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What does Whole Foods have to do with health care? ^ | William M. Briggs

Posted on 12/26/2009 2:59:04 AM PST by mattstat

It’s not too late to prevent the worst in health care. The Senate bill must still be force-fit to the House bill during reconciliation. We still have time to discuss what requiring a new health tax means. The opportunity to sway our masters, at least a little, still exists.

Time might be out for Whole Food’s chief John Mackey, however, who earlier this year wrote an editorial for the Wall Street Journal in which he quoted Margret Thatcher: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

The result: an 8.4 on the Richter scale of quaking and shaking and sputtering from the left. Cries of “How could he!” echoed from blog to blog. Bitter tears! Condemnation! The assumption of the wounded was that any man who would sell expensive carrots must have been a socialist, just as they were.

No attempt was made, incidentally, by the weeping minority to refute the Iron Lady’s quip, for the simple logical reason that you cannot prove invalid what is true. The left were incensed merely because Mackey had the gall to say publicly what he did.

Judas himself did not get as much heat from his Christian brethren as Mackey took from the socialists. A boycott of Whole Foods was on!

An internet site sprang forth: Their tag line is “Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey, says healthcare is NOT a right and used his corporate bully pulpit to spread insurance industry lies. Join other shoppers who will not spend dollars supporting Mackey’s right wing agenda.”

...Mackey also wanted to, e.g. “Repeal all state laws which prevent insurance companies from competing across state lines”, and “Make costs transparent so that consumers understand what health-care treatments cost”. Gosh darn Republicans and their gosh darn right wing agendas!...

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: health; wholefoods

1 posted on 12/26/2009 2:59:08 AM PST by mattstat
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2 posted on 12/26/2009 3:04:22 AM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

3 posted on 12/26/2009 3:07:11 AM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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Whole Foods helps fund Planned Parenthood.

4 posted on 12/26/2009 10:29:56 AM PST by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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