|Received:||10/30/2008 10:46:09 AM|
|Organization:||Retired Private Citizen / Ad Hoc Committee for FTC Fair Play|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Rules of Practice 16 CFR Parts 3 and 4|
Comments:First off, WHAT IS YOUR HURRY! 30 days in a legal battle is UNREASONABLE, much less when you're the 800 pound gorilla in the room! Secondly, I bought Whole Foods stock because they bring me access to the food items that I prefer at reasonable prices. I still shop at Kroger, Wal-Mart and Publix, along with other small specialty markets. I see no signs that Whole Foods is a monopoly or that other well-run competitors are being run out of business. Your job, as I see it, is to protect me from abuse of power, not promote your own. Please throttle your aggressive impulses and focus on a real problem.