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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:50 AM

Howard Schultz-adviser stormed out of interview when asked for specific policy proposals.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/steve-schmidt-storms-off-own-podcast-when-asked-about-advising-howard-schultz

Listening to the episode, which will be available on iTunes and elsewhere Monday morning, they give Schmidt a forum to discuss “the sickness in the system” that gave rise to Trump, and his puzzlement at the “hysteria” of the reaction to Schultz testing the waters.

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Levine presses him on how Schultz could get to 270 electoral votes. Name me one state, give me three or four that he could carry, Levine says. Schmidt ducks the question, says it’s premature, and claims without any evidence that an independent candidacy could open up “multiple pathways” to 270.

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Levine asks about the 70-percent marginal tax rate proposed by Warren that Schultz called ridiculous. “Yes, ridiculous, confiscatory, anti-growth,” Schmidt says.

That prompts Levine to ask the question that evidently hits a nerve. “Will Derek Jeter or another athlete not hit another home run because they’re going to get taxed at 70? What’s the economic behavior that he thinks is anti-growth, other than his own pocket?”

“This is bullshit,” Schmidt exclaims. “I’m not doing this.”

“Steve, you’ve got to answer the questions,” Levine says.

“I’m not,” and with that Schmidt slams down his headset and abruptly ends the interview. He threatened legal action against the studio if the interview airs, according to a source involved in the discussion. When his legal threat failed, he offered to buy the recording, according to the source. The studio refused.

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Reply Howard Schultz-adviser stormed out of interview when asked for specific policy proposals. (Original post)
DetlefK Monday OP
BlueJac Monday #1
PJMcK Monday #2
brooklynite Monday #4
Fuzzpope Monday #3
AZ8theist Monday #5
ck4829 Monday #6

Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:52 AM

1. ROTFLMAO

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 06:55 AM

2. Levine's question was kind of stupid

He asked Schmidt, “Will Derek Jeter or another athlete not hit another home run because they’re going to get taxed at 70?"

Uh, Mr. Levine, did you now that Derek Jeter retired after the 2014 season? He won't be hitting any more homers, triples, doubles or singles.

Schmidt, of course, didn't leave the set because of this fact. He was probably pissed that he was asked a question that he had no earthly answer for.

Bye, Steve.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:14 AM

4. It wasn't a stupid question; it was perhaps a clumsy example.

The question was, not unreasonably, "why is a 70% marginal tax rate on incomes of $10 million or more deserving of ridicule?"

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:11 AM

3. O' how the Mighty art fallen..

Thanks for the lulz, was fun while it lasted, Steve-0.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:18 AM

5. Yes, Steve was a darling of the left...

for his criticism of Doturd. Elegant criticisms of the destructive behaviors of the repuke party. But now his embrace of ANOTHER empty headed zero policy billionaire (other than MORE tax cuts for himself) has made Steve a pariah.

So, I too, say BUH BYE, Steve, nice try....

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 07:23 AM

6. Oh my.

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