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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:51 PM

Whole Foods CEO changes tune on ‘Obamacare’: It’s not ‘socialism,’ it’s ‘fascism’

The CEO of Whole Foods said in 2009 that the Affordable Care Act was tantamount to “socialism,” but now he’s changing his tune: It’s not socialism anymore. According to him, it’s “fascism.” That’s what John Mackey told National Public Radio (NPR) on Wednesday, in an interview aired on “Morning Edition,” seeming not to mind that the two forms of government are largely incompatible and ill-suited for framing the U.S. health care laws.

Mackey had a different take in 2009, when he wrote in The Wall Street Journal that the Affordable Care Act is precisely the kind of “socialism” British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher warned about. “Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism,” he told NPR on Wednesday. “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 health care programs and these reforms.”

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What he doesn’t mention is that fascism is also known as government by corporations, whereupon the poor and working classes have little to no social welfare programs and must depend upon the generosity of employers for life-saving medical care, among other basic needs. In a stroke of irony, that is precisely what Mackey was flacking in 2009 with his advocacy of high deductible health insurance policies that only cover catastrophic medical emergencies.
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Tell me again why so many Progressives and Liberals think it's responsible to shop at this over-priced scam market?

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AntiFascist Jan 2013 #3
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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:55 PM

1. switch to Trader Joe ... smaller selection ..and even smaller attitude

Fuck WF .. will never go there again.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:57 PM

2. ... went there once, thought it sucked. You hit it right, "over-priced scam market." n/t

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:05 PM

3. The CEO seems to live in an inverted Bush-like universe....

where freedom and liberty only apply to corporations and common people need to be highly regulated and treated like dirt.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:15 PM

4. CHEAP wage Employers

Yes, Indeed. Why do we patronize these leeches?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:48 PM

5. Whole Foods is child abuse!

 

Makes as much sense as what he's saying.

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