#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.
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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.
01-17-2013, 10:40 AM
01-17-2013, 01:31 PM
John Mackey called it as he saw it, and the Moonbats are pissed
But, if you look, The Denizens are not deying Fascism, but instead demanding a boycott and saying how lousy and overpriced Whole Foods were ( then why aren't shopping at Wal-Mart? ).
They shopped there BECAUSE it was overpriced and they're a bunch of stuck-up assholes who would never think of shopping the places that ... commoners go to.CU's Paranormal Expert.
Keep your powder dry, your sword sharp and your wits intact.
01-17-2013, 03:16 PM
In the midwest, we liberals shop at Meijer because they are unionized and a Michigan company-the company is a contrast, of sorts. The ownership is undoubtedly very conservative, in a West Michigan Dutch Reformed way, but they voluntarilty unionized a long time ago. WalMart is for people who want to pay less at the cost of quality. I'm speaking about groceries, not small appliances and such. My lawnmower and vaccuum both came from Walmart because of the price, but both are national brand items.
I have shopped at Whole Foods, but only for very specific items I can't get anywhere else-or for wine.
01-17-2013, 03:22 PM
'Like Fascism,' perhaps, except that Fascism comes off looking more efficient, better-planned, and more well-executed in the comparison.
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