Ron Paul: Corporations Are NOT People


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.

  • I don’t agree corporations are people-They are made up of people-each of whom already have their rights protected by our Constitution & have the right to their individual say through their individual vote-To combine that power in the further voice of a corporation & the money voice that provides undermines the very spirit of our nation’s fight & founding against such power(call it what you will-landowners,ruling dynastic families,monarchies).All these were people too.But not democratic.