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Whole Foods CEO says Obama healthcare law is ‘more like fascism’
Posted By Robbie Cooper On 1/17/2013 @ 9:16 am In Asides | No Comments
Whole Foods is headquartered here in über-liberal Austin, Texas. In fact, their flagship store and offices are just a few feet from some of the most iconic lefty institutions in all of Austin, such as Waterloo Records on 6th St.
So, this won’t make a bunch of granola-crunching (as long as it’s certifiably organic and vegan-friendly), patchouli-smelling hipsters and hippies very happy. But don’t look for mass boycotts from the Left of their favorite place to shop for their weekly lentils and arugula.
Via The Hill :
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.”
Of course Mackey is spot on.
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 The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/277459-whole-foods-ceo-obama-health-law-is-fascism-
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