January 31, 2019

THE 60% ARE TIRED OF THE PARTISANSHIP:

Howard Schultz's 2020 policies: Reduce the debt, cut entitlements, oppose Medicare for all and taxes on wealthy (Jeff Stein, January 30, 2019, Washington Post)

Schultz has characterized his potential presidential run as appealing to a moderate "silent majority" of voters disaffected with both political parties, whom he sees as veering to the left and the right, leaving open the center. Others say that "silent majority" does not exist.

Schultz has embraced social liberalism on a number of issues, including promoting diversity in corporate culture and LGBT rights, while also rejecting Democratic plans such as "Medicare for all" and the Republican tax law of 2017 as prohibitively expensive. On immigration, Schultz has said he opposes Trump's proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and believes in protecting the 800,000 immigrants brought to this country as children, known as Dreamers.

"We're living at a most fragile time," Schultz said Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes." "Not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what's necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged, every single day, in revenge politics."

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