Ron Paul: Corporations Are NOT People

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Mitt Romney: And there are various ways of doing that. One is we could raise taxes on people. That’s not the way…

Audience: Corporations! Corporations!

Mitt Romney: Corporations are people, my friend. We could raise taxes on… Of course they are. Everything a corporation earns also goes to people.

Audience: Hahaha

Mitt Romney: So… where do you think it goes?

Audience: Pockets.

Mitt Romney: Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Okay… human beings, my friend.

Interviewer: Real quick question for you… What did you make of Mitt Romney’s statement that corporations are people yesterday?

Ron Paul: Well obviously, they are not. People are individuals, they’re not groups and they’re not companies. Individuals have rights, they’re not collective. You can’t duck that. So individuals should be responsible for corporations, and they shouldn’t be a new creature so-to-speak. Rights and obligations should be always back to the individual.

  • HALNINEBILLION

    I am a liberal. My vote almost always goes to democrats or independents. However, if Obama isn’t reelected, I certainly know who I’ll be voting for :) (hint: it’s not Mitt Romney)

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  • HALNINEBILLION

    I am a liberal. My vote almost always goes to democrats or independents. However, if Obama isn’t reelected, I certainly know who I’ll be voting for :) (hint: it’s not Mitt Romney)

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  • Xylit0l

    Again, it is true that many more people are going to college and getting degrees that don’t offer many job opportunities, but those who do get decent degrees (and do well in school) usually do not have much trouble finding work. It still is the case that those who work hard can get good jobs, but it has become more competitive and more work is necessary to get the same outcome that was available many years ago.

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  • Xylit0l

    Again, it is true that many more people are going to college and getting degrees that don’t offer many job opportunities, but those who do get decent degrees (and do well in school) usually do not have much trouble finding work. It still is the case that those who work hard can get good jobs, but it has become more competitive and more work is necessary to get the same outcome that was available many years ago.

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  • 101simar

    the argument you made regarding the low interest is a good point but don’t you see that instead of helping the poor, it has actually given student false hope that a job is guaranteed (shown in college brochures backed by fabricated statistics). Given the current economic state, they find themselves underemployed or unemployed after graduating. You also can’t apply for bankruptcy if you have student loans. Don’t look at the good deals the gov gives but look at its implications w/c is now evident.

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  • Martialartyogi

    Mitt human beings would be responsable for there actions. So obviously they( coorp) arent people.

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  • brown55061

    Cows are people too! Bachmann and Palin get upset when we treat them like the cows they are.

    There is no choice in this election aside from Ron Paul. Nobody else on either aisle offers ANYTHING different than Bush and Obama have done.

    »crosslinked«

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  • ORIANA250

    I think this was a slip up, governments make your name into a corporation via the birth certificate, so that they can do business with you, ie tax’s, act and statute enforcements.

    go ron paul 2012.

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  • TheJayEffkay

    BE SAFE RON PAUL

    you keep talking like that the powers that be may pull a JFK on ya !

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  • nickhwe

    I love how this guy is not afraid to have a serious converstion face to face with his supporters, even if he doesn’t know them. This is a people person.

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  • nickhwe

    CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE. HUMANS ARE PEOPLE!!

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  • ruthlssron

    At long last. Some Sanity in government, we can, yes, we can vote for Ron Paul for President 2012.

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  • PsychStudent85

    The LOBBYISTS are PEOPLE who have given the most to Mitt Romney’s Campaign but they are noone to Dr. Ron Paul because he has not taken 1 cent from the LOBBYISTS!

    All of the Candidates have taken LOBBYISTS MONEY except Dr. Ron Paul who has not been BRIBED by the LOBBYISTS!

    DR. RON PAUL FIGHTS FOR YOU & ME, HIS CONGRESSIONAL VOTING RECORD PROVES IT! The man is honest to his core and can’t be bought like a cheap whore like the rest!

    DR. RON PAUL / JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO 2012!!!

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  • dirtylogs

    You go Mr. Paul. Ron Paul 2012 #VoteRonPaul

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  • fiveonenine68

    Romney’s point was that corporations are made up of people – i don’t think he was even referring to the ‘legal’ rights of a corporation. If corporations pay more in taxes, people earn less and pay less in taxes as a result.

    I don’t like Romney at all, but this was pretty dumb.

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  • johnthesencond

    Why can’t people understand that EVERYONE is going to have to sacrifice in order for this country to go on. People we have to end this plague of individualism and start thinking as a whole for state, for country.

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  • asraiSOA

    Every time I think Mitt Romney can’t come off as any more of a disgusting person, he one-ups himself.

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  • Conza88

    Corporations are not people, just as government is not people. It’s a concept. Individuals are not concepts.

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  • dobtoronto

    Corporations have legal personhood. That has meant different things as corporate law has evolved over the last century.

    Neither Mitt nor Ron are one hundred percent correct as these are brief sound bites.

    There are obvious differences between you as a person and a corporation as a person. Your status in the criminal justice system is different, and until recently your right to free speech was interpreted very differently, although this is changing.

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  • plonkerfest

    If you’re actually interested in educating yourself, search for John Harris. He’s a working class Englishman who explains how, legally, corporations are people. And that you in fact, are not a ‘person’. A ‘person’ is a legal identity, a corporation has legal identity and is therefore a ‘person’.

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