#1 Whole Foods CEO: Obamacare Is ‘Like Fascism’01-16-2013, 08:09 PM
Rut-Roh!!! DUmmies pissed at Whole Foods. Again.
Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:11 PM
Whole Foods CEO: Obamacare Is ‘Like Fascism’
By Sy Mukherjee on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:32 am
In an interview with NPR, Whole Foods CEO and self-professed libertarian John Mackey revived his previous criticism of Obamacare — but this time, with a new twist. While Mackey incorrectly denounced the landmark health reform law as “socialism” in a controversial 2009 Wall Street Journal op-ed, the multimillionaire CEO has revised his assessment and now considers Obamacare — also incorrectly — to be closer to “fascism”:
“Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. 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.”
Although fascist nations do often control their “means of production,” Mackey seems to have forgotten that they usually utilize warfare, forced mass mobilization of the public, and politically-motivated violence against their own peoples to achieve their ends. By contrast, Obamacare regulates some of the insurance industry’s shoddiest practices and imposes a small tax penalty on Americans who refuse to purchase government-subsidized private insurance.
That hasn’t stopped other conservative critics of Obamacare from making similar statements. In 2011, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum decried that America was falling into the throes of fascism, and that the health reform law was the “final death knell.”
You vill NOT be critical of Lord Obama!!!!May the FORCE be with you!
01-16-2013, 08:33 PM
Why doesn't someone jump in and explain point by point what fascism is and then explain how Obamacare is different and what it classifies as.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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01-16-2013, 10:32 PMRex (32,206 posts)
5. How can he be so successful and yet so profoundly stupid?Be Not Afraid.
01-16-2013, 10:33 PM
There's a lot of...Krogers is better, Trader Joes has better stuff, WholeFoods sucked anyway, I only went there because there was no one else, etc.
I wonder if Rachel Mancow became CEO would they suddenly have a change of heart.Be Not Afraid.
01-18-2013, 07:58 PMThe difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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