Starbucks forgot right-wingers like a latte, too

Friday, June 22, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Starbucks signBusiness has not been all too great for Starbucks, and one organization says the coffee chain is to blame.

While Starbucks plans to open new stores, The Washington Times reports that Starbucks plans to shutter 150 locations in the coming year.

The company's growth has stalled, the article reported, and its stock shares - down 11 percent this year - has seen better days.

That lackluster news comes after a Starbucks incident in Philadelphia, where two black men were arrested over an accusation of loitering without making a purchase. The incident led to an embarrassing PR problem for the famously liberal corporation, which held "racial-bias" training for employees weeks later and then announced a no-pay-is-okay policy that was itself mocked.

Starbucks CEO SchultzReached for comment on Starbucks and its problems, National Center for Public Policy Research spokesman David Almasi says the company's blatant liberal stance has hurt it with customers more than the restroom flap.

"This has also been a chain that's been very LGBTQ friendly," he says. "They have been going out of their way to thumb their nose at the Trump administration on things like refugee policy, and the now-departing executive chairman Howard Schultz was very critical of the Trump tax plan, a plan that was later used by the company to increase salaries, benefits and expand their business further."

Schultz (pictured above), in fact, has announced he is mulling a run for president in 2020.

While some companies do things behind the scenes, Almasi, whose organization owns stock in companies like Starbucks as a means of raising issues at shareholder meetings, says Starbucks is very much in your face

"So conservative consumers are kind of left wondering," he says, "if they're welcome at Starbucks locations."

2nd Vote, a conservative watchdog that monitors corporate activism, has given Starbucks its lowest score in terms of the company's stand on issues including the Second Amendment, traditional marriage, life, and religious liberty.

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