Tea Party Group Supports Mackey, Whole Foods

The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition yesterday said it planned a series of "buycott" events designed to support Whole Foods Market and its chairman and chief executive officer, John Mackey, after the libertarian came under fire for his criticism of health care reform.

ST. LOUIS — The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition yesterday said it planned a series of "buycott" events designed to support Whole Foods Market and its chairman and chief executive officer, John Mackey, after the libertarian came under fire for his criticism of health care reform.

Some supporters of health care reform have pledged to boycott Whole Foods after Mackey's opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal earlier this month.

The first two "buycott" events are scheduled for tomorrow at Whole Foods locations here and in Dallas. Additional events in other cities are expected to follow. Details of these Tea Party Buycotts and future events can be found online [3].

“Most tea party supporters are not regular customers of Whole Foods, and we want to show our support for Mr. Mackey’s championship of free market health care reforms,” said Dana Loesch of the St. Louis Tea Party.

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