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Whole Foods gets "whacked" for fraud

http://news.msn.com/us/whole-foods-to...

Poor Whole foods!......frankly it couldn't happen to a better company, I find them pretentious and overbearing

However....................read the article......where does the $$$ go.......not back to the people who got duped into paying more, but into the state coffers And of course, the salaries of all those in the DA's office that worked so hard to get the "corporate monster"

It seems to be a growing trend that we must all hate Big Bad Corporations and immediately think bad of them regardless of fact. Witness the viral effect on KFC lately.

But what concerns me more are these zealous ATTY Generals who love to rake in the $$$ to the state coffers instead of getting it back to the citizens. Eliot Spritzer was the penultimate of that................It's right up there with the countless "class action" lawsuits where the folks affected may or may not get a few pennies, but the law firms get mega-bucks. These are not Erin Brockavich's (sp?), just greedy kids with nothing constructive to do.

When we formed this country, we made 2 very big mistakes..............insurance.......and litligation lawyers for things like this

Love or hate tobacco or the companies, .but they have paid thru the nose. And what happens with these mega-fines? They go to support the power greedy pols and their campaigns. I'd love to see an acctg of how these funds are then used once they go into the States' "general coffers"

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      1. Wait, insurance is the root of all evil?

        1. Eliot Spritzer was the penultimate of that............

          HUH?

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          1. re: C. Hamster

            As A.G. of New York State, Spitzer was notorious for indicting companies on some baseless charge or another. After the indictment, he'd try to find proof of said crime--as opposed to having proof in the first place.

            1. re: Maryld

              Companies? I thought he was the guy busting prostitution rings and then got caught with his pants down. Literally (well, sorta).

              1. re: linguafood

                Not sure if the prostitution ring busts were for AG business or Spitzer's personal pleasure. He was quite vicious as AG of New York-- accusing CEO's, etc. of wrongdoing without any evidence. Basically, he's a very flawed and extremely arrogant man who misused public office.

              2. Apropos of nothing, but: You do know penultimate means "next to last,", don't you?

                http://i1.wp.com/kathleencaron.com/wp...

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                1. re: jmckee

                  I used it because that's my opinion of the guy..perhaps there could have been other choices.

                  I think of it more as "lowest of the lows"

                  1. re: FriedClamFanatic

                    It really doesn't come close to "lowest of the lows". It really relates to sequence, not "bad" or "good". It's commonly misused but it means:

                    "next to the last: for example, the penultimate scene of the play. "