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<let name=data index=Author>John Mackey</let>
 
<let name=data index=Author>John Mackey</let>
 
<let name=data index=Source>Wall Street Journal</let>
 
<let name=data index=Source>Wall Street Journal</let>
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<let name=data index=URL>http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204251404574342170072865070.html</let>
 
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<let name=data index=Title>The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare</let>
 
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"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."
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"The problem with [[socialism]] is that eventually you run out of [[other people's money]]."
 
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<div align=right>&mdash; [[Margaret Thatcher]]</div>
 
<div align=right>&mdash; [[Margaret Thatcher]]</div>
  
<p>With a projected $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009, several trillions more in deficits projected over the next decade, and with both [[Medicare]] and [[Social Security]] entitlement spending about to ratchet up several notches over the next 15 years as Baby Boomers become eligible for both, we are rapidly running out of other people's money. These deficits are simply not sustainable. They are either going to result in unprecedented new taxes and inflation, or they will bankrupt us.</p>
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<p>With a projected $1.8 trillion deficit for 2009, several trillions more in deficits projected over the next decade, and with both [[Medicare]] and [[Social Security]] entitlement spending about to ratchet up several notches over the next 15 years as Baby Boomers become eligible for both, we are rapidly running out of [[other people's money]]. These deficits are simply not sustainable. They are either going to result in unprecedented new taxes and inflation, or they will bankrupt us.</p>
  
 
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<p>While we clearly need [[US/healthcare/reform/2009|health-care reform]]
 
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A thoroughly dishonest beginning (Obamacare is ''deficit neutral'') to an editorial which [http://empirereport.org/reports/20090819-letter-to-whole-foods spurred] a liberal [http://wholeboycott.com/ boycott] of [[Whole Foods]] (Mackey is co-founder and Chairman of the Board). Conservatives are suddenly finding a [http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/21/letter-from-a-whole-foods-worker/ new love] for the "365" brand, while arguing that the boycott shows the intolerant nature of liberals: "taking your business elsewhere" is apparently only acceptable to conservatives when it's the thing you should be doing ''instead'' of imposing regulations... or if it's in support of ''their'' values.</let>
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A thoroughly dishonest beginning (Obamacare is ''deficit neutral'') to an editorial which [http://empirereport.org/reports/20090819-letter-to-whole-foods spurred] a liberal [http://wholeboycott.com/ boycott] of [[Whole Foods Market]] (Mackey is co-founder and Chairman of the Board). Conservatives are suddenly finding a [http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/21/letter-from-a-whole-foods-worker/ new love] for the "365" brand, while arguing that the boycott shows the intolerant nature of liberals: "taking your business elsewhere" is apparently only acceptable to conservatives when it's the thing you should be doing ''instead'' of imposing regulations... or [[moralitarianism|if it's in support of ''their'' values]].
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<let name=data index=TextShort>&ldquo;While we clearly need [[2009 US healthcare reform|health-care reform]], the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system.&rdquo;</let>
 
<let name=data index=TextShort>&ldquo;While we clearly need [[2009 US healthcare reform|health-care reform]], the last thing our country needs is a massive new health-care entitlement that will create hundreds of billions of dollars of new unfunded deficits and move us much closer to a government takeover of our health-care system.&rdquo;</let>
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