Whole Foods CEO Clarifies Obamacare-Fascism Remark, Says Closer to Socialism

On Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, CEO John Mackey took steps back from his comments where he compared Obamacare to “fascism.” Originally on Wednesday he told NPR’s Morning Edition, ”[t]echnically speaking, it’s more like fascism,” sparking controversy among liberal pundits and making headlines.

You’ll want to catch the question and answer at the 11:34 min mark.


The successful entrepreneur apologized for the remark, recognizing that it’s a “loaded word” that carries historical implications and said the program was closer to “socialism.” Mackey also appeared on CBS and NPR yesterday to clarify his viewpoint regarding the costly effects of Obamacare.

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