No one should be surprised that Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz is making a political statement with his company. Several times over the last few years, he has all but told Conservative customers that he did not want their money. Now, his statement concerns the refugee policy of the Trump administration.
The Washington Times reports
In a Jan. 29 message to employees, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Starbucks was developing plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in the 75 countries where it does business.
“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question,” wrote Mr. Schultz, who endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign. “These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past.”
It seems that this will be a hard goal to reach, being that Trump will likely get his way on the ban of several Islamic counties and the 120-day halt to the refugee program.
But, more than that, there seem to be more important issues to deal with in our country. And this is what Evan Hafer of Black Rifle Coffee has committed to do over the next six years.
The Times continues
Evan Hafer, CEO of the Black Rifle Coffee Company, said the ubiquitous corporate chain is making a “political statement” designed to mock conservatives, and that its plans are a reach anyway, since Starbucks would need to somehow obtain lists of the displaced.
Mr. Hafer said it makes more sense to do what his Salt Lake City company does: hire American veterans who’ve shouldered a heavy burden and could use a leg up in the workforce.
“We have bigger fish to fry,” he said in a brief phone interview. “The U.S. has been at war for 16 years, roughly.”
And is this not the kind of business leaders that the Left claim to want. Not those who are seeking to make things better for themselves only. Do they not pine after leaders who want to help the less fortunate?
Why not start in America?