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Mitt Romney says corporations are people

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:06 PM
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As many of you already know, Iowa is a big battleground state for the presidency. Today, there will be a big debate on Fox between the candidates (Ron Paul included). In the meantime, candidates held makeshift town halls, answering questions and trying to campaigning.

Mitt Romney is among those who are campaigning. Yet, he had a big slip-up. Today, when asked about cutting the deficit in regards to entitlements, he said in the heat of the moment: "Corporations are people."

Here's the video. Sorry about this, but it's from CBS, and they don't allow embedding, so you have to watch it on the YouTube site.

The bit is at 2:02, but the whole video is very interesting to watch.

Here's another video from today's event, where Romney tries to dodge a question about rich paying their fair share, and just seems like an arrogant buffoon in the process:


Frustrating, to say the least.

Lastly, I have to agree with a comment on the YouTube video.


This guy wont be president. He sucks......

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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When did corporations become people?

Railroads?



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Mitt Romney is just another in a long line of wealthy, soulless career politicians who have no clue what it is to be an average, struggling, working class American trying to survive.


I would never vote for this man. Ever.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Ron Paul also had an event, and I have to say he really impressed me. What he said just made sense...



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by JennaDarling


When did corporations become people?

Railroads?



Around 1870

YES



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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According to Congress, corporations are people.

So he's kinda right.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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Despite not being natural persons, corporations are recognized by the law to have rights and responsibilities like natural persons ("people"). Corporations can exercise human rights against real individuals and the state,[2] and they can themselves be responsible for human rights violations.[3] Corporations are conceptually immortal but they can "die" when they are "dissolved" either by statutory operation, order of court, or voluntary action on the part of shareholders. Insolvency may result in a form of corporate 'death', when creditors force the liquidation and dissolution of the corporation under court order,[4] but it most often results in a restructuring of corporate holdings. Corporations can even be convicted of criminal offenses, such as fraud and manslaughter.[5


Yes, corporations are "people." I'm not really sure what the issue is with him saying so.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by Rockdisjoint
According to Congress, corporations are people.

So he's kinda right.


according to Supreme court rulings too

He is right alright, that is the problem.

Where is your brilliant pops?



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by AMANNAMEDQUEST

Despite not being natural persons, corporations are recognized by the law to have rights and responsibilities like natural persons ("people"). Corporations can exercise human rights against real individuals and the state,[2] and they can themselves be responsible for human rights violations.[3] Corporations are conceptually immortal but they can "die" when they are "dissolved" either by statutory operation, order of court, or voluntary action on the part of shareholders. Insolvency may result in a form of corporate 'death', when creditors force the liquidation and dissolution of the corporation under court order,[4] but it most often results in a restructuring of corporate holdings. Corporations can even be convicted of criminal offenses, such as fraud and manslaughter.[5


Yes, corporations are "people." I'm not really sure what the issue is with him saying so.


The problem is that the idea is disgusting and completely contrary to the initial concept of limited liability.

the problem is the problems around us, the problems with government are born of this corporate deformity



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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yeah yeah did watch the whole exhange did we?

the so called "hecklers" was a plant by liberals who were trying to bait romney they were from some crap called a "liberal think tank"

before anyone comments and romney did say he would close corporation tax loopholes.

i have watched that exchange about 5 times now pretty easy to post any video from youtube and twist it to suit your own agendas.

meh.

and corporations are made up of people middle class people who work for a living go ahead keep demonizing them and putting all those "good little middle class folks" out of work.


edit on 11-8-2011 by neo96 because: bad typing day sue me



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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The problem is, I have no idea what you're going on about.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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He also said all of the money that corporations "earn" ends up going back to the people. HA!

FoxNews.com actually had the nerve to post a video of "Liberals attack Romney" on their headlines. They took it completely out of context and only showed a part where the "liberal" was "ambushing" Romney about social security.

People on Faux news were suggesting it was a plant by Romney himself..
now that the full video is out, it was a liberal plant, neo96?

No one there was a plant by either party. It was just normal people, getting screwed over again by corporations. They've managed to use a great chance for both parties to go against the real bad guys, the corporations, the people who own both parties!
What's sad is that republicans actually admit to all of this, yet they still have a ton of support by average americans. I can understand how democrats get fooled because the propaganda is much more subtle...but with fox news and republicans it is just so blatant it is absurd.


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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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according to Supreme court rulings too

Well, I always thought that the SCOTUS based their ruling off of congresses definition of a person.



Where is your brilliant pops?

He's here.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by Janky Red

Originally posted by JennaDarling


When did corporations become people?

Railroads?



Around 1870

YES


And why was that and what was done to reverse that from 1870 to now?



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
yeah yeah did watch the whole exhange did we?

the so calle "hecklers" was a plant by liberals who were trying to bait romney they were from some crap called a "liberal think thank"

what it all before anyone comments and romney did say he would close corporation tax loopholes.

i have watched that exhange about 5 times now pretty easy to post any video from youtube and twist it to suit your own agendas.

meh.

and corporations are made up of people middle class people who work for a living go ahead keep demonizing them and putting all those "good little middle class folks" out of work.



And socialist Romney care does not bother you because he says he is a Republican!

You know, corporations are the ones who can afford lobbyists, who infiltrate government and create the agenda
you also complain about.

Knowing that must suck for you, you are for the things you are against, don't bite your own tail too hard



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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i cant stand romney but i cant stand liars who twist things to suit their own agendas.

the full length video is on youtube for anyone who cares to watch it.

romney is a rino i know it thats why i dont want him as potus.

hes a poser.
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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by Janky Red

Originally posted by neo96
yeah yeah did watch the whole exhange did we?

the so calle "hecklers" was a plant by liberals who were trying to bait romney they were from some crap called a "liberal think thank"

what it all before anyone comments and romney did say he would close corporation tax loopholes.

i have watched that exhange about 5 times now pretty easy to post any video from youtube and twist it to suit your own agendas.

meh.

and corporations are made up of people middle class people who work for a living go ahead keep demonizing them and putting all those "good little middle class folks" out of work.



And socialist Romney care does not bother you because he says he is a Republican!

You know, corporations are the ones who can afford lobbyists, who infiltrate government and create the agenda
you also complain about.

Knowing that must suck for you, you are for the things you are against, don't bite your own tail too hard


When he referrs to coroprations as people, he is no socialist, he is a capatilist. Get it right.

I am supprised you didnt use the Communist or Nazi term there either.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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My main issue with corporations being "people" is that they cannot be held criminally liable. Corporations cannot go to jail or face the death penalty.



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:25 PM
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Can you post the vid?



posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
My main issue with corporations being "people" is that they cannot be held criminally liable. Corporations cannot go to jail or face the death penalty.


Officers of corporations can go to jail.

What is your fascination with the death penalty? The mind boggles. Is it just pure vengence or hatred or wanton murder?



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