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