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  •  Hot damn, you're good, Scott! n/t (4+ / 0-)

    'Give away to the rich and punish the poor for the extravagance.....crazy' --LaFeminista

    by MsGrin on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 07:08:05 AM PDT

  •  people (1+ / 0-)
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    Seamus D

    If corps are people, put the bankstas in jail--treat them equally.

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 07:10:25 AM PDT

  •  OK, it's true. We've created a lot of (3+ / 0-)

    corporations, both public and private.  Because, it's obviously an advantage for people to work together in larger groups than the biological family or clan.  Also, when risks are shared, individuals can afford to be more innovative and adventurous when they know somebody's got their back.  So, corporations, artificial bodies, are risk-avoidance systems.  And the public corporations, in which membership is defined by geographic boundaries, rather than who's bought a share or inherited a seat, have the unique responsibility to deal with miscreants of all kinds, as well as the vagaries of nature.

    What I don't get, given all of the above and emphasizing that spreading the risk is a primary purpose, is why private corporations all of a sudden need to be "encouraged," provided with "incentives," protected from competition -- in a word, why do private corporations have to be coddled?  Is there something wrong with the structure that they can't survive without constant subsidies?  One would almost think that the charge levied against solitary individuals that any kind of help from the community will make them weak should actually be applied to corporations.  Since when did it become a rational expectation that the future holds no surprises and corporations turn into zombies whenever uncertainty peeks over the horizon?  When did private corporations turn into Fraidy Cats?

    by hannah on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 07:13:36 AM PDT

  •  tiny violin hypocrite romney (2+ / 0-)
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    belinda ridgewood, skohayes

    So, Mitt, how's about what your "people" company Bain & Co. does to corporations? restructure, reorganize, and decimate jobs..... the so called Bain way of cutting "redundancy" results in the elimination of lowest paid jobs completely, puts more stress on middle management and pads the Csuite and Esuites....

    Someone should dig into what Bain and Co has done to jobs.

    It is the soul that must be preserved, if one is to remain a credible leader. -- Alice Walker to Obama

    by michele2 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 07:53:44 AM PDT

  •  What's striking to me... (7+ / 0-)

    ...about this clip that I didn't have time to mention in the animation: this is by far the most impassioned I've ever heard Mitt Romney get on ANY topic.

  •  I love how "original intent" people look past (0+ / 0-)

    the question of whether what we have now is what the Framers intended.

    In my avatar, the blue bars show how many want Reps who COMPROMISE; the aqua bars show who wants Reps who STAND FAST no matter what. (Left=Overall; Center=Democrats; Right=Republicans.) And there's the problem!

    by Seneca Doane on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 08:57:36 AM PDT

  •  Thom Hartmann (0+ / 0-)

    Always 10 years ahead of his time.  When I first read this stuff on Thom Hartmann's web page I couldn't wrap my mind around it.  I thought he was alarmist or full of it.  Turns out, it was TRUE!  Mitt Romney, in the most perfect Freudian Political Slip of the last 100 years said it!


    Thank you, Mr. Bateman, for illustrating the 2012 win for the democrats.

    Corporations ARE people, not literally but legally.

    All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. ..................................... Albert Einstein

    by rosabw on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 08:57:46 AM PDT

  •  Corporations are people (3+ / 0-)
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    oldcrow, scottbateman, skohayes

    who want to steal all your money and poison you and not get sent to jail.

    Yeah, that pretty much covers it.

    excellent job, scottbateman.  thanks for being here!

    "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
    I am a volunteer for Bob Massie for MA-Sen

    by TrueBlueMajority on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 09:28:01 AM PDT

  •  Romney is a tool. n/t (0+ / 0-)

    Just as prostitution is the world's oldest profession, religion is the world's oldest scam.

    by Agent420 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 09:37:12 AM PDT

  •  If they're people why can't you marry one? (1+ / 0-)
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    Here's some new ground for Mitt to break:  He can become an advocate for allowing people to marry corporations.

    Or, like his ancestors might prefer, to allow people to marry more than one corporation.  Or should it be that a corporation could marry multiple human people?

    So confusing!  Mitt, we need more of your wisdom!

  •  Very well done, Scott. Thanks! n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

    by Dragon5616 on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 12:45:33 PM PDT

  •  That little speech is how (0+ / 0-)

    to invest the voter in supporting the corporations.

    "That corporation must be awesome, because it's ME!"

    Hence, the voter is not voting against his own interest.

    Simple, really.


    Teh Stupid is flying so fast and furious in Florida, it's hard to keep up. ~~kafkananda

    by vicki on Wed Aug 31, 2011 at 04:51:09 AM PDT

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