Corporations Are People?

Mitt Romney at Iowa State Fair

This is a classic example of what happens when a Republican goes before the voters and gets an unscreened, off script question. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who himself is a prime example of the corporate greed that has destroyed jobs in the United States, was tossed the suggestion at the State Fair in Iowa that taxes should be raised on corporations.

“Corporations are people my friend,”  Romney said.

The Democratic National Committee was quick to respond to Romney’s gaffe by launching an ad using his own words leaving his own lips.


  6 comments for “Corporations Are People?

  1. Rusty Dils
    August 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I hope the DNC keeps running adds like this. That way we will be sure to get Mitt Romney elected.

    Remember two things, First, If a statement is correct, it is not a gaffe.

    And second, ignoring the facts, does not change the facts.

  2. August 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    (1) If you don’t like Mitt Romney then re-register as a Republican and vote for a different candidate in the Republican Party June 2012 Presidential Primary.

    Think it through.

    Everyone knows that Barack Hussein Obama will be the Democrat Party’s candidate for President; so unless you’re running for political office there’s no reason to remain a registered Democrat.

    There will be an Open Primary in June 2012 for Congressional, US & State Senate, and Assembly races; party registration will not matter.

    If enough Democrats re-register as a Republican then you will be giving the Republican Party false hope, plus the Party will be wasting money when they mail their literature to you.

    (2) Cuts to Social Security will now be automatic.

    The House and Senate cannot amend of filibuster the recommendations of the ‘Super-Congress’ for $1.5 trillion in cuts. There will be a December 2011 vote. If Congress votes “NO” then the cuts will happen anyway. The cuts will be evenly distributed between the defense budget and domestic entitlement programs.

    Every OC Congress-member voted to make Congress irrelevant when they voted for the “Budget Control Act of 2011”.

  3. Mike Tardif
    August 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Oh yes my friend corporations ARE people! Stockholders, bondholders and employees are people Chris. That is the point here – what the government does to corporations affects real people.

  4. Gary Kephart
    August 15, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Semantics are everything. Corporations are NOT people. They are organizations, or legal entities, which are *composed of* people. That small distinction is VERY important. SCOTUS got this wrong.

  5. August 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

    If corporations are indeed people then as any good TEA Partier would ask; WHERE IS THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

    Also, like people then, corporations should pay the maximum marginal tax rate for people.

  6. junior
    August 17, 2011 at 5:59 am


    Good line – I like that one Chris.

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