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Whole Foods CEO: Health care law 'like fascism'
The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.

Posted on 01/18/2013 3:32:00 AM PST by Texas Fossil

The CEO of Whole Foods compared President Obama's health care law to "fascism" in a radio interview on Wednesday, a turnabout from earlier comments in which he compared the signature reforms to socialism.

"Technically speaking, it's more like fascism," John Mackey told NPR's Morning Edition.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fascism; healthcare; obama; socialism
Well Duuuhhh! Of course Obozo is a fascists.

Most interesting part of the article is one of the comments after the article entitled

"All I know is we are losing America with KING OBONGO and his loons in charge."

"You know you live in a country run by idiots..."

1 posted on 01/18/2013 3:32:12 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Watch for every federal food monitoring agency in this country to come down like a ton of bricks on Whole Foods now...


2 posted on 01/18/2013 3:37:31 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Yep it is the Fascist way, punish all who oppose you.

Have you noticed the full court press being applied in the media concerning “gun control”. Even somed on FOX they don’t get it, they simply do not understand what these people actually are.

But some of us do.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 3:41:18 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

For those who wonder about the definition of fascists....it’s a political philosophy or movement....that generally puts the nation or society ahead of that of the individual. You can’t run such a gov’t without a dictatorial type leader, and in 100 percent of all cases (history always prevails)...there’s always a severe economic situation that erupts and drains the pocketbooks of everyone. This generally punishes not only the individual, but society itself in the end. Society is nothing....without the success of the individual.

If anyone can find a country that survived a fascist period and flourished economically....I’d like to hear about it. But so far....none ever flourish.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 3:48:01 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Totalitarianism in all it’s forms is evil and the enemy of all free men.

Obozo is a Lying Commie B_tard and he serves the father-of-lies.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 3:52:51 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
This guy has balls. Most of his customers are ueber-libs and they will undoubtedly lash out. At least until they discover that the arugula selection at Food Lion is lacking.
6 posted on 01/18/2013 3:53:10 AM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Texas Fossil

I thought Whole Foods was a liberal 0bama-supporting organization. Was I wrong?


7 posted on 01/18/2013 3:55:46 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: beef

Yep, his customer list contains a lot of yuppies. Most of them don’t have a clue about this mess. He would be in a good place to actually impact that group.


8 posted on 01/18/2013 3:58:24 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: beef

He was on Greta last night and he articulated why capitalism is a good thing in a logical, calm rational manner. If Greta has the interview posted it would be a must see. The best part is the second half.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 4:00:43 AM PST by jersey117
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To: generally

And they’re HQd here in Austin! I must pinch myself!


10 posted on 01/18/2013 4:00:57 AM PST by txhurl
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To: generally

I assumed they were. But if he made this statement the CEO either woke up or was silently never an Obozo supporter.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 4:01:08 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: generally

I thought Whole Foods was a liberal 0bama-supporting organization. Was I wrong?

**

Not always. We shop there often — food is just good (food bar is most excellent) and a great place to go if you need gluten free, speciality foods, supplements, etc.

Liberals don’t LIKE capitalism, but they NEED capitalism to fund their ridiculous programs ... in other words, they are DEPENDENT on it.

Kind of like disrespectful, lazy teenagers who rely on their fuddy duddy old dad when they need money or to borrow the car, but otherwise smart him off most times. They’re juvenile that way.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 4:07:46 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

Or to distill it down even further, Whole Foods doesn’t have food stamp customers: they must actually compete for actual cash: food stamp nation can’t afford to shop there.

Mackey has been damaged by the Dept of Agriculture.. ironic since WF’s product lines seek improvement of national agricultural processes.

Looks like a liberal got mugged here.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 4:14:51 AM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Not so much...he was an early disciple of Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman apparently:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1460600/john-mackeys-whole-foods-vision-reshape-capitalism


14 posted on 01/18/2013 4:19:49 AM PST by garandgal
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To: Texas Fossil

Fascism is socialism with a taste for leather.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 4:36:19 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: pepsionice

Fascism is nationalistic socialism. That’s the easiest definition.


16 posted on 01/18/2013 4:55:16 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: generally

I like Whole Foods; but we live too far from there to justify driving there too often. So, we shop closer to home; Dollar General Mkt., Kroger, and Walmart. The last time I was in Whole Foods, the produce, meats, breads, everything, looked great. The best chicken I’ve ever had was organic. - Husband poo-poos organic for the most part; but has mellowed somewhat over the years.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 5:01:47 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: Texas Fossil
I like this comment by John:

You know you live in a country run by idiots...

When smoking Pot is legal and widely accepted
But smoking tobacco is treated like a criminal offense.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....

You can get arrested for expired tags on your car
but not for being in the country illegally.

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Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.

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A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute"
but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom,
while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

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while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.

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You know you live in Country run by idiots if...

Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else)
while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the "State's" dime while never being held responsible for their own choices.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion,
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Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the Constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...

The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

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You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

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"IN GOD WE TRUST"

18 posted on 01/18/2013 6:37:31 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA

Add to list:

You know you are in a country run by idiots....

When the powers that be deny a finger gun on the playground is a necessary part of emotional development for little boys. Testosterone cannot be feminized away.


19 posted on 01/18/2013 6:59:45 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Texas Fossil

This morning on Fox and Friends, the guy apologized for calling Obamacare “fascism.” He said it was a poor choice of words. (eyeroll)


20 posted on 01/18/2013 7:55:37 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I am sorry to hear that, but not at all surprised about it.

The thin skinned arrogant B-tard who currently sleeps at 1600 Penn. Ave. cannot tolerate criticism, even if it is the truth. Fascists instinctively punish all opposition.

FUBO!

21 posted on 01/18/2013 8:55:43 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Yes, who knows what kinds of threats were made....


22 posted on 01/18/2013 9:14:44 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yes, I agree. I don’t even have a gun, so I’m not saying this because I have a raft of collectibles sitting in my garage, but just simply as an American.

What Obama and the Dems know is that most people don’t understand that the 2nd Amendment was not to protect hunting, but to protect the right of a people to overthrow a tyrant. This was a principle established in the 17th century by the Jesuit legal philosopher Suarez in Spain, and is the reason there is a bust of him in front of the UN. Jefferson and others were aware of this theory.

Most Americans are completely ignorant of this, but Obama, like any nascent tyrant, is fully aware of it.

Would Americans do ths? I don’t think so, because we have always relied on legislative and judicial means to settle our conflicts, and people abide by this. But Obama is obviously not so sure about it. This is because he’s only a tangential American - that is, accident of birth to an American mother somewhere who eventually ended up back here and could get him he benefits of American citizenship but not the benefits of the American vision, because as a bourgeois leftie islamophile, she didn’t have it.


23 posted on 01/18/2013 10:08:07 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Totally agree.

But, would we? That is unsure and depends on where you live.

Consequences of such action are unfathonable.

Best course of action is for those in government who actually love the nation to expose him for what he is. That would end this, the POLs know this but are silent. Not good.

Treason? Is that a concept that no longer conveys meaning? He is a Traitor, but he is not even one of US.

He is the O_bastard.


24 posted on 01/18/2013 1:33:02 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

bttt


25 posted on 09/30/2013 4:04:21 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Its a duck, its walking like a duck, its a duck wearing a duck costume while carrying a banner with an electronic message board SAYING its a duck followed by a cheerleader squad chanting, “Its a Duck!”

Of course its fascism, America has had a fascist POTUS now for some time, he is getting bolder every day.


26 posted on 09/30/2013 4:10:47 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: Texas Fossil
ObamaCare is a defective pinata ... by leftists' and liberals' design.

All "Coverage" for a package that contains yet-another "government corporation's" factory floor residue.

Anybody complaining about the fact, that "it's an empty candy bar wrapper," and are natural born citizens, finds themselves to be the target of the leftists' wrath.

Illegal aliens, on the other hand, will be introduced in greater numbers, as the Obama Administration eagerly signs them up at the so-called Health Exchanges, in order to boost "the stats of how so many are applying!"

OK, so Obama will fix the border fence, in order to have many applicants?!

Naw ... he'll just rig the numbers - it works on papier mache.

27 posted on 10/01/2013 6:10:49 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

It never was about healthcare. Doesn’t the GOPe understand it?

Is it truly about a global “deal” concerning continuing use of the US Dollar as the effective global exchange currency? That would explain why both ComDems & GOPe seem to be pushing us there no matter the cost. Or are they simply bought? Or both.


28 posted on 10/01/2013 6:23:34 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Somebody play back Obama’s campaign tape.

Bet he said: “Hope and [Ex-]Change”


29 posted on 10/01/2013 10:57:13 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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