Over recent years, Democrats in blue cities have embraced a wide variety of policies that have made no sense. They defunded police departments. They got rid of cash bash. They removed penalties for crimes like shoplifting. They removed laws that forbid homeless to sleep on public property.
And they pushed radical social programs that reward drug addicts, the dangerously mentally ill, and criminals.
As usual, “woke” companies celebrated and supported the politicians behind these decisions. But actions speak louder than words and a major liberal company is pulling out of some blue cities.
Starbucks is closing 16 coffee shops in major cities due to safety concerns, the company said on Monday.
Six locations in both Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California, will close their doors permanently, as well as two locations in Portland, Oregon, and one location in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., according to The Wall Street Journal…
The executives announced new trainings for de-escalation and active shootings, adding that among the policies they may pursue are “modifying operations, closing a restroom, or even closing a store permanently” if safety is a persistent issue, then transferring employees to other nearby stores. [Source: Daily Wire]
How pathetic. Companies like Starbucks pour millions of dollars into liberal causes and campaigns, to get leftists elected. Yet when the bad decisions these leftists make hurt Starbucks’ bottom line, they close their stores.
You can’t have it both ways, Starbucks. You either support Democrats and then live with the consequences (like voters) or you stop dumping money into socialists’ pockets.
Starbucks is closing down sixteen restaurants, all in far-left blue cities because it has become too dangerous to keep them open.
Hmm… I wonder why that is? Can it be because the imbeciles running Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philly, and D.C. are responsible for the rising crime?
In all these cities (and more), Democrat lawmakers pushed policies that rewarded criminals and allowed rampant homelessness to spread. When critics complained, they did it even more.
How could anyone not realize the result of supporting these policies would be more crime and violence—and the shutting down of needed businesses and services?
You might get your coffee at Black Rifle, these days. But these stores provided jobs and material goods for these communities.
A town doesn’t get better when businesses are forced to close. And when a major company like Starbucks, which can afford enhanced security and training, has to shut down—the alarm bells begin to ring.
How many smaller businesses will shut down after this? And how many more Starbucks will close in these cities—as crime spreads?
Author: Jim Stone