Back in 2009, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal labeling President Obama’s Affordable Care Act a form of “socialism.” Today on NPR’s Morning Edition he changed his mind. Mackey now thinks Obamacare is “fascism.”
“Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism,” Mackey told NPR. “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.”
By vocally opposing one of President Obama’s signature achievements, Mackey may risk further alienating his stores’ more liberal patrons. After his initial op-ed was published in 2009, Whole Foods faced widespread protests and boycotts from customers calling for Mackey to be fired.
quinta-feira, janeiro 17, 2013
Obamacare is Fascism
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Calls Obamacare ‘Fascism: