The CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, recently ran an ad in the Wall Street Journal pleading for an end to the Congressional divisiveness and asking businesses to start hiring workers.
Schultz also has a program in place in his US retail outlets along the same lines focusing on getting businesses to hire workers. Of course he only hires workers he needs to meet demand.
Schultz is a hard line sentimental* Democrat, giving massive amounts of money to Obama and the party.
It is only hardline sentimental Democrats who think there is a worthless stalemate in the Congress.
The stalemate is of a very serious historic nature and is not a trivial matter that can be solved by doing what the Democrats want. The Democrats want to raise taxes, increase the debt and ignore long-term entitlement problems. That is not sensible policy, that is disaster.
The big problem is that Schultz is a great business CEO and a third rate political hack.
The consequences are really stupid, so that we have a rich person who can put ignorant ads in the Wall Street Journal and promote meaningless job creation projects in his retail stores.
Schultz only learns from being hit on the head, unfortunately. He didn't stop running his stores as left wing New York Times, jazz oriented, academic havens until McDonald's started serving first rate espresso everywhere.
He didn't learn how to open overseas retail outlets until he was driven out of a few countries, like Israel and Italy where he didn't understand local issues at all and failed to find a knowledgeable partner.
On the domestic Democratic political scene.... he is unlikely to be hit over the head and ever learn about his ideological blindness.
* Sentimental: wishing for the old days in 1959 when 90% of the world was communist and socialist with unions powerful and big European companies owned by the state.