Thursday, August 13, 2009

Please boycott Whole Foods Market.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal trashing the health care plan now working its way through Congress.

This, of course, is his perfect right. When you are an old hippie turned multi-millionaire, you often decide that libertarianism is just peachy keen. Nolan Bushnell, the old reprobate that started Atari with other people's money and other people's talent, thought free love, legalized pot and tax cuts on the highest income levels were the best things in life.

Mr. Mackey thinks the real way to improve America's health is eating naturally grown foods that are lower in fat. The kind you can buy at Whole Foods Market, provided you can get a second mortgage on your home, and good luck with that in this housing market.

He can say what he wants. You can buy where you want. I recommend you buy your healthy produce at other stores or at farmer's markets or anywhere that doesn't put cash into the pocket of the Ayn Rand loving grease weasel.


Zoey and Me said...

We don't have this store in Florida but I'm with ya.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm with you in spirit. We had a similar situation here in my area of TN, the couple who ran the "health food" store were huge Bush/Cheney boosters. As soon as we found out, we stopped shopping in their store.

Padre Mickey said...

Dem bastids overcharge for their organic food, and now I learn that he's a freakin' nutcase?
I told the Lovely Mona that when we return to California we shant be shopping there!

WV" calanarc. The Calanarc on Venice Beach snitched on the "docs" and their medical marijuana booths.

jolie said...

then there's all the problems he's had with the SEC, right? yeah, no wonder he doesn't like government. it means regulating things, and he's against anything that would affect his financial gain.

and sadly for whole food employees, who stand to benefit in a lot of ways from health care reform, if mackey has his way, they'll be stiffed.

Matty Boy said...

I've never shopped at Whole Foods. I am now close enough to get there on my bike, but I'm still going to pass. He's arguing for what he believes in, and throwing in an ad for his store in the process.

He's not repeating that "death panel" crap, but he's not repudiating it, either. That's his prerogative.

It's our prerogative to shop somewhere else. This more free market solution will not improve the situation we have. He is against the idea that health care is a "right" and says it is nowhere in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. It's true that the words aren't there declaring it a right, but this is the sort of thing that can be covered under the concept known as "promote the general welfare".

Again, I recommend spending your money somewhere else.

sfmike said...

Thanks for giving me one more reason not to shop at Whole Paycheck.

Distributorcap said...

WF is 2 blocks from my house

i will walk the extra blocks to shop elsewhere