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Corporations are people?

11 Aug

Today, while speaking to a reportedly sometimes rowdy crowd, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Mitt Romney said, “… corporations are people.”

The Associated Press (AP) reported that when pressed by an attendee at the Iowa State Fair on Thursday as to why he was focusing on entitlement reforms as a means of deficit reduction over asking corporations to share part of the burden, Mittens shot back: “Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings my friend.”

Corporations are people? Well of course they are to those who prostitute themselves to them Mittens. People like yourself and the five conservative justices on the Supreme Court who said so in the infamous “Citizens United” ruling.

I’m trying to remember though; I don’t recall any document starting out with “We the corporations of the United States …”

I don’t recall any corporations dying at Lexington and Concord, Brandywine, Saratoga, Yorktown, New Orleans, Palo Alto, Vera Cruz, Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, the Somme, Marne, Argonne Forest, Pearl Harbor, Wake Island, Normandy, Bastogne, Iwo Jima, Inchon, Vietnam, the World Trade Center, Pentagon, Iraq or Afghanistan.

Did you fall out of the moron tree and hit every branch on the way to the ground?

“This is what Mitt Romney is going to run on? Corporations are people? Really?” said Democratic National Committee Communications Director Brad Woodhouse. “There’s a great message for people struggling to get by and trying to make ends meet. Don’t complain — corporations are people too!”

Speaking at the Des Moines Register soapbox, Romney was also interrupted by a heckler who asked if he supported “scrapping the Social Security payroll cap so that rich people pay their fair share into the trust fund?”

Romney responded, “There was a time in this country where we didn’t celebrate attacking people based on their success. We didn’t go after people because they were successful.”

This is what conservatives want when they say, “We have to take our country back!”

Back to where, to the era of robber barons? Back to a time when you had the super wealthy and everyone else? Is that what Mittens wants? Well of course it is, he’s worth some $430 million what does he care? He’s never wanted for anything, and he dares to say corporations are people?

The presidential contender went on to underscore his bottom line. “If you don’t like my answer, you can vote for someone else,” he said.

Wow. If we don’t like your answer we can vote for someone else? Really, we still have that freedom? What are you five years old?

This is the guy we’re supposed to look up to as a serious presidential contender? Someone who declares corporations are people, and smarts off to people like he’s five? Mittens is a loser. He didn’t run for a second term in Massachusetts because he couldn’t have won it. He lost to John McCain. He flops whichever way he thinks will score the most votes at any given moment. I can vote for someone else Mittens? Thanks, that’s what I had planned to do. Maybe I’ll take a few of my corporation buddies over to the polls and do just that.

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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