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Whole Food CEO: "Obamacare IS Fascism"
5 years ago

Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey drew a lot of heat for comparing Democratic healthcare reform to socialism in 2009. And now he’s doubling down, calling Obamacare “fascism” instead.

"Technically speaking, it's more like fascism," Mackey told NPR in an interview aired Wednesday, referring to the Affordable Care Act.

"Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn't own the means of production, but they do control it, and that's what's happening with our healthcare programs and these reforms."

5 years ago

Good for him, he is exactly right.  Now, when will Congress start to listen and do something to repeal it.  It makes no difference who and what Obama is, he is not going to be able to defeat Congress if they do this.  They can tie this up in repealing it as Obama will do his Executive Order, they can not fund the program, Obama will do another Executive Order, they can repeal it again and just tie it up forever if they were to try.  At least until there is a majority of Republicans in both Senate and House or Obama is out.  There is also no way he can possible change the terms of office for President; that just won't happen.  People realize the mistake of FDR and won't let it happen again.  Even the Democrats don't want that as sooner or later a Republican will be elected and it will turn around on them.

Whole Foods CEO: ‘Fascism’ Bad Choice of Words
5 years ago

By Tim Hanrahan, 17 Jan 13


Whole Foods Market Inc. Chief Executive John Mackey has backed off his comments that associated President Barack Obama‘s health law with “fascism,” after his words stirred up a taste of controversy.

In an interview with NPR promoting his new book “”Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” Mr. Mackey talked about the importance of sustainable fishing and better diet. But he also commented on what he thinks about the Obama health law, which he had linked to socialism in a 2009 Wall Street Journal opinion piece.



His full comments:


"Well, I think that was a bad choice of words on my part ... that word has an association with of course dictatorships in the 20th century like Germany and Spain, and Italy. What I know is that we no longer have free enterprise capitalism in health care, it's not a system any longer where people are able to innovate, it's not based on voluntary exchange. The government is directing it. So we need a new word for it. I don't know what they right word is," Mackey says.


He's a Capitalist, but Liberals love to shop there.  He supports sustainability and organic farming, food and nutritional labelling, and ethical treatment of animals...but since he doesn't support Obamacare he's in deep do-do with some of them.


Protestors outside Washington DC store

Protesters said they were disgusted by John Mackey's views on healthcare (2009)



5 years ago

Well, I'm disgusted with their disgust!

5 years ago

Me, too, Tara Jane.  I can't believe people.

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