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  •  It looks like Whole Foods is suing over the ACA (2+ / 0-)
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    as well, although I haven't been able to find any more info than what is in the article:

    Thomas More says both Monaghan and Potter are Roman Catholics and say that they object to paying for their employees contraceptive coverage on moral grounds. According to a report in Salon, Potter has joined of other leaders of brands with progressive reputations in speaking out against the ACA including the CEOs of Whole Foods and Lululemon.
    •  All the more reason (5+ / 0-)

      for me to continue shopping at my locally owned natural foods chain instead of at Whole Paycheck. And Lululemon...don't get me started.

      Do you not see that it is the grossest idolatry to speak of the market as though it were the rival of God?

      by kismet on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 05:06:27 PM PDT

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    •  Whole Foods, hmph (4+ / 0-)
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      The CEO of Whole Foods did a very jerk-y interview (which he instantly regretted) with NPR, I think, last year, in which he called Obama a fascist. Seriously. If I recall, his point was that he used to think Obama was a communist, but after studying the issue a little more he realized Obama is actually a fascist.

      Unlike Monaghan, though, the Whole Foods CEO is a hard-core "libertarian" (a word that seems to mean whatever each individual libertarian decides it means for him, personally).

      I would avoid shopping at Whole Paycheck if I could afford to shop there in the first place. Oh well.

      The people who work there seem very pleasant, and generally happy with their union-busting boss, so there's that. I wish them all the best.

      And I would look up these references instead of just pulling them out of my crappy memory, except that... oops, got to get back to grading papers!

    •  I knew the Whole Foods guy was a (2+ / 0-)
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      "libertarian" a-hole but what perplexes me about Lululemon is that they're a Canadian company. That country with its universal healthcare?

      So she can spare me any moral qualms. I'm guessing the majority of Lululemon's sales come from the US. Our money's OK; covering the employees who help generate that income ( I'd also guess the majority of their employees are female give than 3/4 of their merchandise , and I've been in several stores, is for women ) is not but the CEO doesn't have to worry because she's got universal care.

      We view "The Handmaid's Tale" as cautionary. The GOP views it as an instruction book.

      by Vita Brevis on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 06:07:53 PM PDT

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