Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Howard Schultz for slamming her tax plan ,
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is out of his league running for president and
wondered why citizens don’t remind “billionaires who want to run for president that they need to ‘work their way up.’” Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to “work their way up” or that “maybe they should start with city council first”?
“Why don’t people ever tell billionaires who want to run for President that they need to ‘work their way up’ or that
‘maybe they should start with city council first?’” Ocasio-Cortez, 29, tweeted Tuesday, sharing an article in which the hopeful independent 2020 presidential candidate questioned her proposed tax plan.
On Sunday, Schultz, who made his $3.4 billion fortune by changing “the way millions of people drink coffee,“ gave
Twitter a surprise. “I love our country, and I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent,” he wrote, adding, “This moment is like no other. Our two parties are more divided than ever. Let’s discuss how we can come together to create opportunities for more people.”
“I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don’t know their views represent the majority of
Americans. I don’t think we want a 70 percent income tax in America,”
he said about Ocasio-Cortez’s January suggestion that those who earn $10 million per year should be taxed heavily to pay for a “Green New Deal” to fight climate change.
waitress wasn’t sufficient to run for Congress, despite her historic win in June,