Skip to comments.Whole Foods Boycott (IBD Exclusive Series: Government-Run Healthcare: A Prescription For Failure)
Posted on 08/24/2009 5:28:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
Medical Overhaul: Whole Foods' CEO weighed in on health care, just as our president urged. But instead of engaging him in civil discussion, angry leftists boycotted his stores. They've succeeded only in chilling debate.
John Mackey is a successful entrepreneur. Unlike many politicians, he has actual experience providing health care for private-sector workers. So as the debate over reform cranked up, he wrote an Aug. 12 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal describing "The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare" and offering eight sensible free-market ideas that haven't been discussed on the news.
Mackey didn't criticize other plans. He merely tossed a refreshing bucket of reality onto the fever swamps of Congress, which is now trying to pass a socialized health care bill without debate.
But an honest opinion differing from Washington wisdom was too much for the radical left. They blew a gasket over Mackey, distorted his views as against health care reform and called a boycott. And their boycott drew a slew of media attention.
Now, make no mistake, this boycott is a colossal flop. But all the same, it was a vile thing to do, not only for its disproportionate response seeking to destroy a company with 50,000 employees but because its real effect will be to spook executives everywhere from giving their badly needed input into health care reform. What CEO would want this for his company merely for giving an opinion
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Whole Fools? You meant Whole Foods, right?
So. A Whole Foods recently opened a block or two from my place of work. Do I patronize it or not?
Never mind! I thought it was a typo. Sorry!
No that is the correct title. The IBD staff probably meant the fools that are boycotting Whole Food
Sounds like the left attacking the left...I say we get some popcorn and enjoy the show.
Yeah, I checked that after I posted. Won’t do that again. But now, because I pinged the Admin Moderator, the title’s been changed.
*hangs head low and sulks in corner now*
You have to read the whole editorial. It’s definitely the lunatics that are boycotting Whole Foods IBD is talking about
Mackey’s mistake was to criticize what socialist liberals want to do to the rest of us when his chief clientele are socialist liberals. It shouldn’t chill CEOs of other businesses from speaking out unless their market is based primarily of socialist liberals. It’s called “biting the hand that feeds you”.
Schlussel says no.
I asked the Admin moderator to change the title back
Thanks. It’s pricey anyway.
I want the Leftwingtards OUT OF WHOLE FOODS. I shop there and all they do is stink it up. And they play with the food!
Like “sionnsar” I too have to say thank you for supplying Schlussel’s article. Not shopping at Whole Foods will continue to save me 6 or more miles of gas usage.
Maybe that article deserves its own thread. I had no idea before that Whole Foods was involved in anything besides profiting from food sales.
That’s disappointing to find out.
His reforms are exactly the reforms needed for a free market solution to our healthcare problems.
He also managed to hit every problem with a solution, and didn’t offer a ‘solution’ to any problems that don’t exist.
Sure, and drive a car with a PALIN sticker to their parking lot. And speak up to the pleasant checker, and say how much you appreciate the good sense of Whole Foods CEO. Just don’t plan to do your week’s shopping there. It is great for produce and specialty items. Their fish is first-rate, for example.
I don’t have any problems driving my truck with my “My President is a Marxist” bumper sticker into the Whole Foods lot. Maybe it’s the Gadsden Flag on the other side of the bumper...
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