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Whole Foods CEO Writes about Health Care

Organic food really does taste better.

It looks better, too.

In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey informed both readers and shoppers what he thought about Obama’s Health Care plan:

While we clearly need health-care reform, the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system.

Instead, we should be trying to achieve reforms by moving in the opposite direction—toward less government control and more individual empowerment.

Surely, he had to know this would anger the liberals who frequent Whole Foods.  And, sure enough, ABC News was quick to pick up on the criticism, quoting several liberal-minded individuals who would now boycott Whole Foods because, “Everyone needs Health Care.”

Countless Whole Foods shoppers have taken their gripes with Mackey’s op-ed to the Internet, where people on the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook are calling for a boycott of the store.

A commenter on the Whole Foods forum, identified only by his handle, “PracticePreach,” wrote, “It is an absolute slap in the face to the millions of progressive-minded consumers that have made [Whole Foods] what it is today.”

Did they read the full article?  Mackey was not opposed to Health Care reform; he was just making the case for reform that didn’t bankrupt the country.  This is the same viewpoint that millions of Americans have: Yes, reform Health Care, but, not at the expense of huge federal deficits and over-reaching government control.

It’s what all conservatives are saying – and, it’s not un-American.  It appears that Democrats are finally beginning to see the error of the Health Care overhaul as well.

Yeah, it may be more expensive, but I think I’ll stop by Whole Foods to shop this week 😉

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