Saturday, August 22, 2009

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey
Kills 21,900 Every Year!

America's No. 1 problem? A decline in the quality of union goons. Take these United Food and Commercial Workers people trying to boycott Whole Foods because the company's CEO wrote a WSJ op-ed critical of ObamaCare. Matt Welch quotes their propaganda handout:
John Mackey is a right wing libertarian. . . .
He has just launched a campaign to defeat a single payer national health insurance system. . . .
And the problem with Mackey's campaign is that it results in the deaths of 60 Americans every day due to lack of health insurance. (Emphasis added.)
Wow, talk about "burying the lede"! And they forget one of the basic rules of propaganda: The bigger number is alway better. Do the math, people:
60 x 365 = 21,900
According to UFCW, Mackey might as well be cruising the streets with an Uzi, gunning down the innocent:
"Die, you random uninsured bastards!"
This merely confirms my longstanding suspicions toward these "crunchy cons" types. Just think of all the people who die every year after choking on organic tofu.

Too bad for Obama that his success is dependent on second-raters like these UFCW clowns who can't even write halfway decent radical propaganda.

More at Michelle Malkin, Gay Patriot and Instapundit. Via Memeorandum.


  1. The magic "60 deaths per day" comes from a paper by the Urban Institute which turns out to be not very scientific because the paper starts out:
    "In 2002, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimated that 18,000 Americans died 2000 because they were uninsured."

    Obviously IOM, whatever it is, cannot be employing scientific methods to reach such a conclusion.

  2. Where is Francisco D'Anconia when you need him?

  3. The left still has much more blood on their hands. 21,900 deaths per year is nothing compared to 1,502,330 deaths per year because of Roe v. Wade.

    Also, what does insurance have to do with someone dying? People choose not to be insured and they die somehow... that counts into the figures. Pure stupidity.

  4. Just to be clear where these things do come from as there is a pro-ObamaCare poster at RWV is spouting a 20,000 figure. 18,000, 20,000, 21,900, lots of rounding error on the Left.

    The IOM is the Institute of Medicine, the report is here, They are supposed to be non-partisan but they state
    "The committee proposes a clear and compelling overall recommendation that by 2010 everyone in the United States should have health insurance and urges the president and Congress to act immediately by establishing a firm and explicit plan to reach this goal"
    which is not exactly non-partisan in this case.

    The results of both studies are completely based on conclusions from this, 1993 study. Access to it is at the price of $46 per day which means that I'm not going to be looking at the methods of it so I have to assume it is done well.

    All of which side steps the actual question involved which is freedom. Now it may be that requiring everyone to have some minimum health insurance is best but requiring everyone to sign up for ObamaCare is not even close to a best solution.