In a slew of food fight puns, opinions on a Whole Foods Boycott are flying. First, the grocery chain’s CEO John Macky raised ire with his opinion, published in the Wall Street Journal, that health care isn’t an intrinsic right, that the “socialist” Obama plan will bankrupt the nation, and that our biggest health care problems are self-inflicted.
This isn’t Mackey’s first foray into controversy, but a boycott was soon underway over at the DailyKos, Facebook, etc.
Proud neo-con, former Chronicle foreign and national editor and current business columnist Andrew S. Ross wrote a somewhat condescending take on the boycott (scroll down), quoting workers who say they haven’t felt an impact (and apparently ordering a giant crab; sounds nice). Rebuttals and counter-rebuttals have been registered. Meanwhile, Mackey’s plans to provide a life-saving healthy diet to uninsured people (or seniors) who only have liquor stores in their neighborhoods must be forthcoming… right?