Romney’s line that “corporations are people,” which was defended by Palin and Rand Paul yesterday, along with the GOP debate in Iowa, should convince everyone that corporations are fully, 100% protected by the Teaparty GOP. No worries there.
If you’re a Republican / Teapublican base voter and you’re working- or middle-class, then you’re their useful idiot. If federal programs and services that you use need to be cut because there isn’t enough tax revenue coming in to pay for them, and you support this outlandish argument that the wealthy and corporations need MORE tax cuts instead of less, then you’re their useful idiot.
Romney, Palin and Paul all get something out of defending big corporations and their low, low tax rates: money. But if you’re a working- or middle-class peasant, you get nothing. And yet, unbelievably, you feel you’ve won something by paying more in taxes than profitable corporations and trust-fund millionaires, and by bringing home less of an income today than you could have three decades ago. The GOP and Fox and rightwing blogs and radio hosts all tell you who you should hate, who to fear (unions, gays, Muslims, libruls, the black president, etc), and you get to feel you’re in The Club when you comply. And that’s exactly how useful idiots are produced and exactly how big your reward will be in the end. Enjoy your club membership.
Mitt Romney’s message to Iowa (Video): “Corporations are people, my friends.”
Who won the debate in Iowa last night? Four possible choices:
Rand Paul defends Mitt: “I think we’re all corporations. All of us are corporations.”
Sarah Palin agrees with Mitt also, too: Corporations are people. “People pay the taxes.”