Instead of going vocal on Health Care reform why not manage the Wholefoods (person-hood) with the same level of zeal.
In 2009, Blogger ochairball published a prophetic piece about the owner of Wholefoods and his bashing of healthcare reform well before initiative became law.
Wholefoods, that shiek bastion of pseudo progressive elitist shopping fun. is in the news for overpricing its merchandise and goods. Wasn't it a famous Republican who declared "corporations are people, my friend?" Of curse, Mitt Romney!
Apparently, Wholefoods owners and management team preferred to treat their "people-hood" as that of a conniving snake oil sales organization.
Let's visit with 2009 ochairball...
Did liberals think that Whole Foods was not a corporation because it sells organic food? You won't see me in Whole Foods. But Whole Foods is overpriced and pretentious if you ask me. Now, if Trader Joe's came out swinging against Obama's health care plan, I'd probably still shop at Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's gives all of its workers health care, even the part timers.
Whole Foods Owner against health care reform
Apparently, John Mackey tried to take it back. Mackey, unlike Obama, doesn't believe health care is a right. Mackey also doesn't believe food and shelter is right. He also slams Britain's and Canada's health care. Here's what he said in a WSJ op-ed:
Many promoters of health-care reform believe that people have an intrinsic ethical right to health care—to equal access to doctors, medicines and hospitals. While all of us empathize with those who are sick, how can we say that all people have more of an intrinsic right to health care than they have to food or shelter?
Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges. A careful reading of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution will not reveal any intrinsic right to health care, food or shelter. That's because there isn't any. This "right" has never existed in America.
Even in countries like Canada and the U.K., there is no intrinsic right to health care. Rather, citizens in these countries are told by government bureaucrats what health-care treatments they are eligible to receive and when they can receive them. All countries with socialized medicine ration health care by forcing their citizens to wait in lines to receive scarce treatments. Read the whole thing
Now let's take a look and read of Wholefoods ownership's dealings with its loyal customers. A look and read after ObamaCare has run a full 4 years either directly or indirectly benefit well over 25 million Americans deriving direct benefit from the law. The ACA has also positively supported America's jobs crisis and the law is costing less than originally forecast. ACA data and the three years experience was state above without considerations of the millions who continue to be deprived of medical coverage due to GOP policy (State Exchanges).
The "look" at Wholefoods ownership. (video linked below)
Whole Foods has admitted to overcharging customers after aninvestigation by New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs found that products routinely had mislabeled weights.
“Our inspectors tell me this is the worst case of mislabeling they have seen in their careers, which DCA and New Yorkers will not tolerate,” said DCA Commissioner Julie Menin in a statement. “As a large chain grocery store, Whole Foods has the money and resources to ensure greater accuracy and to correct what appears to be a widespread problem — the city’s shoppers deserve to be correctly charged.”
In a two-minute video, the grocery store’s co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb apologize for the issue:
“Straight up, we made some mistakes,” said Robb, making sure that you know he is a cool, young dude. “We wanna own that and tell you what we’re doing about it.”
Read more at Salon or click here.
Or, here for sake of convenience.
Wholefoods ownership stood and proudly
took the hit laid the over pricing on employees. How "people" of them. They spoke all the standard "we got caught" public relations malarkey and fed it to the camera while visions of $ millions pranced through their conservative brains.