United Food and Commercial Workers is organizing a demonstration in front of the St. Louis Whole Foods store Wednesday morning at 11:30 to protest the recent Wall Street Journal op ed piece written by Whole Foods CEO John Mackey. Bloggers nationwide are outraged that Mackey regurgitated right wing lies about health reform (not to mention opposing the Employees Free Choice Act). Here’s a sample:
“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.”
Mackey doesn’t own Whole Foods. He’s an employee there, and should be held accountable, by the company he’s associated with, for spewing such nonsense. We think he should get lots of heat for putting his employers in this unwelcome limelight.
Tea partyers have dominated much of the health care news in August with their lies and loudmouth antics. Now it’s time for us pro-reform folks to show some muscle. And we can start by making John Mackey regret his arrogant assumption that he can offend his employer’s customers with impunity.
Come and BRING SIGNS.