May 20, 2022

Starbucks CEO Says Stop Money Flow To Politicians

Howard Schultz, President and CEO of Starbucks, joins the tidal wave of Americans fed up with the destructive and self dealing behavior in Washington.

Reportedly, Schultz sent an email to Starbucks employees asking them to refrain from sending campaign contributions to politicians as a way of sending a message that we want responsible government.  Schultz’s email deplored the “lack of cooperation and irresponsibility among elected officials as they have put partisan agendas before the people’s agenda.”

The fact that Schultz would use such strongly worded language reflects the deep concerns of Americans about our country’s rulers and our future.  The large majority of Americans no longer believe that “Congress rules with the consent of the governed“, the very reason why we had a war of independence.

Schultz’s characterization of Congress is right on target but what he should have called for is the elimination of lobbying by special interest groups.  The endless money bribes from lobbyists to politicians have corrupted the American government beyond the point of redemption.  The small $5 and $10 contributions to politicians from individual Americans is more show than substance – the real campaign contributions to politicians come from special interest money groups looking to advance their own agendas.

Even worse, it doesn’t seem to matter who gets elected or what they promise.  The politicians we believe will make a “real change” wind up becoming a part of the system that has put our nation half way down the path of self destruction.

Americans are fed up and the polls prove it.  The latest Gallup poll shows that a massive 89% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States.

How are things going - courtesy gallup.com

How are things going - courtesy gallup.com

Americans have ample reason to be worried about the future as incomes stagnate, taxes increase and huge levels of debt threaten our financial system.  Let’s pray that in the next election for President, America will find the right man to restore confidence and regain the trust of the American people.

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