You know this was going to happen. Yesterday, CVS announced that it will no longer sell tobacco products. Now, CVS is a business, a Corporation. You’d think that its freedom to make whatever decision it sees fit for their brand would go over pretty smoothly with the corporate freedom lovers over at Fox News? But you’d be wrong again for harboring that thought.
On on Fox’s The Five, co-host Dana Perino tried to use the decision to attack President Obama’s signature health care law, saying, “I just wonder, is this President Obama now saying that corporations are allowed to have values and express them? Because if that’s the case, maybe corporations then don’t have to provide contraceptive care to their employees or their health plans. And the Supreme Court justices might want to think about that.”
Ah, for the record, Healthcare is the law. Providing cigarettes is not.0