Howard Schultz on Homeland Security
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President until July 2019
HOWARD SCHULTZ: Absolutely.
SCHULTZ: Well, here's an example. I was at West Point with an extraordinary group of young cadets. Everywhere I went, you saw three words, "Honor, country, and duty." Can you imagine if people in Washington, the new Congress, the administration, embraced those words and lived by that? We would be in a much better position than we are today. In addition to that, we have a million veterans now entering civilian life.
Q: Disproportionately, they're coming home to and they're not finding jobs.
SCHULTZ: That's right. But it would be catalytic to the country if we hired these veterans who have extraordinary skills. But we're not. Forget Washington for a while. Let's forget pointing fingers, stop blaming them. As business people and business leaders, we need to take the lead and do what we can to move the country forward. And that will help the economy.
HOWARD SCHULTZ: Two and a half million extraordinary young men and women have served for the last ten, 15 years in an all-volunteer service. As a result of that, most of America, 98% have not had real skin in the game. We need to have a conversation, be empathetic, be understanding, and do everything we possibly can across the country, in rural America and every town, to hire a veteran.
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