OK, I'm not going to say much about this because it's a real hot-button political issue, but .... some people are calling for a boycott of Whole Foods because they don't like what the CEO wrote about Obama's health care plan in an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal.
I'm not going to tell you where I stand on the health-care plan because 50 percent of you will be angry with me, and it's not like I'm going to change your mind.
That said, the boycott ticks me off. Basically, all a boycott can do is possibly make the company punish the CEO for not personally supporting the president's every move. Last time I checked, it's OK to disagree in a America, just like it's OK to not shop at a store.
And what if the boycott was REALLY successful? What if Whole Foods closed? Congrats, thanks for taking away a company that was helping create the demand for organic and natural foods.
Point is, think about what decisions you make. Shop elsewhere if it's important to you to punish a company run by a person you disagree with. But if you like free speech and you think we don't all have to agree, pick the store by what they sell, not who they hire.