Thursday, January 17, 2013

Whole Foods Founder John Mackey: ObamaCare is Like Fascism: NPR

Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism And 'Conscious Capitalism' : The Salt : NPR - April Fulton:

January 16, 2013 - "Whole Foods has played a key role in propelling organic foods into the mainstream.... But [founder and CEO John] Mackey is not the crunchy granola liberal one might conjure.... He's a self-styled libertarian: a vegan who sells sustainably raised meat, a man who compares the government's health care overhaul to 'fascism' but wants to improve American diets....

"What he doesn't think is right is President Obama's health overhaul and the new costs that coverage requirements will place on businesses.

"When Inskeep asks him if he still thinks the health law is a form of socialism, as he's said before, Mackey responds:

"'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 health care programs and these reforms.'"

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