Skip to comments.Should Whole Foods CEO Have Taken on ObamaCare?
Posted on 08/20/2009 7:18:33 PM PDT by GreatDaggar
Last week, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote a gutsy and possibly ill-conceived op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal. In The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare, Mackey named Eight things we can do to improve health care without adding to the deficit. Sounds great, right? Well, yes and no.
By taking on ObamaCare and pushing for less government, Mackey may have risked harming his companys business by angering its traditionally left-leaning customer base. The blogosphere is having a field day amidst calls for boycotting Whole Foods:
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What he says makes a lot of sense. People don’t take any personal responsibility for their weight, their intake, their life style, and lack of exercise, ALL OF WHICH affect the organism. People would rather go to the doctor, call in sick, get paid, and have all of the rest of us pay for their LAZINESS and lack of discipline. Go WHOLE FOODS, and the left, ‘get over it’...the guy is on solid ground.
He was making no sense at all, a total tyrant and Brownshirt bully, would not let anyone else get a word in.
He has some whopper lies too, he said that a majority of doctors wanted single payer, he presumed to speak for a majority of WF employees, he presumed to speak for a majority of WF customers, he claimed that “60 people die every day in this country due to lack of health care” and then tried to lay this bogus, untrue guilt trip on Whole Foods!
I think he hurt his cause a bit.
Anyone who follows that jackass is delusional.
This is great, maybe it won’t be so over-run with hippies anymore!
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What exactly is Whole Foods? A supermarket? There is some boycott on Facebook with this.... I wish we could do with this what Rush did with Florida oranje juice years ago. the pinkos were boycotting the co. and his listeners went out in droves buying the juice.. I bought bunches. :)
Now it’s safe for conservatives to shop at Whole Foods
AUGUST 11, 2009, 7:30 P.M. ET.The Whole Foods
Alternative to ObamaCare
Eight things we can do to
improve health care without adding to the deficit.
The liberal hippies don't spend any money there anyway...they just come to socialize and mooch on all the freebie food samples and stand around in the way of us real shoppers!
Yes - and we will be shopping there as often as we can from now on.
I saw him too, what a miserable excuse for a human being. I’d like to know where he got his “60 people a day die” statistic and his statement that doctors are behind Obamacare. Nothing could be further from the truth. No emergency room in the country would deny anybody life saving health care. He repeated this claim so often it was obvious he had few facts, just a few memorized talking points.
What is it these people don’t understand about basic economics? Single-payer, by definition, means higher prices automatically. That is the stunning part of this. 0bama goes around saying he wants “the competition and choice this single-payer system will bring”. Whhhaaaa????? It truly is Orwell’s fiction come to life: “Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength”.
If they boycott Whole Foods, where the heck else are they going to be able to pay $8.00 for a tiny wheel of cheese? /s They are just shooting themselves in the Birkenstocks here.
I say good riddance to them. My Whole Foods shopping would be much less crowded (and much better smelling) without them. Plus, I wouldn't have to worry about the tires of my Palin-stickered car getting slashed in the parking lots of WF's Loveable-but-Liberal Austin locations.
The guy on Gretta should be made a poster freak for those who oppose socialism. How could he even be liked by his mother? What a piece of excrement!!
I saw that dumbass too. He kept on saying that 60 more people will die every day if we don't have a single payer government run health care.
The guy can't be for real.
The left is chopping up their own. The background on this guy is quite remarkable. The moonbats receive more rope, I wonder what the outcome will be?
“The guy can’t be for real.”
In his reality, that is reality.
I’m now in Austin, home of Whole Paycheck. I am making a shopping trip there this weekend, and pointedly letting the store’s manager know I’m shopping because of the actions of the founder.
Besides, those steaks in there are wonderful, and if you can get them on sale...
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