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Old 04-14-2016, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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The CEO of Whole Foods actually supports the high deductible plans that he used to offer his employees. Ironically not much different than the coverage you get under the Obamacare plans (and probably cheaper too.) As a libertarian I think he just opposes the government mandate to buy health insurance.
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I've read interviews with Mackey, Whole Foods' founder and CEO. He seems like a very smart guy, and Whole Foods does treat their employees very well.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Yeah true, I think Austin is the most liberal part of TX from what I've heard.
Nope. Every Texan knows about the hype Austin's PR machine spews. (They beat Dallas' by a mile!)

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He's actually a libertarian but the liberals made sure to tar and feather him for his beliefs. They leaked embarrassing online posts he had made that were discovered during some government investigation. Most of his customers are liberal so I guess how dare he have differing political opinions. I like Whole Foods but also realize that they are not immune to the pressures of any other multi billion dollar corporation to increase shareholder value.
From a Native Texan/Prospective SoCaler:

This is what passes in Austin as liberal. Houston has the real liberals/progressives. Yet, everyone still gives Austin a pass and dumps Houston into the "sea of red."

<sarcasm>BTW L.A., S.F., and S.D. sucks. Sacramento is the new it town! I'll never move to CA except Sacramento. haha</sarcasm> --(Stuff I hear from ex-Californians moving or have moved to Texas.)

If Sacramento becomes the new it town, I would predict an influx Conservative Republicans from the South are only coming to CA because of their failed economy back home and Sac-town is cheap (compared to the rest of California). Perhaps it will spread to Fresno, Bakersfield and the rest of the Central Valley will boom too (and maybe extend through the Tehachapi Pass through the Antelope Valley) like that HGTV fixer-upper show from Waco putting the town in the national spotlight and completing the I-35 corridor development.

I don't shop at Whole Foods here in Texas for their high prices and their anti-worker stances. I patronize their competitor, Sprouts, instead. Their produce is the freshest in Houston and sold at reasonable (Kroger, Randalls, H-E-B) prices. Why Brentwood limousine-liberals still shop at Whole Foods is still a mystery to me. The Cucumber Water scandal at the neighborhood store that went nationwide should have at least shut down the store or crippled the chain like Dieselgate with VW.
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:41 AM
 
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From a Native Texan/Prospective SoCaler...


...I don't shop at Whole Foods here in Texas for their high prices and their anti-worker stances. I patronize their competitor, Sprouts, instead.
Rejoice, we have Sprouts here too! Still a bit sparce but they're opening more locations
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Nope. Every Texan knows about the hype Austin's PR machine spews. (They beat Dallas' by a mile!)


From a Native Texan/Prospective SoCaler:

This is what passes in Austin as liberal. Houston has the real liberals/progressives. Yet, everyone still gives Austin a pass and dumps Houston into the "sea of red."

<sarcasm>BTW L.A., S.F., and S.D. sucks. Sacramento is the new it town! I'll never move to CA except Sacramento. haha</sarcasm> --(Stuff I hear from ex-Californians moving or have moved to Texas.)

If Sacramento becomes the new it town, I would predict an influx Conservative Republicans from the South are only coming to CA because of their failed economy back home and Sac-town is cheap (compared to the rest of California). Perhaps it will spread to Fresno, Bakersfield and the rest of the Central Valley will boom too (and maybe extend through the Tehachapi Pass through the Antelope Valley) like that HGTV fixer-upper show from Waco putting the town in the national spotlight and completing the I-35 corridor development.

I don't shop at Whole Foods here in Texas for their high prices and their anti-worker stances. I patronize their competitor, Sprouts, instead. Their produce is the freshest in Houston and sold at reasonable (Kroger, Randalls, H-E-B) prices. Why Brentwood limousine-liberals still shop at Whole Foods is still a mystery to me. The Cucumber Water scandal at the neighborhood store that went nationwide should have at least shut down the store or crippled the chain like Dieselgate with VW.
The average person from CA is probably as ignorant about TX as the average TX person is about SoCal.

If you told the average person in L.A that you were moving to Houston , they'd probably say something ignorant like
"Why would you want to move there? It's boring and where will you find a job?"

I really don't think people realize that Houston is 4th most populated city in the U.S now.
Lot's of people are just in the LA/SF/NYC bubble and think only those two cities and a couple more are the only ones in the U.S with museums, restaurants, a thriving theatre district , gay people and artists.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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Nope. Every Texan knows about the hype Austin's PR machine spews. (They beat Dallas' by a mile!)


From a Native Texan/Prospective SoCaler:

This is what passes in Austin as liberal. Houston has the real liberals/progressives. Yet, everyone still gives Austin a pass and dumps Houston into the "sea of red."

<sarcasm>BTW L.A., S.F., and S.D. sucks. Sacramento is the new it town! I'll never move to CA except Sacramento. haha</sarcasm> --(Stuff I hear from ex-Californians moving or have moved to Texas.)

If Sacramento becomes the new it town, I would predict an influx Conservative Republicans from the South are only coming to CA because of their failed economy back home and Sac-town is cheap (compared to the rest of California). Perhaps it will spread to Fresno, Bakersfield and the rest of the Central Valley will boom too (and maybe extend through the Tehachapi Pass through the Antelope Valley) like that HGTV fixer-upper show from Waco putting the town in the national spotlight and completing the I-35 corridor development.

I don't shop at Whole Foods here in Texas for their high prices and their anti-worker stances. I patronize their competitor, Sprouts, instead. Their produce is the freshest in Houston and sold at reasonable (Kroger, Randalls, H-E-B) prices. Why Brentwood limousine-liberals still shop at Whole Foods is still a mystery to me. The Cucumber Water scandal at the neighborhood store that went nationwide should have at least shut down the store or crippled the chain like Dieselgate with VW.

We shop at Vicente Foods where I see a lot of my neighbors.
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