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Mackey the Maverick
National Review Online, by John Fund

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Posted By:Aspenhuskerette, 2/19/2013 9:54:32 AM

John Mackey, the co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Markets, says he doesn’t court controversy. But he also believes in speaking his mind. Last month he angered liberals by telling an NPR interviewer that Obamacare was “technically speaking” a form of fascism. “Socialism is where the government owns the means of production,” he explained. “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.” Mackey backed off his comments later in a blog post. The F-word “stirs up too much negative emotion with its

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Quaestio, 2/19/2013 10:30:34 AM     (No. 9184703)

Mackey is speaking out in favor of free enterprise and capitalism and against Obama´s view of government control. I hope his book is a hit and gets the message out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/19/2013 11:16:11 AM     (No. 9184813)

Of course the ´F´word stirs up emotion. Remember how liberals in Congress reacted to that word when Bush called them that? Liberals don´t like to be confronted with the truth about who and what they are. They prefer to do their dirty work behind closed doors.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: olcap, 2/19/2013 12:08:27 PM     (No. 9184933)

Looks like Mackey is planning his next "Get the republicans to fall all over themselves praising me after I say something they like, which I will walk back a couple days later" event.

What a bunch of maroons.

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