Can the president now order Kosher delis to give away pork?
The president has caused a firestorm by attempting to force the Catholic Church and other religious organizations to provide contraception for their employees, even if said organizations have religious objections to doing so. In addition, every health insurance company is now required to give away contraception, even if said company was created specifically to serve religious organizations that object to doing so. This was done on the sketchy grounds that contraception is so very vital, so very important, and apparently so very expensive and difficult to obtain that horny people without health insurance were basically reduced to begging in the streets for a condom. Yeah, yeah, I know, hyperbole. Don't get your underwear in a twist. Anyhoo, what's to stop the logical next step?
Food is a much, much more basic need than is contraception and there are people in America who can't even afford an XBOX 360 because they have to spend all their money to feed their families.
If the president now has the power to just order things like this to happen, why could he NOT simply demand that all food providers such as ethnic grocery stores, neighborhood bake sales, and yes, the aforementioned Kosher deli provide a full selection of all approved food products which includes pork, on the grounds that it's lower in fat than beef?
Would those of you now applauding the president's power grab be so thrilled to know that when you go to your favorite Jewish eating establishment, you now have to pay significantly more for your Kosher meal because you have to subsidize the pork chop dinner they are forced to give away for free? Feel free to substitute vegetarian and meatballs, or Muslim and pork, etc. You know what I'm getting at. Would you applaud all food establishments being forced to provide ALL foods from a government enforced list, or would you prefer to allow stores to specialize on certain foods, knowing that you have the choice to eat there or not?
Discuss. If this is allowed to stand, what would stop the scenario I just described?
If health care in the US was so broken and Obamacare is supposed to fix it, why are so many people losing coverage and doctors they LIKE?