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@Olderscout66 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:
  1. Health care: How much has the average health insurance deductible for a family of four changed over the past 5 years? How about copays?
  2. Education: What's the average price of tuition at a public 4-year university? How much has this outpaced inflation over the past few decades?
  3. Kids: What's the average cost of child care in your home state? Is this a greater share of take-home income than it was 10 years ago? 20?
  4. The youths: What percentage of 25-year-olds have more than $50,000 in student debt? What percentage of 25-year-olds have purchased a home? How do these compare to 10 years ago?
  5. Housing: How much of the average American's monthly paycheck goes to rent or a mortgage?
  6. Rainy day funds: How many months of living expenses does the average American have in liquid savings?
  7. The Annual Cost of Prescription Drugs for a 70 year old
  8. The Number of Americans who have at least $400 saved for emergencies & why is that # so Pathetically Low
  9. When is the Federal Government going to Start Fixing and Securing Critical Infrastructure
  10. What is costs a Family of Four for a weeks supply of Groceries

 

 

Guaranteed they have No Clue

 

Source - https://www.axios.com/2020-presidential-election-howard-schultz-billionare-candidates-bb2b0400-1819-...

 

 


I'm sure my favorite millionaire is no more or less capable of reading axios than anyone living off the efforts of others.


You mean the Takers who stole all the profits created by their workers AND all the taxscam windfall given them by lil donny?


Nope.

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Why do people despise and hate those who have success? Oh wait, I know.... he has the gall to be a traditional liberal speaking as a centrist and isn't walking in lockstep with the liberal progressives.

So not only is it enough to hate president Trump, but you must be part of the extreme element of the democrat party... to find favor. Huh... who'da thunk it.

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@retiredtraveler wrote:

"....Good article, Mick. What's funnier than Schultz saying he didn't know how much a box of Cheerios costs, and then finding out it's around 4 bucks, is him saying that was "a lot" for a box of cereal, while he built his fortune charging people 4 bucks for stinking cup of cofffee.....".

 

"....What does the republican party's blind hatred of people needing help with basic necessities have to do with anything on that list?....".

 

I'm not repub, but what is the hatred for someone who grew up in a housing project and turned a company from nothing to 28,000 stores? Yeah, he charges $4 for a cup of coffee, and millions of people are apparently just fine with this, all over the world. He is an absolute standard bearer for what American capitalism allows someone to accomplish (regardless of the politics). You can dislike him for what you think he'll do against the Dems and for the Repubs, but don't hate him because he built a company that provides benes to unskilled labor.     


"Benes to unskilled labor"? What might that be? Schultz paid the average "baresta" $9/hour and had them working 3 days a week which comes out to a gross income of $11,232 plus an average of $1300 in tips for $12,532, a shade over HALF the Poverty level ($22,459) for a single worker. His managers make $11/hr full-time or $22,880, just barely above the poverty line.

 

Schultz CLAIMS an income of $1/year, but that's just a tax dodge so he can put all the profits into the value of his company stock and nice dividends taxed at a much lower rate.

 

He,  like so many heros of the GOP,  made his fortune by underpaying his workers which allowed him to increase his personal fortune by an average of $97MILLION each year for 32 years. So he paid himself 4,240 TIMES what he paid the folks running his coffee shops - who couldn't get rich doing that?

 

Who thinks that's a formula for success for the American Worker?

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:
  1. Health care: How much has the average health insurance deductible for a family of four changed over the past 5 years? How about copays?
  2. Education: What's the average price of tuition at a public 4-year university? How much has this outpaced inflation over the past few decades?
  3. Kids: What's the average cost of child care in your home state? Is this a greater share of take-home income than it was 10 years ago? 20?
  4. The youths: What percentage of 25-year-olds have more than $50,000 in student debt? What percentage of 25-year-olds have purchased a home? How do these compare to 10 years ago?
  5. Housing: How much of the average American's monthly paycheck goes to rent or a mortgage?
  6. Rainy day funds: How many months of living expenses does the average American have in liquid savings?
  7. The Annual Cost of Prescription Drugs for a 70 year old
  8. The Number of Americans who have at least $400 saved for emergencies & why is that # so Pathetically Low
  9. When is the Federal Government going to Start Fixing and Securing Critical Infrastructure
  10. What is costs a Family of Four for a weeks supply of Groceries

 

 

Guaranteed they have No Clue

 

Source - https://www.axios.com/2020-presidential-election-howard-schultz-billionare-candidates-bb2b0400-1819-...

 

 


I'm sure my favorite millionaire is no more or less capable of reading axios than anyone living off the efforts of others.


You mean the Takers who stole all the profits created by their workers AND all the taxscam windfall given them by lil donny?


The "takers" are those that pay no income tax and the givers are those that bestow all that wealth via taxation on the government to redistribute to the takers.

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@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:
  1. Health care: How much has the average health insurance deductible for a family of four changed over the past 5 years? How about copays?
  2. Education: What's the average price of tuition at a public 4-year university? How much has this outpaced inflation over the past few decades?
  3. Kids: What's the average cost of child care in your home state? Is this a greater share of take-home income than it was 10 years ago? 20?
  4. The youths: What percentage of 25-year-olds have more than $50,000 in student debt? What percentage of 25-year-olds have purchased a home? How do these compare to 10 years ago?
  5. Housing: How much of the average American's monthly paycheck goes to rent or a mortgage?
  6. Rainy day funds: How many months of living expenses does the average American have in liquid savings?
  7. The Annual Cost of Prescription Drugs for a 70 year old
  8. The Number of Americans who have at least $400 saved for emergencies & why is that # so Pathetically Low
  9. When is the Federal Government going to Start Fixing and Securing Critical Infrastructure
  10. What is costs a Family of Four for a weeks supply of Groceries

 

 

Guaranteed they have No Clue

 

Source - https://www.axios.com/2020-presidential-election-howard-schultz-billionare-candidates-bb2b0400-1819-...

 

 


I'm sure my favorite millionaire is no more or less capable of reading axios than anyone living off the efforts of others.


You mean the Takers who stole all the profits created by their workers AND all the taxscam windfall given them by lil donny?

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It's always about the same thing... "THATS WHY I HATE HIM"


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@BigLib wrote:

@rk9152 wrote:

@mickstuder wrote:
  1. Health care: How much has the average health insurance deductible for a family of four changed over the past 5 years? How about copays?
  2. Education: What's the average price of tuition at a public 4-year university? How much has this outpaced inflation over the past few decades?
  3. Kids: What's the average cost of child care in your home state? Is this a greater share of take-home income than it was 10 years ago? 20?
  4. The youths: What percentage of 25-year-olds have more than $50,000 in student debt? What percentage of 25-year-olds have purchased a home? How do these compare to 10 years ago?
  5. Housing: How much of the average American's monthly paycheck goes to rent or a mortgage?
  6. Rainy day funds: How many months of living expenses does the average American have in liquid savings?
  7. The Annual Cost of Prescription Drugs for a 70 year old
  8. The Number of Americans who have at least $400 saved for emergencies & why is that # so Pathetically Low
  9. When is the Federal Government going to Start Fixing and Securing Critical Infrastructure
  10. What is costs a Family of Four for a weeks supply of Groceries

 

 

Guaranteed they have No Clue

 

Source - https://www.axios.com/2020-presidential-election-howard-schultz-billionare-candidates-bb2b0400-1819-...

 

 


I'm sure my favorite millionaire is no more or less capable of reading axios than anyone living off the efforts of others.


What does the republican party's blind hatred of people needing help with basic necessities have to do with anything on that list? Maybe your favorite millionaire can read it to you so you'd understand this isn't a thread about the various welfare programs.

 

Good article, Mick. What's funnier than Schultz saying he didn't know how much a box of Cheerios costs, and then finding out it's around 4 bucks, is him saying that was "a lot" for a box of cereal, while he built his fortune charging people 4 bucks for stinking cup of cofffee.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2019/01/30/howard-schultz-thinks-4-is-a-lot-for-a...

 

 


What has any of that to do with asking a millionaire a bunch of questions from axios? I have no idea what the topic is about.
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@retiredtraveler wrote:

"....Good article, Mick. What's funnier than Schultz saying he didn't know how much a box of Cheerios costs, and then finding out it's around 4 bucks, is him saying that was "a lot" for a box of cereal, while he built his fortune charging people 4 bucks for stinking cup of cofffee.....".

 

"....What does the republican party's blind hatred of people needing help with basic necessities have to do with anything on that list?....".

 

I'm not repub, but what is the hatred for someone who grew up in a housing project and turned a company from nothing to 28,000 stores? Yeah, he charges $4 for a cup of coffee, and millions of people are apparently just fine with this, all over the world. He is an absolute standard bearer for what American capitalism allows someone to accomplish (regardless of the politics). You can dislike him for what you think he'll do against the Dems and for the Repubs, but don't hate him because he built a company that provides benes to unskilled labor.     


I Don't Hate Him For Making Money

 

I Hate That He is a Democrat Pretending he's something else..........................Sanders & Bloomberg both had the opportuntity to go the Independent Route - they put Country B4 EGO!

 

Schultz  should run and he should run as a Democrat & against whatever the Policies of the Democrats he disagrees with - just like the 20 Republicans did against Trump & JUST LIKE THE 20 DEMOCRATS ARE PREPARED TO DO THIS NEXT ELECTION

 

2020 is about re-electing Trump or throwing Trump out of Office - No Independent Candidate has ever come close to winning a Presidential Election - Not Even Close - all they have ever done is skew the Election

 

THE MORE MONEY INFLUENCES THE OUTCOME & 2020 WILL BE THE WORST YEAR EVER - THE LESS OPPORTUNTITY A THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE HAS - I DON'T LIKE IT - IT'S JUST REALITY

 

SCHULTZ IS OBVIOUSLY NOT STUPID - SO THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE REASON HE WOULD RUN AS A INDEPENDENT - HE WANTS TO BE A SPOILER FOR THE DEMOCRATS

 

THATS WHY I HATE HIM

 

 

 

 

( " China if You're Listening - Get Trumps Tax Returns " )

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@retiredtraveler wrote:

"....Good article, Mick. What's funnier than Schultz saying he didn't know how much a box of Cheerios costs, and then finding out it's around 4 bucks, is him saying that was "a lot" for a box of cereal, while he built his fortune charging people 4 bucks for stinking cup of cofffee.....".

 

"....What does the republican party's blind hatred of people needing help with basic necessities have to do with anything on that list?....".

 

I'm not repub, but what is the hatred for someone who grew up in a housing project and turned a company from nothing to 28,000 stores? Yeah, he charges $4 for a cup of coffee, and millions of people are apparently just fine with this, all over the world. He is an absolute standard bearer for what American capitalism allows someone to accomplish (regardless of the politics). You can dislike him for what you think he'll do against the Dems and for the Repubs, but don't hate him because he built a company that provides benes to unskilled labor.     


I don't hate Schultz. He is indeed a living testament to American capitalism success stories. If America has to be saddled with yet another billionaire president for the years 2021-2025, I'd rather it be Schultz. That he feels he's the best answer for America, the $4 cereal/coffee debate is proof he is not. More to the point is that he feels $4 for a box of cereal is too much, but $4 for coffee isn't. Didn't see Starbucks handing out $4 coffees to federal workers at the local food banks during the last shutdown, because everyone knows that $4 was better spent on actual food. He needs to do a better job of educating himself on work-a-day American realities, which is what the OP illustrates.

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/statements/byruling/false/ (11 pages of lies and growing)
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"....Good article, Mick. What's funnier than Schultz saying he didn't know how much a box of Cheerios costs, and then finding out it's around 4 bucks, is him saying that was "a lot" for a box of cereal, while he built his fortune charging people 4 bucks for stinking cup of cofffee.....".

 

"....What does the republican party's blind hatred of people needing help with basic necessities have to do with anything on that list?....".

 

I'm not repub, but what is the hatred for someone who grew up in a housing project and turned a company from nothing to 28,000 stores? Yeah, he charges $4 for a cup of coffee, and millions of people are apparently just fine with this, all over the world. He is an absolute standard bearer for what American capitalism allows someone to accomplish (regardless of the politics). You can dislike him for what you think he'll do against the Dems and for the Repubs, but don't hate him because he built a company that provides benes to unskilled labor.     


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