We have had a very dry summer this year. So the rain was a very welcome thing. It poured for about 30 minutes. So when I get to Whole Foods I was a little surprised to see no one at the protest.
So, I went around to the other entrance. Nope, no one there either. I guess that rain was a little to much to protest in. After all, who would want to protest in the rain?
Parking lot pretty full for that time of the day.
Oh, wait. Here are protesters out in the rain. The astro-turf, redneck racist, tea baggers. The tax day tea party in DC was not only really wet; it was also cold. It was in the low to mid forties that day. This lady cracked me up.
For those who are not aware, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has found himself in the middle of some ire. He wrote an OP-ED Piece that appeared in The Wall Street Journal. He does not want to see a single-payer system to become law in the United States. This is a very well thought out plan to reduce costs for companies and individuals; that will allow everyone to get coverage.
Russell Mokhiber, an attorney, and the head of a group called Single Payer Action is leading this boycott. If they want to boycott, than fine go ahead and boycott. That is the American way. But at least look at the totality of the man you are boycotting. Mackey is a man who doesn't get paid. His entire salary goes to charity. The company that he leads, gives back to every community that they are located in. His company pays 100% of the health benefits for his full time employees. How many companies can say that?
Maybe I got the location wrong. I will have to check the local news to see if any protests were held here today.
For a more full accounting of the Whole Foods dust-up you can read a post by Left Coast Rebel. His insightful blog is always well put together and thought provoking.
As for the boycott, I just finished some chipotle chicken from their bistro. Umm Umm Good.