GOP:Corporations are persons, and persons are corporations

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    Aug 12, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    Everybody still remember that social conservatives are fiscal conservatives and vice versa, thanks to Bachmann? More on the theme of X is Y and Y is X:

    KEYES: Governor, are corporations people?

    PALIN: The people pay the taxes. It’s not an entity — the corporation itself — that pays the taxes. It’s the people who pay the taxes. So Mitt Romney was right.

    KEYES: What did you make of Mitt Romney’s statement today that “corporations are people”?

    PAUL: Corporations are collections of people. I think we’re all corporations. To say we’re going to punish corporations like they’re someone else. All of us are corporations.

    So if corporations can fold after they've done their work (e.g. donating to a PAC), can we "fold" people as well? That's legal, right? icon_lol.gif

    I want Walmart for President!
  • Bigolbear

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    Aug 23, 2011 6:10 PM GMT

    A more conclusive argument is the absence of a state of equitable responsibility between natural persons and corporations. When a natural person is found guilty of committing a crime, he is usually punished by imprisonment. Among other things, this prevents him from earning an income while he is in jail. When a corporation breaks the law, however, it is only forced to pay a fine that is usually a small fraction of the amount of profit it generated from the crime. And one can't reasonably expect to see corporations incarcerated, it is equally obvious that guilty corporations are not prevented from engaging in income-generating activities in the same manner that guilty natural persons are. Therefore, corporations are obviously not people.

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    Aug 23, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    Only corporations can engage in mergers with whoever they wish.
  • Bigolbear

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    Aug 23, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
    dayumm saidOnly corporations can engage in mergers with whoever they wish.

    LOL - No same industry mergers. It's unnatural.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 24, 2011 10:11 AM GMT
    But the republicans have been saying this Sh*t since Ronnie ... and people Still vote for them icon_confused.gif

    It's like someone saying .... I'm going to go into your house when you're not there and steal everything you got ....
    and you saying OK here are the keys icon_neutral.gif