People don't sacrifice for a company. They don't volunteer and maybe die in a war for a company, at least not knowingly.
Mitt Romney has talked about running the country like a business, and today, he went further, referring to the United States as a "company," instead of a "country."Maddow Blog
Romney promised today that he and Ryan "would make sure this company deals with its challenges; we'll get America on track again."
All he sees is profits and losses, the individual drive for wealth.
Corporations may be people, Mitt, and you may be a corporation, but the United States of America is no "company." We are a nation of people who share common ideals of freedom, equality, liberty and decency that NO Company can.
Stand up for America and just say no to Mitt!
What Barack Obama said in August 2008 in his acceptance speech is just as true today.
That promise is our greatest inheritance. It's a promise I make to my daughters when I tuck them in at night, and a promise that you make to yours - a promise that has led immigrants to cross oceans and pioneers to travel west; a promise that led workers to picket lines, and women to reach for the ballot.Quoted in TomP, 8/29/08, The Counter Narrative of Barack Obama: "The Promise of America"
For over two decades, he's subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy - give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else.
In Washington, they call this the Ownership Society, but what it really means is - you're on your own.
Out of work? Tough luck.
No health care? The market will fix it.
Born into poverty? Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps - even if you don't have boots. You're on your own.
Ours is a promise that says government cannot solve all our problems, but what it should do is that which we cannot do for ourselves - protect us from harm and provide every child a decent education; keep our water clean and our toys safe; invest in new schools and new roads and new science and technology.
Our government should work for us, not against us. It should help us, not hurt us. It should ensure opportunity not just for those with the most money and influence, but for every American who's willing to work.
That's the promise of America - the idea that we are responsible for ourselves, but that we also rise or fall as one nation; the fundamental belief that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper
I'll take the Promise of America over Mitt's "Company" and I believe most Americans will also.
We are a nation together and not a business.