Howard Schultz

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by klein, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Now, this guy has what it takes to become President one day !

    He is the CEO of Starbucks, and has been in the headlines with forming the group of CEO's not supporting any politicians until they, (congress), have their act together.

    Now, he's asking corporations to join him in hiring more people and taking less profits to get the US economy striving again.
    He also started taking $5.00 donations for a nation-wide job creation program.

    If this nice fellow ever runs for Presidency, disregarding the party which he would run for - he's the man !
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Let him run for Prime Minister first and we`ll see how it works.
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Although I owned SBUX stock for several years in the 90's ... I never went then or go now to the place.

    Their prices are overpriced because they pay their employees well, provide benefits and are very socially conscious. I applaud these behaviors and accept at face value he is a good man.

    If his platform as a presidential candidate is the same, I will not vote for him.

    I go to QuikTrip mostly if I buy coffee away from home. It tastes good and I get a 34oz refill for 0.95 USD. I don't care about their CEO or their employees but I wish them well.
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Then I guess you'ld never vote for Bill Gates either. He is the second weathiest person on the planet, and could have easily made it number 1.
    But he donates soo much money, to mostly education and his wife to Africa.

    He also has a pledge that once he dies, that most of his wealth will go towards charity, and he got other rich people to join his pledge.
    I guess , in your opinion, he wouldn't make a good pres, either :(
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    No I would not vote for Bill Gates either. The qualities to be a good President has little or nothing to do with the attributes you described.

    He is a ruthless person who demeans others and generally has no respect for anyone but himself ... much like Steve Jobs. He is a very poor leader and does little to bring people together to work as a team.

    I applaud his donations and I respect the thoughtful control he puts in place before he donates. He, as always, has to be in control and control the things that he is involved in.

    For the reasons I gave and others as well, I think he would not make a good President.
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    But, you're on the Cain train... hmmmm...
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Hoax, you're the best. Not because of your opinions, necessarily, but because of the way you thoughtfully express them.

    Let me get out of here before I get totally addicted to the browncafe again.
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    He also said he support OWS and I don' NO!
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Where do you think you even heard that Bill Gates is a politician ????
  10. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Oh , I know you wouldn't be, because Howard is asking for the top 1% to take a little cut and hire more people instead of larger profits.
    You want larger profits for the 1% and more unemployment !
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Do you approach life and make decisions using this same type of superficial thought process?
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Hoax, you got to be honest here. If it came down to Obama vs Cain - you vote Cain. Just like a lot of others here. If you want 9-9-9 go for it, but it will crumble the US more than anyone wants to believe.
  13. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Ummmm...whats cruble?
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    If it came down Obama and one of Dilli's cats, I would vote for the cat.

    I don't think Obama is dumb or stupid or inept ... I simply don't believe in Western European Socialism such as exists in Greece, France, Italy, etc. He said he was going to fundamentally change America and now that I see what he meant by that, I am totally against him. Period.

    I believe in the National government not being involved in the day to day life of its citizens nor do I think it is responsible for the care of its citizens. That is the responsibility of the individual and any other individuals that voluntarily decide to help that person. That is why I admire Schultz and Gates as individuals but I don't know how they would look at what is the National governments role. Until I understand that, I am not for them either.

    As for crumbling America, I'm not that sure about 9-9-0 or the now 9-0-9 myself. It is a starting point and it has generated discussion of tax reform. Herman is also in support of reducing the National government expenditures which I think is fundamental to America being strong.
    However, and this is one thing that dismays me about Obama, is that creating private sector jobs is the most important thing in America right now and has been for 3 years.
  15. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Why did you just pick France, Italy and Greece, and why not Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland ?
    Or even Canada ? Besides France still holds a AAA credit-rating, sounds good to me, even though it's in danger, but so is the US from falling , yet, another notch down. - And no, it's not Obama - it's congress !

    As of CNN today the US fell to the 28th spot in education, and the US has a 25% highschool drop-outs. 16th in the world now with college or university degrees. The US used to be number 1 of the world in college/university gradulates ! (and don't blame that on Obama , either) it takes years and years to have education results. Bill Gates said that himself today, after spending billions in US schools - you'll never get an instant result.. it takes time.

    Anyways, like the majority of Canadians are, we like Obama. Polls have showed we like him even more than our own PM ! But, I wouldn't have been part of that poll. I rather have Harper.
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Debbie Wasserman Shultz said that Obama has been focused on job creeation since Day One !!...I think she's in love!!
  17. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I'm a Wasserman ! :)

    It's Aquarias in German.
  18. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    If Cain is elected that doesn't mean the 9-9-9 or whatever it's called now would ever make through congress.
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I agree, the Americans would dispute him from day 1 on his ideas !
  20. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Re-read what I said, maybe it won't go over your head this time. CONGRESS will be very reluctant to pass such a bill.
    Don't why you are so worried about it anyway.