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Howard Schultz on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice, but against third trimester abortion: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice advocate for all of my life: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Regardless of skin color, get every American represented: Favors topic 2
Starbucks did little to stop sexual harassment of employees: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Race Together: dialog about race relations in stores: Strongly Favors topic 2
Open discussion about black communities' mistrust of police: Favors topic 2
After Ferguson riots, distribute compendium about race: Favors topic 2
Ignoring shootings of black men makes us part of the problem: Strongly Favors topic 2
Better race relations starts with conversation: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Race Together: conversation on race with all Starbucks staff: Favors topic 3
American Dream can't be accessible only in right zip code: Favors topic 3
Support AIDS programs and employee AIDS walks: Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Science is real, and so is religion and faith: Favors topic 4
CARE programs in rural areas in Third World: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Medicare-for-All: $32T cost is out of touch with reality: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is ok, but Medicare-for-All goes too far: Favors topic 5
False choice between socialized medicine & ObamaCare repeal: Favors topic 5
Keep employee health benefits during Great Recession: Favors topic 5
Apply affordable healthcare to part-time employees: Favors topic 5
Single-payer health care is a false promise: Opposes topic 5
Expand coverage to include part-time employees: Favors topic 5
Offer employee coverage for terminal illnesses: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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FoodShare: Distribute unsold Starbucks items to food banks: Opposes topic 8
Protect earth's resources and promote sustainable farming: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Effort to reduce environmental impact of Starbucks: Opposes topic 8
Human deforestation contributes more carbon than all cars: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Paper sleeves instead of polystyrene coffee cups: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Restore public trust by increasing police diversity: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Honor Second Amendment but enact sensible gun laws: Opposes topic 10
False choice between gun ban and unlimited gun ownership: Opposes topic 10
2013: Requested customers not bring guns to Starbucks: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Would increase taxes on rich, sketchy on details: Favors topic 11
Rich should pay higher taxes, and corporations too: Favors topic 11
Tax cuts for the middle class; but wealthy pay more: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Immigrants exemplify the American dream: Favors topic 12
Border security ok, but don't demonize immigrants: Favors topic 12
False choice between mass deportation and abolishing ICE: Favors topic 12
Hire 10,000 refugees from Trump's Muslim-ban countries: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Trump's tariff war is a strategic mistake: Favors topic 13
Bring manufacturing back, even at cost to bottom line: Opposes topic 13
Starbucks has opened thousands of stores in China: Favors topic 13
Framework for coffee importers: improve quality of life: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Strengthen NATO alliance to fight Russian cyber-attacks: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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President must take responsibility for V.A.: Favors topic 15
Imagine if politicians lived by "Honor, country, and duty": Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Gerrymandered districts reflect will of political parties: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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China is not an ally, but we need to work with them: Opposes topic 17
1972: Didn't protest in streets, but anti-Vietnam War: Favors topic 17
Vietnam War did little to combat spread of Communism: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Green New Deal is well-intended but too extreme: Opposes topic 18
Green New Deal is unrealistic at $40 trillion: Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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$22 trillion debt is immoral and reckless: Opposes topic 20
$5M to start community lending in Great Recession: Strongly Favors topic 20
Key to job growth is loans to small business: Strongly Favors topic 20
2009 stimulus package lifted consumer confidence: Strongly Favors topic 20
Debt ceiling agreement and balanced budget will save economy: Opposes topic 20

Howard Schultz is a Moderate Liberal
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Cato Institute (Libertarian Think Tank)
Constitution Party
Milton Friedman (Nobel Economist)
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Ayn Rand (Author and Philosopher)
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Republican Party
Ronald Reagan(President,1981-1989)

Opinion Leaders on the Left:
ACLU (Civil Rights Think Tank)
Noam Chomsky (Author and Philosopher)
Arianna Huffington (Internet Columnist)
Robert Reich (Professor and Columnist)
Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)
Sierra Club (Environmental Organization)
Green Party
Democratic Party
John F. Kennedy(President,1961-1963)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform
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Page last updated: Apr 29, 2021