Kohn: If Hobby Lobby Is So Godly, How About Paying A Living Wage
Sally Kohn at the Daily Beast wants to know, “What’s religious about corporate America cheating workers?”
Aren’t we all so relieved that corporations have finally found religion? After all, that’s the point of the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases being heard in the Supreme Court this week, right? The Affordable Care Act requires that all private, medium or large size corporations provide health insurance for their employees that covers all forms of contraception at no cost. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are trying to evade this requirement by creating a new category of faith—corporate religion.
…Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood are best understood as having nothing to do with religious freedom or even the perpetual attempt to undermine Obamacare. Fundamentally, these cases are extensions of the undying and unbounded campaign of big business to obliterate all laws or restrictions of their power…
Private corporations are more powerful today than at any other point in our nation’s history but I guess buying up our politicians, destroying regulations and rigging the economy simply isn’t enough. Big business wants more power and will aggressively pursue more and more power with zeal. One might even call that zeal religious—which would be the only genuinely religious thing about big business in America today.