Whole Foods CEO John Mackey sowed the wind in a recent WSJ op-ed favoring free-market health care reform, and now apparently he’s reaping the whirlwind of his urban, elite, left-leaning clientele.
ABC News reports,
Joshua has been taking the bus to his local Whole Foods in New York City every five days for the past two years. This week, he said he’ll go elsewhere to fulfill his fresh vegetable and organic produce needs.
Like many of his fellow health food fanatics, Joshua said he will no longer patronize the store after learning about Whole Foods Market Inc.’s CEO John Mackey’s views on health care reform,
“I will never shop there again,” vowed Joshua, a 45-year-old blogger, who asked that his last name not be published…
Needless to say, John Mackey is quaking in his boots.
It is a little ironic, though. The Joshuas of this world want to punish John Mackey for his ruthless capitalism by taking their grocery dollars elsewhere… i.e., ruthless capitalism.
I did appreciate this quote, though:
“You should know who butters your hearth-baked bread, John,” wrote the commenter. “Last time I checked it wasn’t the insurance industry conservatives who made you a millionaire a hundred times over.”
Hearth-baked bread… delicious. And if anyone did in fact butter John Mackey’s hearth-baked bread, it would have been a Whole Foods employee for whom, as we find out in Mackey’s op-ed,
…Whole Foods Market pays 100% of the premiums…for our high-deductible health-insurance plan. We also provide up to $1,800 per year in additional health-care dollars through deposits into employees’ Personal Wellness Accounts to spend as they choose on their own health and wellness.
Wow, sounds like this guy really hates the working class. Sounds like he’s a real free-range, 100 percent organic anti-union, libertarian dick.
UPDATE: I see that Doug Bandow beat me to the punch by seven minutes. Oh well, I’ll apologize to him for doubling up on this topic in the check-out line at WF.