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"Corporations are people, my friend."

When politicans spew ludicrous comments like this, do they truly believe them? Or are they just pandering to their overlords?

Campaigning in Iowa on Thursday, Mitt Romney told a heckler, “Corporations are people, my friend”—words immediately seized upon by Democrats in what they termed as a possible defining statement by the presidential candidate.

Romney, speaking to a crowd of hundreds at the Iowa State Fair, was being pressed about raising taxes to help cover entitlement spending. When one mentioned raising corporate tax rates, Romney responded by saying corporations were no different than people. The line earned him a sustained round of applause from the crowd.

No mention there of whether or not it was a crowd of CEOs. Just for the record, Mitt: people are people, but corporations are nothing more than artificial legal constructs. What a frigging tool this guy is.

August 12, 2011 in Current Affairs | Permalink

Comments

Yes, it's clear he is a tool, or at least very well knows where the campaign money comes from.

I heard one person mention (it may have been Alec Baldwin) more than a year ago that while corporations may have rights just as citizens do, they should also be held to responsibilities, just as citizens are. That half tends to get forgotten.

Posted by: Paul at Aug 13, 2011 3:45:08 AM