Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quote of the Week



"Corporations are people, my friend."

-- The Romneytron 1000

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow...

Ursula said...

Really? That’s great! Let’s make GE pay an effective tax rate of 28% on ALL earnings, like a typical middle class citizen.

Let’s throw BP in jail for killing 11 men.

Reserve the neighboring cell for Massey Coal for killing 29 employees.

Et cetera, et cetera, et fucking cetera.

CNNfan said...

With unemployment this high, have these "people" been good corporate citizens?

Capt Clown said...

That's a worthy followup to his uncomfortable and inappropriate "Who let the dogs out" outburst when he was surrounded by black people in the last election cycle.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Well in one sense Mittens is correct about corporations being people.

You can get f**ked by them.

Mart said...

Big boys are gonna be mad. It is supposed to remain a secret that the Supreme Court does treat corporations as a person, (except when it favors a corporation not to). Used for cases like Citizen's United that results in $8M from who knows where dumped into this weeks recall election in WI. How are we gonna stomach the nauseating ad dump soon headed nationally?

TheReaperD said...

Well, at least one line of honesty from a modern presidential candidate. Savor it as it may be the last for a long time to come.

L. said...

Like my fellow 'people', I will now accept a multi-billion dollar bailout payable to me with no tax, no payback and no terms and conditions. Preferably in cloth bags with big dollar signs on them full of cash. I'll provide my own monocle and attorney with bottomless knowledge of exploiting tax loopholes.

I just want to foster a sense of community with the 'people' around me. I'm generous like that.

carly said...

"Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility."
- Ambrose Bierce

Just sayin', Mitt. From one English major to another.

smitmaul said...

Ambrose Bierce - you gotta love the Devil's Dictionary!

And Ursula - yes, indeed. I'm paying taxes. Why shouldn't GE?