Single-Payer Health Care Advocates Pi...

Single-Payer Health Care Advocates Picket Whole Foods

There are 18 comments on the The New York Times story from Aug 27, 2009, titled Single-Payer Health Care Advocates Picket Whole Foods. In it, The New York Times reports that:

The grand-opening ceremony of a new Whole Foods store on the Upper West Side - seen above in June - was the subject of picketing by advocates for a single-payer health care system.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The New York Times.

“Smoke and the Rocketman”

Since: Jan 07

Capitol Heights, MD

#1 Aug 27, 2009
thanks for reminding me to shop at this store..
how do I pick the intimidating dictator Obama and his thugs???
to think we lived in a free America January 19th...

“Smoke and the Rocketman”

Since: Jan 07

Capitol Heights, MD

#2 Aug 27, 2009
is it fair that America haters decide such things for us? taking our FREEDOM of choice away???
Why does Obama hate America so much that he is completely and purposefully destroying her prosperity??
and how cruel will he be when the wages run dry, unable to be taxed any further?

“Smoke and the Rocketman”

Since: Jan 07

Capitol Heights, MD

#3 Aug 27, 2009
my first post was supposed to ask how do I PICKET Obama and his thugs??? my computer is acting on Obama's behalf!!! what's next??
FLOATING AIR

Paterson, NJ

#4 Aug 27, 2009
JUST LIKE DEBI DOES, I WILL NOW be SHOPPING FOR ALL MY FOOD AT WHOLE FOODS. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE PICKETS FOR BRING ATTENTION TO THIS STORE. NOW THEY WILL BE GETTING MY MONEY.

Since: May 09

Chicago

#5 Aug 27, 2009
Liberal scums, I have asked my wife to spend more at this store. We used to split the shopping between Trader Joes and Whole Foods but after this display we shop entirely at Whole Foods. The hate and personal attacks from the left are getting real old. This CEO is great to his employees and gave his entire salary in 2007 to charity! Attacking this guy makes them look like fools, which is not hard.
GiMee

Orlando, FL

#6 Aug 27, 2009
Come on Da Hoes got to eat too.
Infidel

Salt Lake City, UT

#7 Aug 27, 2009
Debi Does wrote:
thanks for reminding me to shop at this store..
how do I pick the intimidating dictator Obama and his thugs???
to think we lived in a free America January 19th...
Right on Debi! What scares me is how Nobama's followers get behind him no matter what he does. We don't need more government, we need less. If this passes as is we will be taxed to death and that isn't counting the what we will have to pay if crap and trade passes (which is just another tax to pay for the administration's out of control spending). Let's just hope that enough people have the sense to vote out congress next year and that our votes actually count.
An American Laborer

Bradenton, FL

#8 Aug 27, 2009
Change will come, like it or not. Single payer is the only answer, but most party members have drunk so much coolaid, that they don't know why.

Dumb Americans is how the rest of the world sees us and yes, they love us dumb Americans, because as they fleece us, they laugh all the way to the bank, just as all the lawyers that have lied, cheated and stolen all they wanted from the dumb Americans,--right out in the open.

Take for instance, how all the states attorneys that sued big tobacco, sued big tobacco on behalf of medicaid and medicare--as those 2 entities cared for sick smokers in the past.

THEN, AFTER THEY WON ALL THOSE BILLIONS IN THE NAME OF MEDICAID AND MEDICARE, THE ATTORNEY GENERALS IN ALL THOSE STATES, HELPED THE POLITICIANS IN ALL THOSE STATES, TO STEAL AND SPEND ALL THOSE BILLIONS---THAT WERE SUPPOSSED TO GO TO MEDICAID AND MEDICARE.

OUR LAWYERS HAVE DESTROYED THE RULE OF LAW AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA. NOT ONE LAWYER IN THE WHOLE US-OF-A, STOOD FOR JUSTICE OR THE PEOPLE.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#9 Aug 27, 2009
An American Laborer wrote:
Change will come, like it or not. Single payer is the only answer, but most party members have drunk so much coolaid, that they don't know why.
Dumb Americans is how the rest of the world sees us and yes, they love us dumb Americans, because as they fleece us, they laugh all the way to the bank, just as all the lawyers that have lied, cheated and stolen all they wanted from the dumb Americans,--right out in the open.
Take for instance, how all the states attorneys that sued big tobacco, sued big tobacco on behalf of medicaid and medicare--as those 2 entities cared for sick smokers in the past.
THEN, AFTER THEY WON ALL THOSE BILLIONS IN THE NAME OF MEDICAID AND MEDICARE, THE ATTORNEY GENERALS IN ALL THOSE STATES, HELPED THE POLITICIANS IN ALL THOSE STATES, TO STEAL AND SPEND ALL THOSE BILLIONS---THAT WERE SUPPOSSED TO GO TO MEDICAID AND MEDICARE.
OUR LAWYERS HAVE DESTROYED THE RULE OF LAW AND JUSTICE IN AMERICA. NOT ONE LAWYER IN THE WHOLE US-OF-A, STOOD FOR JUSTICE OR THE PEOPLE.
And you think single payer with the government in control will work. Read your own post! After acting like obama and putting us down you talk about how the politicians can not be trusted. Make up your mind are you pro-big-government or do you just think the more local states are evil. Where are these angles in government that is going to be so wise?

“silly conspiracy theory HA”

Since: Mar 07

Long Island

#10 Aug 27, 2009
Thank you for speaking out John Mackey! I hope more executives like yourself will come out and say what a strain the Nobama health care will be!
Govmt sucks

Sebastian, FL

#11 Aug 27, 2009
It is totally unfair, did he kill someone? Is he a child molester? Are all his products from China? No, He just stated his opinion in a newspaper, big deal. If you don't like the stores service, prices or convenience, shop somewhere else. The person is just trying to make a store successful, sink or swim. The people on this thread are just as guilty, would you shop at this store if the OPINION had been in favor of universal health care. Just be thankful this store is giving Americans JOBS. Bottom Line, I disagree with his Opinion, Big Deal everyone's got one, I damned sure wouldn't refuse a job from him, Because of POLITICS, How Lame.
Govmt sucks

Sebastian, FL

#12 Aug 27, 2009
FLOATING AIR wrote:
JUST LIKE DEBI DOES, I WILL NOW be SHOPPING FOR ALL MY FOOD AT WHOLE FOODS. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE PICKETS FOR BRING ATTENTION TO THIS STORE. NOW THEY WILL BE GETTING MY MONEY.
Excellent post, their stock just went up 10 points on your and Debi Does Dallas commitment to support WHOLE FOODS.
An American Laborer

Bradenton, FL

#13 Aug 27, 2009
freedom man wrote:
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And you think single payer with the government in control will work. Read your own post! After acting like obama and putting us down you talk about how the politicians can not be trusted. Make up your mind are you pro-big-government or do you just think the more local states are evil. Where are these angles in government that is going to be so wise?
Let me ask you, do ya think the path we're on now has even a chance? NO, and you know it. If ya don't know it, then we have nothing to discuss

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#14 Aug 28, 2009
An American Laborer wrote:
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Let me ask you, do ya think the path we're on now has even a chance? NO, and you know it. If ya don't know it, then we have nothing to discuss
I agree we are on the wrong path. The government has control of 42% of healthcare today. Medicare and Medicaid can not survive because those lawyers that you hate so much went to DC and became congressman and senators. Then they created these ponzi scheme called Medicare and Medicaid. It was never about helping people it was about votes.

We subsidize emergency room visits from people that donít have insurance both citizens and illegal. We subsidize Medicare and Medicaid because after the government waste a big chunk on bureaucracy there is not enough to pay the standard price so the doctors charge others more to make it up. It is the same thing stores do to prices to make up loss to theft only in health care it is theft by the government.

We better find a solution that limits the amount of government involvement.

As Wilbur Mills, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told Johnson when informing him that his committee had passed the Medicare bill,ďI think weíve got you something that we wonít only run on in í66 but weíll run on from here after.Ē And so they have. From- Mark Levin Liberty and Tyranny

If you canít agree that the government is not the answer then maybe you donít have anything to discuss!
johnson_creek

Portland, OR

#18 Sep 1, 2009
I am a lower middle class worker. I pay my taxes. I support health care for all, even those who call me names.
I hope nobody ever has to suffer the horror & terror of a terrible disease, but if they do, I would be happy to lend them a hand.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#19 Sep 1, 2009
johnson_creek wrote:
I am a lower middle class worker. I pay my taxes. I support health care for all, even those who call me names.
I hope nobody ever has to suffer the horror & terror of a terrible disease, but if they do, I would be happy to lend them a hand.
That is very nice of you. I also support health care for all but not by my government. Now you go out and find about 10 more lower middle class folks that think the same as you and lay aside 20 Ė 30% of you income. Then pick some family and pay their health insurance. Now if you are not willing to do that with your money donít try to do it with mine.

Since: May 09

Chicago

#20 Sep 2, 2009
An American Laborer wrote:
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Let me ask you, do ya think the path we're on now has even a chance? NO, and you know it. If ya don't know it, then we have nothing to discuss
I am also an American laborer and what path are we on? My insurance is fine and my family loves the healthcare we have. People with no jobs and even illegal immigrants can walk into any local hospital and receive care, there are many state/local programs for this right now. Is it the best? No, but beggers cannot be choosers, at least they are being taking care of. Also if this Obamacare is so great shouldn't we be asking our public servants to get on this plan and not be exempted from it? Let them kick in for the people they want to help. They will go nowhere near this healthcare themselves but expect other Americans like me to take it? I work for the city here and we will be the first one's to jump on board this garbage, and I do not want it.

Since: May 09

Chicago

#21 Sep 2, 2009
johnson_creek wrote:
I am a lower middle class worker. I pay my taxes. I support health care for all, even those who call me names.
I hope nobody ever has to suffer the horror & terror of a terrible disease, but if they do, I would be happy to lend them a hand.
You can do that now. Go help whoever you want to, but don't force others to beleive as you do. I work for me and my family not the person who does nothing all day and refuses to work. I currently pay my state taxes and a portion goes to help give healthcare to the uninsured and the unemployed, that's enough. Why should I give more? Going to school and good parenting leads to successful people, the motivation being that a better job equals more money to pay for better care. What incentive are we giving people that are lazy and just want to live off the government? None. They will teach their kids the same thing, sit back, do nothing and you get free housing, school, healthcare and food from the government. Seems like a class of slaves to me.

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