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Whole Foods CEO says Obama
healthcare law is ´more like fascism´

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Elise Viebeck

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/16/2013 11:31:33 AM

The CEO of Whole Foods Market said President Obama´s healthcare law is more like "fascism" than "socialism," a parallel he drew in 2009, to some backlash. John Mackey made the remark in an interview Wednesday with NPR. "Technically speaking, it´s more like fascism," Mackey said of 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." The term "fascism" was first used to describe the right-wing regime of Italian

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Excellent! I hope he has good security. The regime will really frown on that. I´m surprised NPR didn´t throw him out of the studio.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sardonic, 1/16/2013 11:36:32 AM     (No. 9119968)

He nailed it, heaven help him.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 1/16/2013 11:37:04 AM     (No. 9119970)

Can they get a whole foods in winter springs, fl?

Bravo sir

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/16/2013 11:41:05 AM     (No. 9119978)

Oh, so someone who put it in place is like Hitler?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 1/16/2013 11:45:10 AM     (No. 9119994)

I bet all the hippies that shop at Whole Foods are having fits right now!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Crasher, 1/16/2013 11:55:30 AM     (No. 9120017)

Visiting Whole Foods tomorrow instead of our local Hippie-ville Co-op.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Gagolfer, 1/16/2013 11:57:08 AM     (No. 9120022)

Hippies? Don´t know the last time you were in a WF store, but it now a huge well-rounded complete grocery store very popular with just about everyone.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: sceptic, 1/16/2013 12:00:30 PM     (No. 9120035)

Why does everybody accept nazis, fascists, etc. as being right wing? They are all on the left. They want to control, own, all facets of our society. Right wing wants to get the government out of our business, not cede our god-given rights and responsibilities over to them! That is the media blurring the true meaning of words again, and the simple minded and low information public simply lap it up without question! Absolutely maddening!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/16/2013 12:00:51 PM     (No. 9120036)

Italian fascism was not a right-wing phenomenon. Mussolini and his mob were socialists to the core. Of course, The Hill doesn´t understand that simple fact.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/16/2013 12:10:37 PM     (No. 9120065)

Do you think all the Prius´ with their Obama stickers will quit showing up at Whole Foods?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: coyote, 1/16/2013 12:15:50 PM     (No. 9120075)

Actually Mussolini was raised as a socialist and wanted to promote it, but he recognized that it wouldn´t sell in Italy. So he modified it and called it Fascism. A Spanish party adopted it also. The Nazis called their party socialist and stuck with that label. Whatever then name, it´s all about controlling people and dictating economic and other behaviors.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MEMcL, 1/16/2013 12:20:52 PM     (No. 9120087)

As a new Prius owner, I haven´t converted to "Green", I´m just "energy independent!" (Saving over $300 per month on gas from our previous SUV). Love it! But, I will have to put a bumper sticker on it such as "Socialism is anti-American!"

I always assumed that Whole Foods was super liberal, but now I will make a point of shopping there. We have been saying "Fascism" for years now!



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Reply 12 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/16/2013 12:33:55 PM     (No. 9120121)

Shopping at Whole Foods whenever possible! Also, I didn´t renew my Sam´s Club membership after I heard how the Walton family was donating and cozying up to our Dictator.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/16/2013 12:35:40 PM     (No. 9120129)

Exactly #6! I have tried to tell ya´ll I meet plenty of regular folks and conservatives who shop there regularly.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Arabella Figg, 1/16/2013 12:46:22 PM     (No. 9120161)

Will be stopping at Whole Foods on my way home. I try to support people with spines.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: horacer, 1/16/2013 12:57:46 PM     (No. 9120201)

#11 there´s nothing more conservative than saving money. The Prius is a great car. It´s the Volt I can´t stand.

Mackey provides high deductible insurance and health savings accounts to his employees. Something the left hates, it puts power back into the hand of the individual.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/16/2013 1:15:34 PM     (No. 9120262)

Note to Mr. Mackey: Stay away from Fort Marcy Park.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LadyHen, 1/16/2013 1:21:41 PM     (No. 9120276)

Good for him. Sounds like he actually cares about his employees by caring about his company... you know the company that pays his employees a paycheck. Those are not mutually exclusive concerns contrary to liberal dogma.

I do wish folks would understand that fascism, socialism, and communism are all essentially the same idea, less freedom and wealth for the people, more power and money to the government. Label it what you like but in the end it always leads to tyranny.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Aegedius, 1/16/2013 1:23:50 PM     (No. 9120280)

From the eye view of the commoner (that´s you and me) there´s not a dimes worth of difference between socialism and fascism. We´re slaves either way.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: convert, 1/16/2013 1:28:53 PM     (No. 9120291)

Hope he realizes a. he´s about to become a social pariah b. there may some interesting letters from the IRS arriving soon. c. he´ll be the 1st business leader prosecuted under the law if they can find any loophole....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 1/16/2013 1:32:19 PM     (No. 9120303)

I started going to Whole Foods previously a few years ago when the CEO also was critical of Obama.

I even told the staff why I was supporting them .......... I don´t think they were pleased, but I felt good.

I shopped there yesterday, as a matter of fact ............ I choose certain things to buy there, and have discovered that their sale prices sometimes beat the regular supermarket near here.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tangerinedream, 1/16/2013 1:35:32 PM     (No. 9120311)

We just got a Whole Foods where I live. Going to go out of my way to shop there from now on!
Whole Foods Day anyone?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: unagator, 1/16/2013 1:46:07 PM     (No. 9120330)

He´s nailed it. No jackboots required.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: Kurto, 1/16/2013 2:29:20 PM     (No. 9120427)

Hello? The implementation of communism has always required facism.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/16/2013 2:56:15 PM     (No. 9120494)

They have the friendliest and best customer service of any supermarket I´ve been in. And great food too.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Quaestio, 1/17/2013 10:37:39 AM     (No. 9121951)

They have great seafood, meat and produce, but it can be expensive if you don´t shop wisely. Also an amazing selection of gluten-free stuff. The only drawback is the number of zero stickers I see, nearly drives me to road rage. Hopefully the liberals will boycott and then I can shop in peace.

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