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Elizabeth Warren gave a great retort to Romney's old "corporations are people" schtick. Yes, a lot of responses have been given since he made the speech at the Iowa State Fair, but I think her's is the best yet.

It starts at about the 8:40 mark on this video: Elizabeth Warren: Corporations are Not People, Mitt

Here's my imagined response from Mittens:

Mitt Romney's Response to Elizabeth Warren (parody):

"Corporations are made up of people, my friend. The individuals have hearts that are guided by their accountants directives regarding their Swiss and Cayman holdings.

Corporations also have kids, they are called "subsidiary holdings," which can be profitable if held in trust within shells based in Swiss and Cayman locations.

Corporations do not need jobs, because they make jobs, except when Bain buys them and cuts jobs.

Corporations get sick. That's why we had to cut the jobs, after receiving loans to revive the businesses, but using them to pay millions to our investors in failure.

Corporations cry... well, sort of- when they are audited or fined by the SEC. Fortunately, since Bain wasn't a publicly-held company and didn't buy public companies, we didn't face SEC scrutiny to that extent.

Corporations dance. Well, the executives do. When the final payoff comes.

Corporations live: From incorporation through bankruptcy. They may not love much, but that's over-rated.

"By the corporations, for the Dow and NASDAQ we trust."

(If you can tell me how to get a video to show a frame in the post, I'd appreciate it.)

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Comment Preferences

  •  Romney, "I know campaigns can get dirty but (0+ / 0-)

    don't you ever ever say corps aren't people"---voice cracking

  •  I guess this means... (0+ / 0-)

    ...that hedge funds, blind trusts and bank accounts in the Caymans and Switzerland are 'people' too.

    Just not 'people' any of us ever meet...or want to.

  •  Go to the Youtube page, (0+ / 0-)

    slick on SHARE, then click on EMBED, then scroll down and pick USE OLD CODE because some sites aren't yet capable of using the short frame version.
    Then scroll back up, highlight the embed code in the box and copy to your computer. Go to where you want to post and choose PASTE or command V.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 01:29:59 AM PDT

  •  There are some people who cannot see (0+ / 0-)

    the forest for the trees -- i.e. the whole made up of parts -- and some people who cannot seen (identify) the trees because they all look the same.

    Yes, corporations are artificial bodies made up of natural persons.  But, what I suspect is that Willard cannot see individual persons other than as part of a group. So, for example, he probably doesn't think of his sons as individuals, but as HIS sons or HIS family.  That is, they are appendages and belong to him.  He owns them.  Ownership is very important.  It was to Dubya, as well.  Remember, he told us we are an "ownership society."
    Ownership is really antithetical to human rights, if humans are to be owned. But, ownership is what self-centered humans are about. They are defined by what they own, rather than what they owe.
    I think it's interesting that such big concepts are encoded in such small words and the difference of only one letter, which, unless one is paying close attention, may not even be heard. The ambivalence seems to be desired.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 01:41:54 AM PDT

  •  To put a video into your post, (0+ / 0-)

    simply grab the "embed" code from the video (on YouTube, click the "Share" button under the vid and an "Embed" button will appear; click that and copy the code that pops up) and paste it into your diary draft.

    Here's the speech:

    And my own response:

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