insurance, equity in the form of stock options, and free college tuition? And Elizabeth Warren wants to criticize me for being successful?”

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“I’m not a Democrat,” Schultz told the ‘Morning Joe’ panel. “I don’t affiliate myself with the Democrat Party who is so far left, who basically wants the government to take over health care, which we cannot afford. …

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