Yes, pick a side.
'Corporations are not evil themselves (shh...don't tell anyone...they're
inanimate not really people)...' - davidutefan | 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12, 2011 Just don't tell Romney. :)
Ohhhhhhh. Right right right right. Corporations are not people. But the
government is. Corporations are not contributing entities of the society... but
the government is? Corporations are not looking to grow, expand, create jobs,
generate more wealth..... but the government is?You've gotta pick a
side here. You are either pro-free market capitalism or you are pro
government...We've seen what the government is doing to help the
economy. NOTHING.I dont understand all these corporate haters like
the old guy who was screaming at Mitt. The majority, if not all, of the things
they enjoy in life were generated one way or another by a corporation. DOWN
WITH CORPORATE AMERICA! RISE GOVERNMENT! RISE!!!!!! puhhhhleeeese.
All this talk about corporations being "evil" is ridiculous.
Corporations are not evil themselves (shh...don't tell anyone...they're
inanimate not really people) but the people running them can be
These Lib knotheads in Iowa are just spouting the usual Democrat/Liberal talking
points. "Corporations are evil, they need to be taxed more". Well
maybe GE could stand to pay some taxes. I work for a large corporation. The
big wigs are well paid because our company performs well. I'm not as well paid
but I get by. My company employes aroung 250,000 people across the world. Most
of these are in the U.S. and we have a significant presence in Utah. My company
also has many suppliers that also employ many people. So some of the money my
company gets, goes to other "evil corporations". My company gives a
lot of money to charity and other causes. If my company got taxed more because
they are supposedly "evil" my job would most likely go overseas due to
the extra cost, plus the extra costs passed on to our customers through higher
taxes and government regulations of my industry. Economically speaking, that
would be bad for me. So Corporations are the people that make them work. Yes,
my company has stockholders and most of them are grandma's and grandpa's or
people like myself.
*'Mitt Romney raises $18.25 million, but Republicans worry it might not be
enough' - By Jamshid Ghazi Askar - DSNews - 07/07/11 Then... *Firm dissolves after giving pro-Romney PAC $1 million By Ken Thomas
AP Published by DSNews 08/04/11 Now? 'Mitt Romney:
Corporations are people, my friend' - Title
Re: Fred44 | 6:59 p.m. Aug. 11, 2011 Corporations don't pay taxes.
They pass them along to the consumer. Some people just don't understand when a
box of corn flakes keeps getting smaller and the price keeps going higher.Obama may want to stick it to the rich greedy corporations but it's the
consumer that gets stuck with the bill.
I have no idea what this AP reporter is writing about or was watching. The group
that was at Romney's gathering admitted that they were a Left Wing bunch and
were there to mess up the meeting. I watched the exchange between this Left Wing
group and Romney. The group lost. Romney was calm, cool and turned the situation
totally around. These Left Wing idiots looked horrible compared to Romney. This
article is the standard liberal rag piece that totally misrepresents the facts.
To bad for this writer of this article that the encounter was video taped and
aired on TV all day long and Romney was praised for his poise.
I don't think anyone, left or right, has a problem with real people(as opposed
to corporations) getting wealthy from good business sense. What people have a
problem with is the obscene disparity between the salaries of the CEO's and
employees. People have a problem a problem with outsourcing jobs for the bottom
line. People have a problem with unethical business practises. People have a
problem with benefit cuts. People have a problem with subsidies to large
corporations reporting record profits. Some of you say that regulation isn't the
answer but, the unending deregulation of th past 30 years is?
Corporations can also form, donate unlimited amounts of money to politicians,
anonymously, then disappear.Mitt should be honest and take the next
logical step: "Dollars are People, too"
Didn't John McCain start using the phrase, "My Friends," a lot.
before it all started going south?
Unions need to start paying their fair share in taxes. They obviously are huge
force in the political landscape. Everyone must pay their share, right?
Mitt Romney-What a dandy!
Of course corporations are people. A corporation doesn't exist unto itself:
They are created by American citizens to deliver products and services Americans
want, and to provide employment for American PEOPLE. Who do you think those
profits go to? A computer? A legal document? Good grief. Mitt was exactly right.
@ Clark KentHow would you feel if the group wouldn't let you answer?
Obviously, these hecklers were not going to be swayed by any of his answers no
matter how he answered the questions. I would like to see how you would handle
a situation like this.
I notice Mitt didn't tell the man what he would do about social security and
medicaid. Isn't it interesting how Republicans talk about cutting entitlements
as if it is some mystical thing in outer space, but when given a chance to talk
directly about their plan for medicare and social security they punt.Taxes on corporations and the wealthy are the lowest they have been since the
1950's. Where are the jobs? Overseas. CEO salaries rose 29% last
year while they were creating record profits for companies by moving jobs
overseas. Big Business in this country could give a squat about
anything but the bottom line. That is fine they are entitled to make as much
money as they can, lets just be honest about why they are leaving the country
and it is not regulations or taxes, it is the ability to hire people at a few
dollars an hour in China and India. If Americans would work for a $1.25 and
hour and no benefits, US Manufacturing would be booming, and unemployment would
be almost zero.
Not one of Mitts' better moments in my opinion. A second questioner
asked Romney what are you going to do to strengthen Social Security, Medicaid,
and Medicare without cutting benefits. Romneys response, after briefly shouting
at the questioner, was Im not going to raise taxes. Thats my answer. The rowdy
crowd at the Iowa State Fair interrupted his answers to chant Wall Street greed.
If this is how he reacts in Iowa, what is he going to do in when he
is in with the big states? New York, California, Illinois, Florida etc?
NeilT - We need a honest government more than more government regs.
Free market economics only works when corporations are ethical. To many
corporations pay obscene salaries to a few at the top and leave crumbs for
everyone else. Public employees never spilled oil in the gulf of Mexico, looted
the treasury for billions, engaged in insider trading, cooked the books, and
other dishonest and unethical practices. I understand the important role
business plays in the economy. That doesn't excuse not playing by the rules.
That's why we need a degree of gov't regulation.I still like Romney.
Those liberal astroturfers were trying to shout Romney down. He handled himself
quite well and his answers were good ones. Romney is appearing more
presidential by the day. If he can hone his responses and throw in a few
zingers he'll be well on his way to carrying the mantle of Reagan. Mitt Romney
will make a great President in 2013.
If Corporations aren't people neither are Unions.
Re: "Corporations are people, my friend."In a sense, yes.
They are the people that invest in, work for, and buy from them.But,
one thing is for certain sure -- corporations NEVER pay taxes.Just
people.Shrill liberal demands that we tax corporations is like
demanding we shoot ourselves in the foot. Every nickel of tax filched by
bloated, unaccountable government will come, ultimately, from our pockets in the
form of higher prices for goods and services.
@Mark BCorporations that pay nothing at all are well represented in
the Obama economic team. (CEO of GE) I just heard Romney last night say that
those loop holes should be closed. He's talkink about the class warfare of the
left against 'the rich' in this country.
I work for a corporation. It helps pay my bills and get me the things I want in
life. I know I am not a auto worker, or a school teacher, or a nurse, or a
miner, or one of the 'working class.' But I go to work every day just like they
do. Am I not doing my part or 'paying my fair share'?
But what about corporations that pay nothing at all? Did they pass those savings
on to employees? Customers? We see a pretty good example now. When a 10% tax on
airline tickets expired, fares simply remained the same and the airlines
pocketed the extra 10%, helping no one but themselves and maybe the bosses at
bonus time. Some corporations may even deserve the death penalty, but that's one
class of "person" who won't receive it. People that live and breath
should be any government's first concern, not "people" who only exist
Clearly shows how of touch he is and who is he trying to please. But Mitt,
corporations don't get to vote. Before you get excited about having them in
your back pocket, you need to get PEOPLE to vote for you. What kind of
President are you going to make if you can't take a few hecklers at this stage
of the game? Perhaps you should take some anger management classes, because
this is nothing compared to how it might be a few months from now. If you anger
this easily and can't hold your reaction in, you are going to have a real
problem getting elected.
I have never worked for a poor person. Businesses and corporations provide jobs
as well as goods and services we all depend on. The reason the economy isn't
rebounding is because all of the regulation of businesses and the tax burden
placed on them. Should businesses pay some taxes? Of course, but over tax them
and they will cut where needed to save money and those cuts will hurt the
Wow, it's about time we heard this from a potential leader, other than
government employees, most employees work for corporations, if you own stock,
have a 401K, chances are your a part owner of some corporations. Most
corporations biggest overhead expense is payroll, you raise their taxes, and
they have to make cuts, people will lose jobs. Finally a businessman who
There are definitely a couple of corporations that need to go to prison!Oh, that's right, they can't go to jail. Convenient for the
"people" who run the corporations.
The weakest candidate of the entire field running for President is Barack Obama.
At least half of those running in the Republican primaries would make stronger
Presidents than Barack Obama and their policies would bring people jobs,
something Obama's policies do the very opposite. The financial community cannot
afford another four years of Barack Obama, the people of this country cannot
afford another four years of Barack Obama. As far as the entitlements such as
medicare, medicaid, and social security, the policies of Barack Obama will
assure their insolvency within a very short time. The Republican plans will
assure that they remain solvent. This is what we face in 2012, the weakest and
most financially destructive President we have ever had, or the preservation of
our country under responsible leadership.
What's wrong with Corporations? Seriously...Provides services,
jobs, income, industry, inventions. Clearly, liberals want none of those
things.Obama is the most anti-business President EVER. And in a
time of economic depression. Beautiful....
Strange to me how Rick Perry talks about the need to get wisdom and help from
God while Mitt Romney only talks about not raising taxes. Who has the best track
record in "creating" jobs? Buying a company and stripping it down by
laying off workers may be efficient in a business sense but I don't know anyone
who says Joseph Smith was a good businessman. Maybe people can be motivated by
something besides profit.
"Poll: Less than half of the Nation said that they will vote for Obama in
the next election - CNN - 08/10/11
*'Poll: Less than half of GOP primary voters satisfied with 2012 field' - By
Mark Murray - NBC News - 06/15/11
"All risk being overshadowed by one Republican who won't be on the stage
Texas Gov. Rick Perry"Actually, few have that risk. For
certain, not Ron Paul. Why would he be threatened by another establishment
neo-conservative trying to tell us how 'Christian' he is, code for Romney and
Huntsman aren't. Perry brings absolutely ZERO to the race that Romney, Pawlenty
or Bachmann don't. Paul tops them in all in a principled stand for the
Constitution, limited government, and balanced budgets. Rick Perry, no thanks.