The former CEO of Starbucks is speaking out against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' "Green New Deal," calling it an "unrealistic" solution.
Possible independent presidential candidate Howard Schultz warned it would be "immoral to spend trillions on the deal that suggests getting rid of planes and promotes universal healthcare.
Schultz urged Democrats to be "truthful" about their environmental initiatives rather than just throwing policies "against the wall because it's a good slogan," the Washington Examiner reported.
"I read that by 2030 they are suggesting that every building in America becomes clean energy, conforms to clean energy, just to put that in perspective, because it's not realistic, that would mean that between 2,000 and 3,000 buildings a day would have to be reconstructed to conform to what they're saying," Schultz said. "So let's be sensible about what we're suggesting."
He also went on to criticize the Green New Deal's employment guarantee.
"I don't understand how you're going to give a job for everybody, how you're going to give free college to everybody, how you're going to create clean energy throughout the country in every building of the land," Schultz said. "I think it's immoral to suggest that we can tally up $20, $30, $40, $50 trillion of debt to solve a problem that could be solved in a different way."
Read more about the "Green New Deal" here.