Howard Schultz criticizes Democrats for financially irresponsible proposals

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:44 AM PT — Monday, February 4, 2019

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is continuing to tease his potential 2020 presidential run with his disapproval of the “two party” system approach.

However, he saved his biggest criticisms for Democrats. During his book tour Sunday, Schultz blasted Democrats for proposing financially irresponsible policies.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at an event to promote his book, “From the Ground Up,” in Seattle. Schultz has faced a rocky reception since he announced earlier in January that he’s considering an independent presidential bid. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

He also took aim at Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed tax on the wealthy.

“We shouldn’t get to a place where there are people yelling from the rafters that because you have been successful, you are a bad person and we’re going to be punitive to you –that’s, to me, the antithesis of the spirit of the country,” he stated.

Schultz also voiced his concern for the Democratic Party’s radicalization and false promises, arguing the country cannot afford “free college.”‘