Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Corporations are People

Mittens Romney was in Iowa explaining his ideas on raiding the Social Security $2.5 Trillion surplus, and stealing an average of $60,000 from every American, in order to make sure the top 1% of income earners can continue to pay less in taxes than middle class Americans. After doing his normal talking points of saying, having the rich pay as much in taxes as the middle class is punishing success (let's punish hard work instead). Someone asked, “What about Corporations?”

Mittens responded, “Corporations are people too.”

If corporations were people they would be locked up.

Corporations are by law, amoral. They HAVE to place profits over everything else. That doesn't make them immoral, or evil, it just makes them devoid of any morals whatsoever.

People balance their self-interests with the interests of their community, Corporations just look at their balance sheets.

People are judged more by their character than their credit scores, Corporations are (and should be) rated by their assets.

People spend a limited time on Earth, they die, Corporations only die through mismanagement.

If a person breaks the law, they go to jail, Corporation don't.

People pay taxes, the largest and most profitable Corporations don't.

Finally I will blatantly steal from Addicting Info:

People generally don’t refer to multinational, lifeless, amorphous engines of soul-sucking greed whose sole purpose is to downsize and shed hard-earned American jobs in order to tear apart the earth in the Third World and enslave its local populations as, well, people.

So to all those like Mittens who say, “Corporations are People”, I say, “Shut-up Stupid, laws protect people on the assumption that people are generally moral. Corporate Regulations are in place knowing that Corporations are completely amoral. If you extend the protections that are given to moral people to amoral Corporations, you make a amoral society.”

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

No comments: