Left-wing complainers notwithstanding, those who have read Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s Wall Street Journal Op-Ed proposing alternatives to Obamacare know that he neither maligns the President nor pushes for the election of any candidate. He merely puts forward “eight reforms that would greatly lower the cost of health care for everyone”.
And yet because he dared take issue with the plans Dear Leader is putting forward, he has put the President’s most ardent defenders into a tizzy. How dare he offer alternatives! I wonder if any conservative groups promoted boycotts of companies when their CEOs took issue, in a civil manner, with George W. Bush’s policies.
Commenting on the Whole Foods boycott, Matt Welch writes:
I’ll just make one observation: The liberal commentariat keeps telling us that we need to have a “serious debate” about reforming our dysfunctional health care system. Well, love ’em or hate ’em, Mackey came up with eight tangible ideas to do just that, and this is the reaction he gets.
I think it’s time to get some more cheese–and there’s a Whole Foods just around the corner–and they have such a wonderful olive bar and a great (though pricey) produce section.