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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is considering running for president in 2020 as an independent, slammed far-left Democrats on Saturday at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas.

“For us to start moving towards a level of socialism is such an extreme position and something that is inconsistent with the values, the heritage, and the tradition of the country,” Schultz said. “And that is what Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others are proposing to try and defeat Donald Trump with a far extreme proposal.”

“If Donald Trump runs against one of those types of candidates it’s my belief that Donald Trump will be reelected, that the vast majority of Americans are not going to embrace socialism,” Schultz continued. “Going back to the Green New Deal, in the Green New Deal there is a proposal that says that by 2030 every building in America is going to be transformed to clean energy. Now, that’s a well-intentioned idea but it’s never going to happen.”

“Let’s propose things that are true, that are honest, that are sincere, and that are realistic,” Schultz said in a clear shot at socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).


Several minutes later, Schultz told the audience at the left-leaning event that the proposals that the Democratic Party is proposing are not free and they are not feasible.

“There’s nothing free in America,” Schultz said. “So these proposals about Medicare for all, and free college, and a government job for everybody, that is not free. So someone is going to have to pay for that and that means that taxes for everyone is going to have to go up or someone’s going to have to wave a magic wand and do something that doesn’t exist but that has to be paid for by somebody and the difficulty in trying to pay for any of that is we’re sitting with twenty-two trillion dollars of debt that has to be addressed.”

“So, it’s not realistic,” Schultz added.


Bloomberg reported last month that Ocasio-Cortez’s far-left plan would “tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from 2003 to 2005.”

The massive price tag would cost over $650,000 per U.S. household and would cover “a low-carbon electricity grid, net zero emissions transportation system, guaranteed jobs, universal health care, guaranteed green housing, and food security.”

In its final analysis of the plan, American Action Forum wrote: “The Green New Deal is clearly very expensive. Its further expansion of the federal government’s role in some of the most basic decisions of daily life, however, would likely have a more lasting and damaging impact than its enormous price tag.”

The devastating report comes after Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said earlier in February that the greatest internal threat to U.S. national security was the national debt.

“I’m concerned that our increasing fractious political process, particularly with respect to federal spending, is threatening our ability to properly defend our nation both in the short term and especially in the long term,” Coats said. The failure to address our longterm fiscal situation has increased the national debt to over $20 trillion and growing. I would urge all of us to recognize the need to address this challenge and to take action as soon as possible before a fiscal crisis occurs that truly undermines our ability to ensure our national security.”

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  1. Ray

    March 10, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Hope he does run he will take some of the Democrats votes away from them giving Trump a victory. In debates he will show just how ridiculous this Green Deal is.

    • Eric M.

      March 10, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      That’s precisely one of the reasons ( probably the largest ) as to why the DNC has banned Fox News from their debates. Pre-emptive strike. They would have no answers to the questions the moderators would ask and would be made out to look like the foolish commies that they really are. Evil does not like the light.

  2. Grace Joy

    March 10, 2019 at 11:04 am

    We’re in debt because Obama undermined us. It’s only a short matter of time until the socialists DO win if we don’t IMMEDIATELY stop the brainwashing & indoctrination of our kids in schools. These kids are graduating; & running for office. Don’t forget the hundreds of millions of illegals crossing our borders to be “processed” & let free. We’re running out of time.


  3. gordon

    March 10, 2019 at 11:10 am

    A liberal left wing shite speaking the truth ??? He needs an emergent MRI !!! HE BE STROKIN’ ( to the right )

  4. N

    March 10, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Jews should leave the racist Hitler NAZI Commie Demoncrat party plantation and hop on the MAGA train to unity and success!

  5. Jon Wisdom

    March 10, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Anybody who estimated the New Green Deal as costing in the trillions better learn how to estimate true costs. When you really analyze it properly, you have to include costs mandated by the Constitution and costs that individuals incur, you are going beyond trillions, into quadrillions.

  6. LST

    March 10, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Not enough money exists in the entire world to even begin to pay for that lunacy. Kotex/Cortez can drop dead.

  7. Kevin

    March 11, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Communist Democrats know this, they have no intentions of delivering on their promises. All these radical promises are meant to get the stupid people’s vote.
    Democrats promised Blacks their lives would be improved back in 1963, and took advantage of them just to get their votes.
    It’s unfortunate there are so many stupid people in America that will hear Democrats Lies and Believe every word they speak!
    We have to spread truthful information to these people, and educate them to being taken for complete fools!
    Ask them Just What Have Democrats Done To Improve Your Life??? Not 1 Damn Thing, then why do you keep believing their empty promises and lies??!!
    Now Democrats are trying to pay the Black People in America for their Vote!
    Once they get their vote just watch how fast they Cut
    The Black Peoples Social Welfare Money!!!!
    Believe me Democrats plan to take money from every American, doesn’t matter if you aren’t working!!

  8. Boyd

    March 25, 2019 at 6:50 am

    I’m still trying to figure out how they think they can come up with trillions of dollars for a ten year plan that certainly will not work while denying 5 billion for a wall that will work.

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