Friday, April 4, 2014
REMEMBER BOYCOTT STARBUCKS FLASHBACK: Starbucks CEO will support Obama for another term (2012)
This guy must have a tax problem. I will never step foot in starbucks again, ever.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who waged a high-profile campaign last year against partisan gridlock in Washington, said Thursday he will once again vote for President Obama.
Schultz said in an interview with CNBC that Obama has shown "significant leadership" and the "kind of stewardship of the economy in the country and in world affairs" that deserves a second term.
Schultz had urged fellow business leaders to withhold campaign contributions until Congress and the White House reached a bipartisan deal to reduce the deficit. He said he was frustrated by the bitter partisan strife that was on display as Obama and congressional Republicans hammered out a deal to raise the nation's debt limit.
Although he was making a point about political donations, Schultz said on CNBC that he is a "life-long Democrat" and that Obama "always had my vote."
"What I wanted from the president was an ability to work closely with Republicans in Congress to be able to get things done," Schultz said, noting that he was impressed by the "fantastic leadership" of Obama and Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.