In an interview with NPR, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey drew a lot of attention—and criticism—by comparing ObamaCare to “fascism.” He said, "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.” Now, he’s walking back the controversial statement even though his feelings about the health care law haven’t changed. On CBS This Morning, Mackey said it was “a bad choice of words” because it has an association with dictatorships in the 20th century....
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Mackey was right the first time. The word he is looking for IS fascism. The left hates being associated with what they consider right-wing activities, even though they do those exact activities themselves – this is a prime example. The reason he is backpedaling is commercial. The bulk of his clientele is made up of old hippies and ELF recruits (humor, libtrolls!) so he had to restate his position.
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