Elizabeth Warren Shreds Howard Schultz For Thinking in breaking news today

Elizabeth Warren Shreds Howard Schultz For Thinking in breaking news today , He Can ‘Buy The Presidency’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore into former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Tuesday after he mocked her plan to raise taxes on the very wealthy as nothing more than a “ridiculous” publicity stunt.

Schultz, who’s thinking about running for president as an independent in 2020, slammed Warren’s proposal to impose a 2 percent wealth tax on net worth above $50 million and a 3 percent tax on net worth above $1 billion during an interview on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

“When I see Elizabeth Warren come out with a ridiculous plan of taxing wealthy people a surtax of 2 percent because

it makes a good headline or sends out a tweet, when she knows for a fact that’s not something that’s ever gonna be

passed ― this is what’s wrong,” Schultz said. “You can’t just attack these things in a punitive way by punishing

people.” Warren, who launched an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid last month,

“What’s ‘ridiculous’ is billionaires who think they can buy the presidency to keep the system rigged for themselves while opportunity slips away for everyone else,” Warren wrote on Twitter. “The top 0.1%, who’d pay my UltraMillionaireTax, own about the same wealth as 90% of America. It’s time for change.”

“We have a billionaire who says he wants to jump into the race and the first issue he’s raised is no new taxes on billionaires?” she said to HuffPost. “Let’s see how that goes.”

“I have seen enough data over many years to know that anyone running for POTUS as an independent will split the anti-incumbent,  anti-Trump vote,” Bloomberg wrote in a statement. “The stakes couldn’t be higher

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